I have a property in NJ. Here is the situation.
Tenant signed lease for the 15th of July (one year).
Tenant has paid pro-rated first months rent and security deposit.
I let the tenant have the keys a few days early because of the weekend to move in.
As they were moving in, there was a disturbance in front of the property.
They now want to void the lease and not move in.
Am I entitled to keep part of the rent of deposit while I search for another tenant. I would not want to force them to take possession as this would be a bad start to a tenancy.