No, you are still subject for the rent until the place has been re-rented by another qualified tenant. When our tenants want to break their lease, we advise them that we will advertise. However, they need to assist on showing their unit as much as possible since they are on the hook until it is re-rented. However, it is illegal to collect rent twice.
So, if a tenant pays the full rent for a month and moves halfway through that month and a new tenant moves in, we do have to reimburse the old tenant half of the rent. Our tenants are subject to a non-compliance fee of $500.00 for breaking the lease and must have the home in rent ready condition, including getting new drip pans and the carpets professionally cleaned by a truck-mounted steam cleaner.