I gave a tenant a five day notice, they are paying through the end of the month tonight but not within the five days, but before I took it to court. (I delayed it going to court because I was trying to spare them extra cost, I really thought they would pay.) Do I owe them back their security deposit? It would seem that by not paying within five days, they broke the lease and I have costs involved in sending that five day notice, and being prepared to take them to court.
And once again, I see where I create my own gray areas by being too nice.