The change would allow the landlord and the tenant to agree to a flat amount in the form of "liquidated damages" or a "termination fee." This flat amount could be charged to the tenant if he skipped ("liquidated damages") or if he honored the lease, gave the required notice and paid a fee ("termination fee".) The goal was two-fold.
First, to permit the tenant the early termination of his lease if he gave the required notice and paid the required termination fee.
If the landlord wishes to charge liquidated damages or a termination fee, the landlord MUST use the addendum and present this to the tenant at the time of lease signing.
The tenant will then have to CHOOSE the liquidated damages or termination fee option.
Vacancy was extremely low and units were rented as fast as they became available.