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Moving to a new UCF apartment when you already live in one is a pretty loaded question. First, you must think about what makes this place so special compared to the one that you already live in. Does this new community have more amenities? Is it closer to where you work? The biggest question to ask yourself, however, is how soon is your lease up? If you only have a month or so until the lease expires on your current place, I'd say just suck it up. You can definitely start planning for your new UCF apartment, and you 100% should be if your lease is up in one month, but searching for a new place to live when you still have ten months on your lease is just plain torture.
Breaking the lease at your current UCF apartment could have plenty of legal ramifications. On top of paying fines for breaking the lease, you could have trouble obtaining a new home. A landlord or leasing agent is going to want to take a chance on you in a new complexif you were a bad tenant at your last residence. And breaking your lease definitely makes you a bad tenant at your previous UCF apartment. There is no room to be finicky in your new home hunt. Even in the most dire of circumstances--say you don't get along with your current roommates--most UCF apartment complexes aren't going to be OK with you arbitrarily breaking your lease before it expires.
Depending on how long you have left on your lease, I'd say definitely start planning for a new place. There is no reason you should continue to be unhappy in your current place, but I don't think there are many (if any at all) circumstances where it's ok to break the lease on your UCF apartment to find a new one. Especially if your only reasoning is that you like this new community better. If for some reason you aren't living in a UCF apartment complex, but rather got a smaller apartment owned by an individual landlord, then getting out of your lease could be easier. If, for example, the terms of your original lease have expired and you're living on a month-to-month basis. Then, I'd advise still reading over your previous UCF lease very carefully before moving forward with anything.
If you are no longer legally bound to the UCF apartment, then by all means give your landlord notice and move into a new community. Definitely be courteous with the amount of time, as you don't want to burn bridges at your previous complex. You want your previous landlord or apartment complex to speak highly of you when you move into your new UCF apartment so that the move goes smoothly.