My tenant stopped paying rent four months before the end of the lease. A 3 day pay or vacate notice was given. They vacated the property 60 days prior to the end of the lease. Siginifant damage to the property was done, holes in walls, all carpet in the house had to be completely replaced due to the dog the tenant had. A notice to keep the entire deposit was sent to the tenant along with additional damages. The tenant never responded. Is there a time limit to when I have to begin legal action to recoup the money from the tenant.