If you terminate a lease early, what is your liability?

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We signed a year lease. My roommate up and left 3 months ago and I could not afford it on my own so I moved the next month. I handed in my keys and no longer have any rights to the property per the landlord. I have been paying my half of the rent, the sewer, and the full electric since. I have been told that since I do not have any rights to the place I should no longer be paying.

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