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If the landlord evicts the tenant for breaching the lease, the tenant is still liable for any rent until the landlord re-rents the property. The landlord must try to mitigate his damages by attempting to re-rent the property as soon as possible but can hold the tenant liable for any lost rent until they do so.
So if a landlord evicts and then cleans up and advertises the property for rent and is able to rent it 2 months later, then if the remainder of the lease was 6 months, the landlord can sue the tenant for that 2 months rent.
The law seeks to put the nonbreaching party in the same position they would have been in but for the breach.