New address for tenant - we saw his tenancy agreement!

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We need a bit of advice as to where we stand legally....

The tenant told us in an email he was leaving the property on 28th December, which we confirmed in a reply. He never contacted us after this so we assumed that he was indeed leaving when he said he would. We got permission from his flatmate to carry out an inspection on 29th (the second tenant was staying away from the flat as the atmosphere had become so unpleasant). When we let ourselves in, believing the tenant had moved, we found him asleep in bed. We did a quick check round the public areas to check nothing was missing, and we spotted an RLA tenancy agreement lying on a table. We did turn a page or two and found the new address and name of the landlord of the property he was going to be moving to.

We are due to attend a court hearing next week to secure a County Court Judgement against this tenant as we wish to recover the arrears if possible. Our question is, can we inform the court of the new address, given the way we found out about it.

Also, we would like to be able to warn the new landlord that this tenant is likely to fall into arrears. Again, given the circumstances, are we able to do this?

Many thanks for any advice or suggestions

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02/01/2019 15:37

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