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I leased to a tenant  in October for the 1 year lease.    I live in Az,  posted earlier......  She had told me on the 17th of December that she might want to break the lease and would be out on the 24th of December.   I just went by there today and sure enough she was out, no 30-day notice, no keys, nothing.    I peeked in and noticed everything gone but a big stain on the living room carpet.   What is my next step now to gain possession back of my rental.   She still has possession of the house keys, the post box key, the garage remote.   At what point after the first of January do I start filing papers against her.   she only put a 600 depost and I have a feeling the damages will cost me more than that so I am out rental income until I can find someone.    help.


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If she has not paid rent this month, start with the Pay or Quit notice now.  If she has, wait until she doesn't pay on the 1st.  When that expires, file for eviction.  Her rent continues to collect until she returns the keys to the unit.  She still has possession of the unit until those keys are in your hands.  The sooner you regains possession of the unit, the sooner you can clean it and re-rent.

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