Should landlords have the right to refuse DSS tenants?10:43 AM, 20th May 2019
About 4 weeks ago 124
I had a tenant that signed a 6 month contract; paid deposit and 1st months rent. Decided after approx 1 month to just leave!; did notify me via email they had gone.
I get conflicting legal advice on what I can claim for.
He seems to think he can get his deposit back via the DPS!
One “legal expert” said I could only claim for when I was out of pocket i.e. from the moment he left until the moment I refilled the room with a new tenant. This doesn’t sound right!; otherwise what’s the point of a timescale on the contract?; also I could leave the room empty for 5 months just to claim for that period deliberately .
I *assume* I can claim for the remaining 5 months even if the room is filled now?
I’ve tried to be fair to him as her circumstances changed; but obviously he doesn’t care about me and my business.
Assuming I get the deposit back via the DPS plan to take out a CCJ for the 5 months rent and then transfer to a high court writ.
Any advice welcome!
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