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Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you tonight.
Here the landlord can sue but you could counterclaim for the time and energy you put in as well.To me you have good facts to counterclaim if she does sue here.Since she agreed to terminate the contract here you could argue any claims are moot as well.
You don't have to do anything here, if she tries to sue then you counter claim and contest this matter.It looks like she got a lot of free labor and she may owe you for that as well.If she files suit you have good defenses in all of this.I cannot tell you she will not sue but legally I don't see she can hold you for damages here, this was free clean up and tear out, etc.You can argue it was free labor with her consent.
I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.Think you made the right choice here, this sounds like a money pit.
You can counterclaim up to $7,500 in small claims.Thats the limit she can claim here.