In california saturday we signed lease on a house. Sunday we found house to buy.Monday cancelled lease. Landlord wants full payment.Legal?
It's legal if you signed a lease on a house then, cancelled it and the landlord wants full payment. The landlord may sue you on the tenant's obligation to pay rent as set forth in the lease. Consult an attorney for more details.
Yep it's kind of a jerk thing to do but you did sign a contract did you pay any money?
Review the terms of the lease. If there is no release clause you may be stuck but a reasonable landlord may let you out if he can find other tenants. If you can't agree you may need a lawyer.