yes I am the landlord and his new property landlord as confirmed he his now a tenant with them.
Has he moved all his stuff out completely?
Have you spoken to the tenant?
I have not been in the premises for fear of legal reprisal, The tenant as avoided all contact. I also forgot to mention he is £900.00 in arrears with his rent top up.
You do right to becautious.
The quickest way isto knock on his door and ask him to sign a surrender document although he canalways argue that he signed it under pressure/duress.
Other than that youmust go through the usual s8 or s21 procedures.
This articleexplains a little more. http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/legal/abandonment.htm
It might be worthcondiering letting him off some or all of rent arrears if he agrees to sign nowrather than rack up more arrears and you have to chase him for money he owesyou.
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If the tenant signs the deed of surrender can I stil pursue him for the outstanding rent monies he owes.