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The 30 day notice does not mean that your tenant is not in default due to terminating the lease early. You are entitled to retain the earnest money for either any damages caused and/or unpaid rent. But, you do have a legal obligation to use reasonable efforts to re-lease the property and as soon as you are able to re-lease the property, then the defaulting tenant is off the hook for any further rent. And, you are entitled to recover the costs of re-leasing, such as leasing commissions. You are entitled to retain any or all of the deposit necessary to cover the foregoing.
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