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  • Landlord9021
    started a topic Tenant gone AWOL

    Tenant gone AWOL

    My tenant is on a AST for a year running until November 2018. She has been very difficult to let to and complains consistently mostly about nothing, every time she has complained with a problem with the property I have got workman to go in and rectify the problems instantly causing me to operate at a great loss. The tenant has now said that all of the issues at the house are making her stress worse and she is moving out this weekend and posting the keys back to me. She has not paid the rent due for this month. I want her gone asap tbh and she seems happy to go. What would I need to do? I have never had to deal with a troublesome tenant before. Should I just ask her to put it in writing she would like to leave then agree to end the lease instantly? (she hasn't given me any formal notice and just sent me a text message yesterday) Can I keep her deposit for unpaid rent?

  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by Landlord9021 View Post
    Can I keep her deposit for unpaid rent?
    If your tenancy agreement says you can.

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  • mariner
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    You can sue her for any rent outstanding. Deposit is primarily for T damage.
    Only accept keys for 'safe keeping', unless she is prepared to sign a dated Surrender of T that day. Just returning keys does not legally terminate a T, but a dated Surrender ends it on day it is signed.

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  • MdeB
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    Originally posted by Landlord9021 View Post
    Can I keep her deposit for unpaid rent?
    You can claim what she owes you from the deposit.

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  • Hillsy101
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    If possible get her to sign a deed of surrender. If not, her note saying she's leaving and the returned keys should be enough but do tell her she owes rent and outline exactly what she owes in terms of dilapidations

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