I rented out my property to students through a letting agent. It was a 10 month contract that ended in July this year. The tenants left with rent owing and damages.
Rent arrears was approximately £2400 pounds and damages of £900. I have recovered their full deposit of £1800 (900 assigned for damages and 900 for rent) via my letting agent. Now there is about £1500 rent remaining which is no small thing. I would like advice on how to pursue them.
The problem is I am tied up with a family situation at the moment and would really like to get a company with a fixed fee or no win no fee ( if possible) to handle this for me. I have never done this before so have no idea of reputable people/firms. I have heard of the sheriffs office on another post. Has anyone use this?
The students were international so I believe they have gone abroad now (can't be sure). I believe the lead tenant and the guarantor are in the UK (form what my letting agent says)
On another note, is this now my responsibility to pursue for the rent owed. Does the agent have an obligation to handle or do this completely for me?