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    T leaving halfway through letting; can L use bailiffs?

    ok, tenant is planning on deserting the property 6 months into a 12 month contract

    not only that but the tenant has refused to pay the 6th months rent claiming it should be taken from the deposit

    anyway, it has been nearly 3 weeks since the rent for feb was due - is this enough time for me to send some bailiffs in to recover the rent for this month?

    i really want to send someone in so at least i get febs money and then the deposit could possibly be used by way of compenstion for breaking the contract as the tenants are fleeing the country

    so, the question is basically if i can send bailiffs round to pursue a debt of 3 weeks late rent?


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