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Why are the terminating early?
Are you in any breach of the contract or is this just their personal decision to breach the lease?
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With that said, you are under no legal duty in SC to mitigate your damages and can simply sit back and let the lease run and then sue them for the entire amount of rent due since this is a commercial lease. Mitigation is only required in a residential situation.
But most landlords wouldn't want to have the property sit empty that long and will seek to re-rent as soon as possible and then sue the tenant for any lost rent and damages.
You can't force them to stay if they want to break the lease, you can only hold them liable for any losses until you re-rent.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
Well, you could sue them every month that they don't pay, but that is kind of a pain to do...
And yes, I would definitely suggest sending that letter.
As for whether you can hold them liable, that depends on your lease and whether it states they are liable for all costs of collection in the event of a breach.. But even if it doesn't, you can just add them into you damages for what you sue for and let the tenant try and object, which they probably won't.
If it doesn't....you need to add that for future tenants so you can definitely charge them for an attorney and other costs as per the contract.