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Good morning. What was the basis for the eviction?
Thank you. Yes, they do have an obligation to make a good faith effort, to find a new tenant and re-rent the property. While it remains idle and vacant, you could be liable but they can not allow it to simply sit and not try and find someone nor mitigate damages. As such, you can respond to them and ask/question them about this and what they have done to find someone else. Yes, there may be a breach and they could be entitled to this but need to mitigate damages.
Yes, you can respond and ask them what efforts they have made to try and fill the vacancy. If someone is living there, you should only be liable for the time it was vacant and any costs incurred, with finding someone. As far as the money owed and timeline, you can always work out a payment plan or propose a settlement. I do not think they truly believe you have the $7000 but do need to make a demand and put a time on it. You can respond to them and make a counter offer.
Yes, they can but it is unlikely. I say this because they want their money, so if you are willing to make monthly payments, they should accept it. If you are concerned about your credit, you can contact them and try and work out a payment plan.
Yes, that is correct. They could not "double dip" and be unjustly enriched, by taking your money for the remainder of the lease and then renting it to someone else and basically getting double rent.
If you find this out, you can bring it to their attention. Ask them when they moved in and offer to pay for the time the rental was vacant plus any additional costs incurred with finding this new tenant.
At that time, they would likely turn it over to collections and then sue on it, to try and get a judgment. You can not force them to agree to a payment plan, I am sorry to say. I know that is not ideal or what you are hoping to hear but I want to be upfront and honest
Yes, if they were firm and wanted it all in 30 days, they could demand it and if you do not pay, would then have to sue and turn it over to collections.
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