We've rented an apartment in Catalonia and have now decided to move out after a gruesome four months. A lawyer has now told us that we need to pay upwards of €7000 to get out of the contract before it runs out.
Apparently, we unknowingly signed a five-year contract with a clause which mandates payment of one monthly rent per unfulfilled year. Whatever is still left in the current period of one year also has to be paid.
This is a huge bummer after already having to pay the fianza and I.T.P., especially because the real estate agent told us we would be able to terminate the contract after three months without additional costs. I feel lied to.
What can we do to avoid literally going bankrupt?