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The tenant is responsible for the unpaid rent for the remainder of the term SUBJECT TO the landlord's duty to mitigate. What that means is that even the tenant was in default, the landlord has a legal affirmative duty to mitigate the damages by using reasonable efforts to re-lease the property. Once the property is re-leased, or if the landlord does not use reasonable efforts to re-lease, the tenant would then be off the hook for further obligation. BUT, the tenant is responsible for the costs to the landlord of re-leasing the property.
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