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    Our tenant owes us £8k having not paid us in 10 months. we have paid the court fee and are waiting for a hearing date s21 and 8

    he did a midnight flit the weekend, and the house is empty


    what are our options now ?

    Any recommendations on securing the property . We dont have his keys back, and wonder what are the fors and againsts of changing locks and stuff
    at this stage

    Hodgey

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    Search for posts by me - I have posted at length about this subject.

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      Originally posted by skillhodgey View Post
      Our tenant owes us £8k having not paid us in 10 months. we have paid the court fee and are waiting for a hearing date s21 and 8

      he did a midnight flit the weekend, and the house is empty


      what are our options now ?

      Any recommendations on securing the property . We dont have his keys back, and wonder what are the fors and againsts of changing locks and stuff
      at this stage

      Hodgey
      Sounds terrible. We had a neighbour who did that. There one day and gone the next!

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