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    Hi,

    I am a new landlord so any advise would be most appreciated.
    I have recently had a tenant leave my apartment when I returned the front room and hall carpets were stained beyond repair with red wine. The door had been taken off its hinges. The front door had been badly repainted for some reason. The house was left in a disgusting condition resulting in 24 hours cleaning and tile regrouting!
    I am not registered to the tenancy deposit scheme what can I do to recoup my losses?

    Kind Regards,
    Briony

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    Originally posted by New LL View Post
    Hi,

    I am a new landlord so any advise would be most appreciated.
    I have recently had a tenant leave my apartment when I returned the front room and hall carpets were stained beyond repair with red wine. The door had been taken off its hinges. The front door had been badly repainted for some reason. The house was left in a disgusting condition resulting in 24 hours cleaning and tile regrouting!
    I am not registered to the tenancy deposit scheme what can I do to recoup my losses?

    Kind Regards,
    Briony
    Did your tenant pay a deposit (even if it's not protected)?

    Does your tenant have any assets that would make court action against him worthwhile?

    In future - thoroughly vet prospective tenants
    Get a good deposit and protect it
    If poor credit risk - get a good guarantor
    Consider specialist insurance
    Inspect property reasonably often
    Post similar queries in "Residential Lettings" forum

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