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If the landlord rents out the apartment immediately it is more dubious because it is illegal to charge rent to two parties for the same time period. But if the apartment goes unrented the landlord could easily just take that money out of your security deposit. If you find a new renter that satisfies the landlord you are a lot more likely to keep your money.