My roommmate and I were on a month to month lease and she moved out on April 17th (gave her 30 day notice, turned in her keys, and stopped rent payments). Now I am paying full rent for the apartment. I am scheduled to move out on April 28th (I already gave my 30 day notice). Since I am paying full rent, I have assumed the rental unit, correct? So the security deposit should be payable to only me and mailed back to me. I am delivering the apartment back to the landlord.
Is this correct?
There are additional details but above is my basic question. My former roommate also left significant belongings in the apartment and caused considerable damage as well. I assume that I can get rid of her things and repair the apartment as best I can before returning the apartment to the landlord. She cannot sue me for removing her things from the apartment, right?