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First you must determine if the terms of your lease provides the answer to your questions. Your landlord has the right to release you from the obligations of your lease, but normally is under no duty to release your unless this is provided for in the lease.
The landlord may sue the tenant on the tenant's obligation to pay rent as set forth in the lease. A lease commonly provides that upon the breach of any of its provisions by the tenant, such as the failure to pay rent, the lease shall terminate or the landlord may exercise the option to declare the lease terminated. When the lease is terminated for any reason, the landlord then has the right to evict the tenant and retake possession of the property.