There is usually no way out of a one year lease agreement. If the landlord has kept their end of the lease agreement, there is really very little you can do to get out.You can approach the landlord, and ask. Don’t accept the landlord’s first no. Say something like, “I understand that we signed this one year lease, and we are obligated to keep it. I’m wonder if you would agree if we found someone to take over our lease?”Usually the landlord will agree to that, but will stipulate that they want to do a credit and background check on the new renters. Half of applicants are not suitable renters. And if a landlord gets a non-paying tenant into the apartment it costs the landlord $5,000 to $15,000 before and after they are evicted. It has to be a good tenant. That’s why landlords don’t allow sublets. One bad experience and the landlord will never allow that again.Many landlords are people whose total annual income is $50,000 to $80,000 per year. Not rich people. They are working to save up a retirement by owning a piece of property. So they cannot afford a bad tenant. The richer, more experienced landlords already know not to allow sublets and bad tenants.The landlord may say something like, “Okay, you can find a sublettor, I have to approve them, and you have to guarantee their rent payments.” This is a big risk for you. If the new tenant loses their job and can’t pay the rent, you will get taken to court by the landlord for the unpaid rent, and any damages to the apartment.Many people leave in the middle of their lease, and don’t pay the rest of the rent. And nothing but a bad landlord reference occurs. However, they can be sued for that money owed, and their cars, checking accounts or their tax returns can be “attached” for payment.