For Renters

Move out early without breaking your lease

Cios gives you the freedom to move early without paying penalties from breaking your lease.

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Need to move out before your lease is up?

You need Cios.

Life happens — an exciting new job, moving in with your significant other, closing on your dream home — don't let your lease get in the way. Instead of breaking your lease and paying thousands of dollars in penalties, sign up for Cios and let us free you from your lease.

Sign up in less than 5 minutes

Tell us about yourself and when you need to move out.

Upload your lease agreement

Upload your lease agreement and tell us about your landlord.

We'll handle everything else

We'll link you with a pre-qualified guest who'll take over your lease.

Move out early without breaking your lease or paying penalties.

Sign up in less than 5 minutes and move out early without breaking your lease or paying penalties.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cios?

Cios is a platform that allows you to move out early without breaking your lease. We help renters like you move to take new jobs, move in with their significant other, and close their dream homes without remaining responsible for thousands of dollars of rent.

How does Cios Work?

The Cios platform connects you with a replacement renter if you move out early. In many states, this is a legal requirement regardless if you want to terminate your lease early.

To make the hand-off easy and stress-free, you can submit your initial request, keep tabs on progress, and check-out online from the comfort of your phone.

What do I have to pay for Cios?

There are no upfront fees to use Cios. We charge a simple 15% service fee per month for each month remaining on your lease to cover the costs of managing the lease termination process.

For example, if you had 5 months remaining on a $1100 per month lease, you would be charged $165 per month for 5 months after moving out — a savings of 75% and dozens of hours of your time compared to the typical lease break penalty of 3 months rent.

What is the typical penalty for breaking my lease?

Without Cios, a typical penalty for breaking an apartment lease could be anything from 2 months of rent to the entire remainder of the contract in one payment. In some states, leaving an apartment lease with no forewarning and reason could face a lawsuit and additional legal fees.

We estimate that most property managers across the US charge 3 months rent on average for breaking an apartment lease due to early termination.

Do I get my original deposit back?

Yes, you will receive your original deposit back through Cios after your replacement renter has paid their deposit through our platform.

Ready to move out?

Sign up in less than 5 minutes and move out early without breaking your lease or paying penalties.

About Us

Empowering people to move when they need to move.

We believe that people deserve the freedom of mobility, whether they rent or own. We believe that this freedom shouldn't come at the cost of anyone else, and we believe it doesn't have to. We believe in a world where you can move when you need to move, without going through a lawyer.

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