I have a tenant in active military duty who has been given orders to relocate. The tenant has provided more than 30 days notice of his intent to vacate. He is breaking the lease 4 months short of the lease term. I understand that he legally has a right to break the lease early due to his active military duty. My question is, do I have a right to keep his security deposit for the month that I will need to clean the apartment and re-post the apartment for rent?
If I am allowed to keep the security deposit, do I still owe the tenant the interest earned on the security for the 8 months that he did rent from me?