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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
    thanks
    maruca

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    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.

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      #3
      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
      maruca

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