Thanks. It is much as I had thought. Is it in order to claim breach of tenancy agreement or at very least state in writing your comment to the tenant? Should I wait to the end of the tenancy (May 2014) or act now?
Thank you for your reply. I shall write to the tenant stating the issues (by recorded delivery) and await a written reply. I will also state that I shall reserve the right to issue a Section 26 notice on the grounds of a breach of the tenancy agreement to clarify the legal situation. However, I would consider this a last resort. The deposit of £400 is now forfeited. The insurance of said goods (contents) may arise ... should I leave them out of the equation or advise them? (My final question!!!).
Guess making any part insurance apportionment would not be easy. Will stick to main plan adding that tenant will need their own contents insurance (mine is renewable May, so will bear with for the moment!). Seems pointless claiming through insurance when it can be reclaimed from the tenant. Thanks for your help. Any closing comments would help then I can rate your service as excellent!