David Dorset

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Monday 12th February 2018


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David Dorset

4 weeks ago
Tenant won't claim his deposit and wants to go to court!

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 30/05/2018 - 15:25
Thanks very much again Kate.... Read More

David Dorset

4 weeks ago
Tenant won't claim his deposit and wants to go to court!

Dear Kate,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed reply.
I will need to check the tenancy type to see if it is statutory or contractual.
The property is fully furnished down to knifes and forks.
I am going to write to the tenant to ask for bank details to return the deposit to as i think this might get a response.
The mail dates are going back a month and the caretaker says he hasn't seen the tenant for a few weeks.
The main entrance doors are security keys that cannot be re cut and there is no trades button so in theory his leaving the keys in the flat leaves him unable to gain access.
We only have the UK language school as a contact address and they have confirmed that his course has now ended. They believe he has gone back to Saudi for good but they cannot confirm this for sure.
I am 100% sure he has not used the flat for over a month. His rent was paid in advance for the full term of the tenancy agreement.
If he were to intend to stay in the flat then the next rent payment would be on 12th June.
As you say i am going to do nothing with regards to the flat until 12th June other than empty the fridge as the kitchen is smelling bad due to rotten food.
I will email him a few times before the tenancy ends and will advise him that he can collect the keys from me at anytime if he needs to go back to the flat.
I am however hoping to get some email contact with him in order to confirm that he has ended his tenancy.
Thank you again for your advise... Read More

David Dorset

4 weeks ago
Tenant won't claim his deposit and wants to go to court!

Reply to the comment left by Kate Mellor at 28/05/2018 - 19:37
Hello Kate, unfortunately the tenant has not given formal notice. We are sure he has left as he has no access to the flat as he left the only set of keys he had inside the flat so i have no doubt that he has gone but of course if he decided to be awkward then he can rightly say he didnt formally serve notice to leave.... Read More

David Dorset

4 weeks ago
Tenant won't claim his deposit and wants to go to court!

Good advice Kate!
Whilst this thread has been in progress i have had a call from my letting agent. I have a one bed property which has been rented to a Saudi lad. It is common in my location that we get overseas students to study at the local language schools. The tenancy is due to come to an end in 2 weeks. Both myself and the agent have tried to email and call the tenant. The phone has international calling tone and no reply to calls or emails. The letting agent gave 24 hours notice to enter the flat for a pre move out inspection. They found the flat in a very messy state, dirty, rubbish everywhere and rotting food in the fridge. The were some possessions left but nothing of any value and the clothes that were left were all winter which the Saudi student never bother taking back home with them. The agent tells me that it is apparent that the tenant has not been living in the flat for over a month. The found the tenants set of keys in the flat.
My question is given we have made every attempt to contact the tenant, the keys were left in the flat and we are sure he has returned to Saudia Arabia can we consider the tenancy ended in two weeks time when the tenancy agreement expires?
I would intend to have a check out inventory carried out, then pack up any belongings and store them for a few months just in case he claims them and then put in for a deduction against the deposit for cleaning etc and return the remaining deposit to the tenant, I want to avoid going through an abandonment procedure unless i absolutely have to.... Read More

David Dorset

A month ago
Tenant won't claim his deposit and wants to go to court!

Reply to the comment left by Annie Landlord at 22/05/2018 - 14:24
The tenant gave written notice and left the flat. Because he did not hand the keys back does not mean an abandonment procedure has to be followed.... Read More