I rented out my home in Texas to a family that I have never had issues with. I'm in the military deployed so most contact has been via email. Anyway, the tenant emails me and tells me they need to break the lease due to his job relocating him. Being military I understand and told him so. He told me they were moving in March. I had no issue with that and immediately started looking for a new tenant. He went as far as even showing the house to a potential renter due to my location. I let him know that if I couldn't find a tenant to move in when he left I would require him to pay March rent. I also agreed to return his deposit as long as everything checked out. Well, next I know I get an email saying he had to be there earlier than expected (mid Feb). Again, I didn't have an issue with it but let him know that he is still liable for Feb's rent. Rent day has come and gone, I emailed him and asked did he deposit the money or was there an issue. I have not heard from him. I currently have no new tenant, no forwarding address for him, and I am not even sure if he is still living in the home. (A friend that lives in Texas is going to go by the house and check). If he does skip out on the rent, what legal rights do I have to regain compensation for rents that would have been paid for the one year lease (he's lived there for 5 months, so there's still 7months left) if he fulfilled his obligation?