To fill you in a bit..it is the parents who have signed the lease..and the parents who have paid all the money (rent, deposits, etc). SO, it is to them that I have the responsibility for handling this.
So.. I have been informed by a 'solicitor' (students are Chinese Nationals) that the parents are holding the services in Xiamen, China. I was further informed that both the last month rent and the deposits I hold are mine..the parents are not interested in dealing with anything further in New York and I will receive a release form from him.
So, I will hold the remaining student harmless..he can decide next month what he wants to do.
April is the latest I can get new students in for the coming year (august move in for registration). So, I will wait to post at the Universities till then. I really don't want to enter the new school year without students...I just deal so much better with this arrangement.