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    My tenant who gave notice on the 29th August moved out on the 10th September, with £237 in arrears. He has handed the keys over, and said that he would pay the arrears within a week. It hasn't happened. Also he should have organised a gardener by the 29th August, which never happened. I have since paid over £200 to clear the garden. I have sent several emails to the tenant's family (as he is unavailable) asking for this payment. What shall I do? Is there any chance that I can get the £237 rent he owes me? Thanks

    You need to find him before you can doing anything.
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong


      Was any deposit paid? Will this cover some or all of the arrears/garden clearance?


        I am in a similar position - I am a resident landlord, my tenant verbally gave me a months notice, agreed to clean the room (hasn't been done), extracted a verbal reference from me for their next tenancy, cleared their room and then handed the keys back. No rent for this month has been received. No deposit received at beginning of tenancy because they weren't able to pay. Monthly rent collected via bank account transfer has always been on time up until now so I have a full record of all monies received.

        Any advice on whether I can persue this through the smalls claim court if necessary (and would I win?) would be welcome?



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