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Sorry, I forgot to ask about these issues in my previous post.  For background, my tenant is suing me, for what may be a valid reason, but I do not believe the damages are of half rent for 3 months is warranted.  My previous question explains this further.  But I forgot to ask these twos question. 

When my tenant moved out, he did not give me the keys until the morning of 1 July, his lease expired on 30 June.  Can I charge him rent for the 1st?  Also, his broken car was still left on my property on the 1st.  He ran into a problem with having it moved, so I gave him a deadline for 2 days later to have it moved, which he did.

I was researching online and if I understand what I've seen, I may be able to counterclaim for him not moving out on time and leaving personal property.  Does anyone have insight into this?  I know this sounds like I am being petty, but I cannot afford to pay a judgement may need something to counter his complaint for damages. 

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I think you could, but I wouldn't bother. A lawyer might tell you to in order to show he didn't actually get out in time and use it in leverage against his suit, but in reality I wouldn't worry about it at all. That's a question best left to an attorney.
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