Eviction and return of deposit from inherited tenancy?Make Text Bigger
I have the bailiffs booked for a legal eviction at one of my properties on Thursday 30th Nov. I purchased the property in April 17 with the tenant in situ, so I inherited the original tenancy agreement which had gone periodic by then. Their original deposit was transferred into my name.
A long story short, but whilst they’ve been paying monthly (a very low amount which was never increased), they changed the locks refusing me access so I couldn’t maintain the property. It looks a mess from the outside so no telling what I’ll find inside.
I am trying to get a copy of the original “Check-in” from the previous owner, but what do I do about returning the deposit and can I deduct the cost of changing the locks as well as everything you could normally claim with a property returned in a poor state?
I have a locksmith booked to change them anyway, but they may also have also have to force entry.
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