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    • By dj03943 16th Apr 19, 6:50 PM
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    Tenants left with no notice and with unpaid rent
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    • 16th Apr 19, 6:50 PM
    Tenants left with no notice and with unpaid rent 16th Apr 19 at 6:50 PM
    Hi


    I am looking for some advice please before I send a letter before action to an ex-tenant...


    I had a tenant who recently moved out of my property but just left with no notice. They sent a text on 11th March saying they had handed the keys in to the agent. They were on an assured shorthold tenancy with a term of six months, with rent paid on the 3rd of each month. At the end of the six month fixed term, the tenancy lapsed into a statutory periodic AST, which would have run indefinitely until either party gave notice.


    They had not paid in advance for the one month period of 3rd March - 2nd April, as required by the agreement. I intend to pursue this unpaid rent via the small claims court unless they respond to my letter before action.


    Am I also right in thinking that they should have provided at least one months' notice, and that I am able to also claim rent for the following month as well i.e. from 3rd April - 2nd May, as they did not provide notice and I will now suffer from loss of income for that month as well. My claim would therefore be for two months' rent. The tenant did not provide a forwarding address, but I do know the address of their workplace (they are a business owner) - is it acceptable to send a letter before action to that address in lieu of any other details?


    Note; their deposit is going to be required to pay for cleaning and repairs as the property was not left in a good state, therefore I cannot necessarily use the deposit for unpaid rent.


    Any advice or suggestions very welcome. Many thanks
    Last edited by dj03943; 16-04-2019 at 6:53 PM.
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