We had a tenant in Florida who moved out without proper written notice. We found another tenant quicly and lost no rent due to the move-out but did spend a considerable amount of the previous tenant's deposit toward reconditioning the home. The tenant now believes that he is entitled to have the entire deposit returned. We did send notice within 30 days of our intent to keep the full deposit due to our expenses although not in perfect format per FL law. Are we under any obligation to return the full amount (or any portion of) their deposit despite our expenses? If so what portion (only amount left after our reconditioning expenses?)
Also we still have time to resend our notice of intent in proper legal format if needed before our 30 day deadline. Is this necessary?