I have a roommate that issued a 3 day pay or quit notice to which I responded by ending my tenancy and paying for the days I was occupying the room (10 days out of the month). I deducted a small amount for no access to heat during my tenancy. I gave final notice of my last day in writing and spelled out the reason for my deduction. My roommate accepted payment without contesting or refunding the amount. A month later, my roommate delivered a letter via a pre-paid attorney service requesting a full month's rent, cleaning fees, and reimbursement for unspecified "property damage". We had no lease agreement that determined what day rent was due, an agreement regarding cleaning fees, and I left no damaged property. Does my roommate have a claim? If not, do I need to respond to the letter, and if so, how should I respond?
Leaving within the 3 day just means that you can't be sued for unlawful detainer (because you are no longer in possession).
It does not nullify your contractual obligations, such as giving at least 30-days notice if you are a month-to-month tenant/subtenant. Consequently, you may well have liability for at least some of the items you mentioned.
If you can't work it out with the ex-roommate, presumably he/she will sue in small claims court, and the judge can decide who owes what.
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