How much rent arrears can I claim from a tenant?
The tenant wrote a notification letter 29th April. We received it 4th May. I assumed I should use 29th April plus one month as the notice period but there was no actual departure date stated in the letter.
The tenant did not pay for the month of May and did not leave. We also received a letter from the council stating thanking us for informing them that the property was empty from the beginning of May. We rang them back and said the property was not empty and that we had
not informed them. They re-activated the account.
On the 17th June I wrote and delivered to their post box a notification letter stating that they must leave by the 17th of August subject to them paying their rent arrears etc. By this time we were nervous they would disappear without letting us know.
The tenant gave us a back-dated cheque for May at the end of June.
No more rent was paid and the tenant put the some of the keys through my post-box on the 3rd August.
Can I claim for
1) £60 from October 2010?
2) month of June?
3) month of July?
4) until 3rd of August or 17th of August or...?
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