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Do I have recourse if I believe my landlord is not holding up their legal obligation to re-rent?

Question Details: In order to purchase our home we had to break our lease with 4 months left. It states that we owe rent until the unit is re-rented or until the end of the lease. We cleaned, moved and turned in our keys in the third week of last month and paid this month's rent at that time. We have driven past a number of times and it does not look like anyone has been in the unit since we left. Usually after someone moves out, they will repaint and sometimes re-carpet or replace appliances. We lived there for 6 years and went through probably 8-10 different neighbors between the 3 other units near us. No unit was ever empty for more than 2-3 weeks and there has been a waitlist on occasion for units. I understand the letter of the lease but out state also puts a legal obligation on the landlord to mitigate damages, which I am paranoid they are not doing as our rent is higher than a new tenant's would be. Now the landlord expects the next month's rent. Do we have any recourse at all or without solid proof are we just left holding the bill for the remaining 3 months?

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