Is an apartment complex allow to charge 2 tenants rent for the same apartment?

Question Details: I had to break my apartment leasing agreement earlier than the end date and the termination agreement I signed with the complex stated that I have to provide a60 day notice period which I did and pay an additional termination fee of 2 months rent if the apartment is not re-rented out. Now, I'm being told that while the apartment has been re-rented to another tenant who has signed a new lease, I will also have to pay the termination fees which covers 2 months rent after I move out. Essentially, the apartment complex will be double charging rent to 2 people for the same apartment. Is this allowed per NC real estate or relevant laws?

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