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<<What I would note, is that if UH is a private party, then Florida law would likely govern a lease, and might impose on the Landlord a duty to mitigate damages, but even if it does so, it is not a panacea and may not fix the problem. I am not a Florida lawyer but I see many leases that provide that as long as landlord lists the space with its broker it is fine, and that the Landlord owes no duty to lease yoru space first over other space that the Landlord migh have avialble for lease.

I would strongly reiterate aj's points 1 and 2 above, and then suggest that if you want more specific advice, you find a Florida lawyer.
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I think JAFO makes some very important points above.

I'd be getting on the phone to the college housing office and talking turkey to them about re renting this space.

The duty to mitigate damages is a pretty general feature of most contracts --- I'd start by reading the college's housing contract carefully to see what it might say about this kind of issue, which must be an ever day fact of life for college housing staff.


<<I see many leases that provide that as long as landlord lists the space with its broker it is fine, and that the Landlord owes no duty to lease yoru space >>



Good example of why you need to read the housing contract with care.

Do you even HAVE a copy of the contract? If you don't, who does?


WHY did your niece decide not to attend this school as planned?



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