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Good morning,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
You do have a right to enforce the terms of the lease agreement. Your obligation as the landlord is to seek to get the rental turned around as soon as practical and rented out. You may legally charge the breaching tenant with the expenses of releasing as well as cleaning and painting (if the need for paint is due to something other than normal wear and tear) and deduct that from the security deposit.
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