Charles City, VA asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Virginia

Q: short term 6 month lease was broken by tenant. deposit returned, had to pay broker fee to recruit new tenant. lawsuit

short term lease six month. Renter purchased a home 4 month later. Security deposit returned. I had to pay $,3000.00 broker fee to recruit new tenant. Now she has filed a lawsuit . Looking guidance

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
  • Potomac, MD
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Your description is not sufficiently clear. The tenant broke the lease. Nevertheless, you chose to return the full deposit without deducting for the rent or brokerage damages. Now, the tenant is suing you? Regardless of whether I understood you, you need a lawyer to review the facts. Perhaps it is not too late to counter-sue for your damages.

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