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Livi.Lettings
23-05-2007, 13:06 PM
Hi, This is my first post, so I hope i'm in the right place.

I have a small holding of property to let. A couple of weeks ago, one of my tenants decided to 'moonlight' and left the property without notice or payment of back rent.

Unfortunately, the tenant also took some small furnishings I had provided (microwave, kettle, toaster, shower curtain & mixer tap) - not great value, but mine nonetheless. Between these items and back rent, the tenant owes me £989.

I'm trying to trace him, but have had little success so far. So, i wondering if using a debt collection/tracing agency like Capquest (http://www.capquest.co.uk/) or similar recovery agent might have more success in getting back what I'm due? Perhaps there are other options available? I don't really have bags of time to chase the tenant, but similarly I don't want to just write off my money.

Many thanks for any help!
Gordon