Sometimes you sign a two year lease on a house or apartment. That may be because the landlord required it, or it may have suited you at the time that you signed it. But real life doesn’t happen in two year phases. Sometimes your plans change in a way that you could not have anticipated at the time you signed the contract. In the lease example, maybe you relocated to California for work, but then an even better job opportunity came up elsewhere. If you signed a two year lease, are you really locked in for two years?