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I have a lady in a house of my in Fl she has been there for 3 years, me and my wife have to move back in to the home. The lease was up in December.  We notified her in the beginning of February that we would not be renewing the lease and that we would need her to move out by March 31st, as we were moving back in.  When she moved in, she was unable to get the utilities in her name, so we had them put in our name and stated in the lease that she was responsible for the payment.  She has not paid the rent for March nor the utilities for February.  When we contacted her, she said she was going to use her security deposit for the rent and utilities.  We live in TN and do not know if there are any damages to the house, so we told her that we were ok with her using the deposit for rent as long as our daughter could go over and inspect the house to make sure there were no damages.  We still insisted that she needed to pay for the utilities for February, as she is still living in the house and there will be more utilities due when she moves out and if we use the deposit for both the rent and February utilities, that uses up all the deposit money and if she doesn't pay for the March utilities we are stuck paying them for her.  She has refused to let us inspect the house, even though we gave her 24 hour notice.  What is our recourse here?  Can we turn off the utilities?  One other thing, she informed us that she wasn't moving out on the 31st, but would be out the 1st.  I told her she only paid the rent up to the 31st. 

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DO NOT TURN OFF UTILITIES..................................
if all security is used up (should NEVER of let her use it), you will have to sue in court
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