My tenant has unfortunately passed away in hospital?

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13:38 PM, 20th April 2020
About 11 months ago

My tenant has unfortunately passed away in hospital?

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My tenant has unfortunately passed away in hospital?

My tenant unfortunately passed away in March after she was hospitalised in February. Obviously things are difficult and  I haven’t received any rent for February to date.

I am currently still awaiting for her daughter to hand back the keys to the house. She was receiving housing benefit directly from DSS.

My agent had written to her daughter in March to ask for rent and she confirmed she was still waiting for probate.

What should I do next in this unfortunate situation?

Many thanks




17:05 PM, 23rd April 2020
About 10 months ago

Reply to the comment left by BB at 23/04/2020 - 15:24
It's not an incorrect assumption: It's a fact 🙂 It's entirely possible at this stage that even the tenants' family don't know the size of the estate. There's no way that you can know what the size of the estate is. You're just the landlord.

All you really want them to do if you suspect there's not much money is:

- confirm who the executors of the estate are (so that you may invoice them later)
- encourage them to empty the property

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