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I had a tenant. He is a well known in his field. When he rented from me in my town both I and the rental agent were surprised. He wanted a six month lease and I said no. I wanted a 12 month lease. So he and his wife gladly signed a year's lease. Four months into the lease, I get an email dated 10/21 saying they had vacated the unit. (Don't worry about the furniture, it was minimal.) I also get a fed ex package the next day containing the second set of keys. I go into the unit and it immaculate. Everything is clean. I have a security deposit that will cover November's rent and I hope to have it rented quickly.

I am really p*ssed off. I got scammed. What I really want to do is prevent them from pulling a similar stunt on another landlord. I know if I sue them at the end of November for December's rent, it will be picked up and reported by the national reporting organizations via their SS# numbers. But I really hope to have the unit rerented in 2-3 weeks.

Any suggestions on what I should do?

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