Tenant seems to have vanished

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Tenant seems to have vanished

    Hello

    I have a HMO property which I rent to individual tenants per room. One of the girls seems to have just left and gone back home abroad. Her monthly rent was due on 1st October. Her clothes and such are gone except for a few ornaments(lamp etc). She also left the keys in the door. Can I look for another tenant straight away or is there due process even in these situations to avoid a comeback from the tenant (claiming they went on holiday or something).

    Kind Regards
    Raj

    #2
    Normally you should make the property secure and place abandonment notices on it.
    [I]The opinions I give are simply my opinions and interpretations of what I have learnt, in numerous years as a property professional, I would not rely upon them without consulting with a paid advisor and providing them with all the relevant facts[I]

    Comment


      #3
      Have you no contact details at all for this tenant? Was she a student?

      How did you find her (i.e. through an agency, or what?)
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

      Comment


        #4
        Its just one room that was hers, the other individual tenants (separate tenancy agreements) are there. Yes my agent found the girl. He has sent out an email to her to see if she has abandoned the property. If she says yes then fine Ill just recover her deposit and find someone else. If she doesn't how long do I have to wait before i can get someone else in?

        Cheers
        Raj

        Comment


          #5
          Does your tenancy agreement state anything about abandonment?

          Either way, when I am 99% sure they have gone, I get the property cleaned and let out asap.
          Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong

          Comment


            #6
            I will have to read the tenancy agreement properly. I have a copy from the agent.

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by RajK View Post
              Its just one room that was hers, the other individual tenants (separate tenancy agreements) are there. Yes my agent found the girl. He has sent out an email to her to see if she has abandoned the property. If she says yes then fine Ill just recover her deposit and find someone else. If she doesn't how long do I have to wait before i can get someone else in?

              Cheers
              Raj
              If your agent found her he should have more than just an email address for her. He should have a 'home' (i.e. parental) address, name and number for next of kin, a university department or work number,plus a mobile phone number for the girl herself.

              If he did not get these details from her, he is incompetent.
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

              Comment

              Latest Activity

              Collapse

              • Reply to Deducting Cleaning Costs from Deposit
                by Lawcruncher
                Just to clarify, what I meant was that the requirement comes from the tenancy terms if they include it....
                29-01-2022, 08:38 AM
              • Deducting Cleaning Costs from Deposit
                by Piffy
                I use a Letting Agent. Recently the tenants vacated, prior to the tenants leaving when the letting agent did an inspection they advised the tenants that the property would need cleaning before they vacated. The tenants have now left, the place does need a good clean, the Letting Agents have said that...
                27-01-2022, 11:30 AM
              • Reply to Inherited a few rentals
                by Flashback1966
                or just work hard and hopefully take an early retirement.

                You can't predict the future. Things always go in cycle. They want to get rid of Section 21, so you may be unable to get your property back. You may end up working and subsidising your rentals....
                29-01-2022, 03:42 AM
              • Reply to Renting rooms
                by DoricPixie
                It wasn't so much tat as a ground for eviction for PRT is wanting to move into the property (for now). It was more that I'd put my heart and soul into making the property nice and it wasn't being cared for as well as I would have liked. I didn't like being at the mercy of a letting agent either particularly...
                28-01-2022, 18:03 PM
              • Renting rooms
                by Luke
                I have a three bedroom property in the U.K which I will rent out .
                I have had an enquiry from a couple and a friend
                I do not intend to live at the property
                Would it be possible just to rent two rooms to them , on the understanding they have full access to the property ?
                As its...
                28-01-2022, 06:09 AM
              • Reply to Renting rooms
                by DoricPixie
                I've had unoccupied insurance whilst I was overseas before. It was challenging finding an insurer as a non-UK resident but I did find one and the premium wasn't horrific. I did have to have someone go and check on the property every week as a condition of the insurance and luckily I had someone to...
                28-01-2022, 17:59 PM
              • Reply to Renting rooms
                by theartfullodger
                Just be careful with insurance. Empty properties are a "challenge"
                28-01-2022, 17:57 PM
              • Reply to Renting rooms
                by Hudson01
                If i were in this position then i would do the same, there is far too much risk thesedays if you wish to move back into it, either accept the risk and rent is as it really is with an AST or leave it empty....
                28-01-2022, 16:38 PM
              • Reply to Deducting Cleaning Costs from Deposit
                by jpkeates
                That document is out of date and, in a lot of places, possibly as a consequence, now wrong or misleading.

                The concept of individually negotiated clauses is now deprecated in consumer law.
                The OFT no longer exists and it's successor, the CMA, has withdrawn its advice about unfair terms...
                28-01-2022, 16:18 PM
              Working...
              X