My tenant owes 3 months rent and has done a runner! What do I do?
After several failed attempts at getting hold of her I posted a Section 8 Notice stating her arrears of just shy of £2k and a note to say that I would be inspecting the property 24 hours later. I heard movement in the flat and also heard the cat meow when I posted the letter.
Upon going back the next day and knocking on the door, I discovered it had been left open and so entered to discover they'd done a bunk, as well as leaving the place looking as though squatters had been there for the last 3 years.
My situation is - they owe us £2k in rental arrears, and probably another £2k to cover the ruined furniture and refurb it will now need. If they've been claiming more Housing Benefit payments and not passing them on then surely this is even more serious a matter?
Any advice that people may have would be appreciated, as this is the first time I've run into such a situation since taking over management of my portfolio from my letting agent.
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