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    Tenant leaving 5 months before end of Tenenacy

    Need some advice
    Rented flat to South African girl for a minimum of seven months. For health reasons she needs to return home after only 2 months occupancy,
    I have 6 weeks deposit and a uk guarantor. She would be vacating the flat in few days and had found alternative tenants, which unfortunately would not pass my lenders requirements.
    I am putting the flat in the market but fear that it would take a bit to rent as August is a bad month to find new tenants.

    What do I do if I do not find new tenants before she goes… do I retain all her six week deposit… ?? did not charge her any letting costs to collect references or prepare contract … and would have the extra expense of advertising / get references for new tenants etc. etc.
    I do wish to be fair with this tenant as she has done all she can to solve the problem but I have to pay mortgage and other costs…!
    Would be grateful for some advice

    Put some keywords in the search facility as this question has been asked and answered several times.
    The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.


      Originally posted by Paul_f
      Put some keywords in the search facility as this question has been asked and answered several times.
      Thanks for pointing out the search facility -which I did not think of using before It is a good source of information and has clarify a few doubts I had.
      Thanks again


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