Can I cancel the lease before the lease starting date in NYC?The day before yesterday I signed a one-year rental lease starting July 1st. And I gave the landlord a check for the security deposit. Now I found a better place. Am I already legally binding by the lease? Can I get out of that lease and maybe get some of the deposit money back?If it matters, this is in New York City.June 08 2012 - New York00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.