Tenant Disappeared

Tenant Disappeared

12:10 PM, 15th August 2013, About 9 years ago 13

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Hi, hope I am in the correct place!! Tenant Disappeared

I rent out a flat using a letting Agent.

I should just like to know the legal position regarding the tenant’s deposit?

Tenant left owing 1 months rent, and had removed existing vertical blinds.

Tenant does not respond to emails, phone calls, etc.

Can I now claim the deposit?


Robert Milliken


David Sweeney

16:37 PM, 16th August 2013, About 9 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Christopher Giles" at "16/08/2013 - 15:50":

Please remember that if you take Christophers (correct) advice, you can not get a court order under section 8 or 21 because if the property is not the tenant primary residence then it is not an AST (or AT). Anecdotally, sometimes a s8 or s21 will get through if not contested or if landlord can convince a judge it remained their primary (yes your honour, he's been looking after his sick Auntie for 12 months


16:46 PM, 16th August 2013, About 9 years ago

Will do.
I just wanted to know my legal position regarding the Agent.


Neil Robb

21:16 PM, 16th August 2013, About 9 years ago

Hi All

I just don't think it is worth taking a deposit anymore for the sake of £400 is it worth the hassle.

Any views would be appreciated. I normally just go in and get the maintenance done.

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