18:59 PM, 6th April 2013, About 9 years ago 15
Is this a case of implied surrender and is it safe for me to go and change the locks, asks Landlord Karen Southworth.
“My tenant gave notice on the 6th march by text message.
The AST was due to run out on the 9th April and I also had issued a Section 21 notice for the 9th April.
My tenants last rent was due on the 20th March which she did not pay.
I arranged to meet the tenant at the property on the 5th to sign it off.
On inspection there was extensive damage to a kitchen worktop and also the sofa and bed frame were dumped in the yard. I pointed these things out to her and asked if she would rectify them herself or prefer me to do them and levy charges from her deposit, bearing in mind that the unpaid rent was already coming out of her deposit.
She has refused either option stating that she will contact a solicitor and refused to give me the keys back.
The property is empty and she has not lived there for at least two weeks as she sent me a text saying she had moved out.
Can I now go in and change the locks ?
Is this a case of implied surrender ?
Your comments will be very much appreciated.
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