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Can we legally hold our tenants' 2 month deposit to cover the rent in the event that we are unable to re-lease it after they decide to break their lease and leave early?

Question Details: We are all on good terms. My husband and I are first-time landlords and our first tenant has cut bait with her new job and is heading out of state. We agreed to be flexible and work with them so that she leave her lease early so rather than mid-August, she is leaving May 1. We believe that we will rent our house again but it has been on the rental market for 2 weeks and we haven't gotten an offer yet. When we do, we may be renting at a lower rate just to get it rented. The tenants have asked whether they can use their deposit toward the next months rent in the event that it doesn't rent before then. Can we sign another side agreement to have them agree to this to nullify our having to return their deposit back to them within 30 days of them leaving, if it doesn't rent?

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