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pampam
01-04-2009, 18:52 PM
I have a tenant on a 12 month tenancy agreement with 8 months left to run.
he has not paid any rent to me for 10 weeks but has claimed the payments from H Ben. ( I have informed the council about this)
I have left various letters and have tried to contact by telephone.
I went to the property yesterday and it is empty. I spoke to neighbours and noone has seen anyone at the house for more than 6 weeks.
It is obvious that the tenant has done a runner.
I have tried in vain to track him down.
Can I just reclaim the property and change the locks? I really don't see the point of going through all the court procedures and costs when the tenant has cleared off away from the area.
Any advice appreciated.
Thanks
Pam

jta
01-04-2009, 19:00 PM
I suggest you search the forum for abandonment threads. Be careful because this is the sort of situation that could lead to problems.