Hi, Welcome to JustAnswerMy name is XXXXX XXXXX I would be glad to help youANSWERIf you moved out, but had paid prorated rent for the month, then the landlord could show the room to prospective renters, but technically could not rent it until your prorated rent was used up. Unfortunately, you are not entitled to any of the prorated rent because, unless the landlord was able to rent the room. In such case, the landlord would not legally be able to collect the same rent from 2 sources for the same room. However since you gave him 30 days notice, you should demand the return of your security deposit in full,
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He's just trying to intimidate you by using scare tactics. Demand the full security deposit in full, in writing and notify him in the letter that if you do not receive it with 10days of the date of the letter, you will file suit against him. You can sue him in Small Claims Court. You do not need an Attorney and the filing fee is nominal. Make a copies of the letter so that you can hand one up to the Judge to prove you demanded the return of your security deposit, but the landlord refused - that is a prerequisite to filing the suit.
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