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My tenant gave a months notice, then did a moonlit flit the

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My tenant gave a months notice, then did a moonlit flit the samr night. She left the door open withthe key on a tablr just inside. Can I go in? She owes rent, utilities . House heavily smoke damaged. Just want it back.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. It would not be in your interest to reclaim the property or change the locks until her notice period has expired. Legally, she has a right to remain in the property until expiration of the notice period. If you were to reclaim the property or change the locks she could potentially have a claim against you for unlawful eviction.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, can I do a without predujice letter, saying give me the deposit and I will absorb the other losses and damage if she immediately relinquishes the lease? Have to send it to her mother by email. Who also left the same night!
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

The deposit will be covered under the tenancy deposit scheme (if you had protected it) and you can take your losses from there by following their procedures.