Hi I'm trying to figure out what the (non-campus housing) lease terms are like around Wayne State, any help would be much appreciated. What I've found so far has indicated that most are 12 month leases rather than month to month, but I haven't been able to find out whether or not there is a standard "set penalty" if you back out of the lease early. For example, I know in some places like DC where the market is hot, there is often a clause in the lease that if you back out early you pay this 'set penalty', say $500, and aren't liable for anything else. So, if any of you in Detroit know anything about this, I'd really appreciate the help!! I'm hoping to get a place at Lafayette Towers or Lafayette Pavillion, so if anyone happens to live there and has their lease handy it'd be so great if you could tell me the details. My problem is that I'm waitlisted at a school much closer to home... so if I end up getting in there once I've moved to WSU then I might leave, so I need to figure out ahead of time if I can break a lease without too much penalty. I've tried really hard to find a sublet for the month of August but have had no luck. Anyway, I hope to hear from someone!!