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classicbike
24-03-2009, 18:50 PM
Hi.

I'm posing this problem on behalf of a friend who is the landlord.

A tenant left without giving any notice. He still owes some rent, but has not paid.

The landlord doesn't know where he's moved to, but knows where he works.

What steps can the landlord take to recover the outstanding monies?

Many thanks.

Paul Gibbs
25-03-2009, 09:26 AM
when did T move in?

When did T move out?

How long was agreement to last for?

Was deposit protected?

jeffrey
25-03-2009, 11:02 AM
when did T move in?

When did T move out?

How long was agreement to last for?

Was deposit protected?
Plus:
e. did L serve any Notices on T, before departure; and
f. did T leave before or on or after expiry of fixed term?

classicbike
25-03-2009, 11:31 AM
I'm afraid that due to ignorance, the landlord hasn't covered himself in any way, i.e. no written contract, no protection on the deposit, no background checks (with new lodgers) etc. He's broken all the rules when it comes to good business practice (not to mention common sense).

So, no he hasn't served any notices, protected the deposit, issued a written contract for a fixed term.

Would chasing the debt be a lost cause?

Tony.

jeffrey
25-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Yes. Serves him right, I regret to say.