My question involves an eviction in the state of: California, LA County
Tenant going through a divorce and want to exit out early of a multi-year agreement. They are not capable of sub-letting. The spouse still living in the property claims that I will get a 45 days notice before they move out. They are still paying rent.
One instant question is whether I can offset the security deposit for items including my costs of getting a new tenant and for the month(s) that the property goes unrented.
Another instant question is whether the security deposit (net) would be due back to the tenant at the end of the original lease agreement (say two years from now) or 21 days after they vacate the property (say two months from now).
I do intend to conduct best efforts to get a new tenant, but there will naturally be some "down time" because it takes time to clean up the place and then for someone to move in.