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Ash
Ash, Solicitor
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hi I spoke to you some time ago about evicting my tenants,

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hi I spoke to you some time ago about evicting my tenants, I issued them with a section 21 which runs out on 31/12/14, anyway they have not paid Octobers rent and I have heard today 29/10/14 that they moved out last sunday 23/10/14 we have texted the tenant to ask if they have a date for when they are returning the keys which we have had no response, the house is empty we have seen that with our own eye so were do we stand as to reclaiming the house, we do not know where there keys are
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

For now please let me know whether they have text back and confirmed they have moved out?

Customer:

no I have had no contact from them they broke all contact 2 weeks ago I have only spoken to a relative of theirs and been and had a look through the windows

Alex Watts :

OK. If you are sure they have left you can go back and look at the house.

Alex Watts :

If it looks abandoned you can take possession and change the locks - but you always run the risk they come back and say that you have unlawfully evicted them.

Alex Watts :

On the other hand you can just seek a possession order from the Court and be sure.

Alex Watts :

That way you know the Court has ordered possession

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

all furniture has gone all that is left is broken garden furniture. if I wait can I try and claim for Decembers rent even if I don't get it

Alex Watts :

Yes you can because no notice has been given

Customer:

how do I go about getting a possession order

Alex Watts :

http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n005-eng.pdf

Alex Watts :

Complete this and send it to your local county court

Alex Watts :

Or

Alex Watts :

https://www.possessionclaim.gov.uk/pcol/

Alex Watts :

Online but that is for rent arrears only

Customer:

thank you very much how long do these normally take to complete

Alex Watts :

Around a month

Customer:

ok thank you, ***** ***** answered just what I needed to know

Alex Watts :

Great. Can I clarify anything else for you today please?

Customer:

no thank you

Alex Watts :

Great. If I could ask you to rate my answer before you go today - the button should be at the bottom of the screen

Alex Watts :

If you need more help please click reply

Customer:

will do thank you

Alex Watts :

Thank you, ***** ***** good weekend

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