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You can...that is, if there is a lease, and the tenant broke the lease (did not honor the terms of the lease) you can sue them for "reasonably foreseeable damages" which can include the missed rent and late fees provided for in the lease.So you can bill the prior tenant this amount. And if they refuse to pay? You can sue them to recover.
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Can you tell me, what state is this happening in?
There is no such law...that is, there is no law that says you can only sue for 2 months.YOu can sue for "reasonably foreseeable damages"So if they owe 3 months from the lease? You can sue for 3 months. Heck, if they signed a year lease and you could not find someone to rent for a year? You could sue for the entire year.You have to try and mitigate damages...find someone to rent to offset what the tenant owes...you have done so. So you can sue for the 3 months and late fees (provided late fees are addressed in the lease)Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
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