Alex. Yes there is, we filled out and signed the WH Smiths lodger agreement Law Pack.
9. If at any point the lodger is in breach of this agreement or any sums due under this agreement are more than 14 days late, this agreement will terminate immediately without any form of notice and the householder will be free to secure the Property against the lodger.
That's clause 9 of the agreement
I advised the lodgers on the 26th of last month that if they still fail to refuse to make payment by the time it's due (5th november) then we would secure the property as we did not want then residing in the property without being covered.
Can we use the deposit to cover missed rent or just damage?
Ok great thank you. So just before I leave this chat.. Just so i'm clear. Their original move out date was the 4th March, which saw the end of their 6 month agreement. The payment they are refusing to make payment the final month - due on the 5th February. If I secure them from the property on the 6th February to pay the final months rent; I presume I can only use the their deposits to cover the damage and not part of the the final months rent, as although the rent is due within their fixed term agreement, they won't be residing at the property during that period?
Can I clarify anything else ?
No that's great thank you. Thanks help.