Paula rented an apartment to Dave for $500 per month. Paula and Dave signed a one-year lease,
to be effective beginning January 1st. After three months, Dave decided that he did not like the
apartment. He gave Paula a 30-day written notice, stating that he would vacate the rental unit at
the end of the thirty days, which was April 30th. Upon receipt of Dave’s notice, Paula made
reasonable efforts to find a new tenant. Nevertheless, the apartment remained vacant from May 1
st. through June 30 th. Paula re-rented the apartment beginning July 1 st. for one year. Paula sues
Dave in small claims court. What is the likely outcome?