What can I do if tenant leaves 6 months early?  


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I just received a letter from my tenant that they are moving out 6 months before the end of the lease and that their letter is basically they're advanced notice. what should I do?

 
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Under most circumstances, you should let this go, keep the tenant's security deposit for violating the lease agreement, and begin to advertise and fill the vacancy.

Only if takes several months to fill the rental with a new tenant, should you consider taking the previous tenant to court to collect those months that have remained unfilled under the terms of previous lease.

But it's very rare for any landlord to file suit against a tenant for vacant months. Most prefer to move on and learn from the experience and try to improve applicant pre-screening protocol.

 
  
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