Recovering Unpaid Rent Once tenant has left

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

    Recovering Unpaid Rent Once tenant has left

    Hi Guys,

    I've had a tenant leave my property without notice (or even telling us) and had two months rent unpaid.

    Have been doing various reading into small claims and debt recovery. Would anyone out there recomend using one method over the other? Ie going straight for a debt recovery company rather than courts?

    Also not sure if I need to do anything myself before contacting these.

    Very new to this and had an absolute nightmare few months with it all. Any help much appreciated.

    Rich

    #2
    I couldn't find a debt recovery agency that would take my case on so I went through the courts and got an attachment to earnings.

    I have phoned my local court to ask for advice about which forms and timings and they have been very helpful.

    Comment


      #3
      Debt recovery companies have no powers without a court order, and they usually charge the claimant a premium to obtain one. May as well DIY first.

      Do you know the location of your ex tenant?

      Did the tenant actually surrender the tenancy?

      Comment


        #4
        Not sure what you mean by surrender the tenancy? They left without telling us and there was only 14 days left until the end of the agreement.

        We think me may have a forwarding address as by chance they have moved to a flat opposite a friend!

        Comment


          #5
          What I am trying to ascertain is whether the tenancy is legally ended or whether you may be inadvertently exposing yourself to 'illegal eviction' claims. The tenant can still have a totally legitimate tenancy even if he doesn't pay the rent AND doesn't live there.

          Can you clarify when the fixed term ended and whether he was living in the property at the end of the fixed term?

          Comment


            #6
            The tenant moved out on the 28th Feb and we didnt find out until the following week. The fixed term then ended on 12th March. Therefore they were not living there at the end of the fixed term.

            Thanks

            Comment


              #7
              Therefore the tenancy is likely to have ended but did your tenant return the keys?
              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.

              Comment

              Latest Activity

              Collapse

              • Reply to Dps deposit
                by Jm1972
                Got it thank you...
                11-08-2022, 14:02 PM
              • Dps deposit
                by Jm1972
                Hi All,

                i would be grateful if I could get some help please.

                I got an estate agents to find me a tenant and do all the paperwork and get proof of service for everything, tenant moved in and paid deposit just over a week ago.

                The estate agents took the deposit from...
                08-08-2022, 22:40 PM
              • Reply to Can I get rent paid direct to me?
                by ash72
                Your expectations on the court process seems unrealistic, there is a backlog from the pandemic. You may be in a area where the courts have capacity and your lucky that you get a warrant in 3 weeks.

                When you say can you get the money paid directly to you, is the T claiming UC and the housing...
                11-08-2022, 13:58 PM
              • Can I get rent paid direct to me?
                by NaomiB
                My tenant was supposed to have left yesterday but she hasn't so this morning I posted my N325-eng form with the £130 for the bailiffs.

                I am expecting the court to take about three weeks to issue the warrant and four to six weeks for the bailiffs to come so about two months or so. She...
                11-08-2022, 12:46 PM
              • Reply to Buying a house - tenant in situ.
                by AndrewDod
                Don't touch it....
                11-08-2022, 13:40 PM
              • Buying a house - tenant in situ.
                by mizf1
                Good afternoon all

                I wanted some advice on the below scenario.

                I have come across a house which i'm interested in at a auction which has an attractive buy it now price compared to market value.

                No viewings are available as i'm assuming the tenant is being awkward....
                11-08-2022, 11:51 AM
              • Reply to Winter of Unpaid Bills
                by nukecad
                The way that the payments work is that they will discount the DD's.

                So the DDs will be taken at a reduced or zero amount, or the amount of the DD will still be taken and then (immediately) refunded back to the bank account.

                The £400 is not being credited as a 'lump sum' but...
                11-08-2022, 13:01 PM
              • Winter of Unpaid Bills
                by jpucng62
                Does anyone think their tenants are ready for the huge rises in energy bills this winter? Given that unit prices are expected to more than double from where we are now (and that is a big rise already) does anyone think tenants really have a grasp on this?

                With mortgage rates going up fast...
                10-08-2022, 10:50 AM
              • Reply to Buying a house - tenant in situ.
                by Jon66
                So you're thinking of buying a property with a tenant in place, you have not seen the TA, or 'special clause', have not confirmed what the tenancy is, not looked/seen the legal pack, not viewed the house, no survey, and have no idea as to condition.

                My advice - don't touch it. The alternative...
                11-08-2022, 12:55 PM
              • Reply to Buying a house - tenant in situ.
                by theartfullodger
                Worse, tenant could have moved in years & years ago, actually a "rent act" tenancy, controlled, LOW rents and even more impossible to evict.

                Ask tenant when they 1st moved in (unless other evidence e.g. when place built...). Don't believe vendor, agent, solicitor....
                11-08-2022, 12:54 PM
              Working...
              X