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I'm a buy to let landlord. My tenant didn't pay rent for

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I'm a buy to let landlord. My tenant didn't pay rent for month of May and hasn't paid yet for June. He's been my tenant for a couple of years. He's not answered any calls or texts from me and I have written 3 letters with no reply. He's not answering the door either. How do I proceed?? We're in Scotland and he's on a short assured tenancy.
JA: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Customer: I've sent him 3 letters iver past month asking him to get on touch to discuss his lack of payment and askimg him to get on touch to discuss or make payment asap. Nothing legal yet. Just want to know how to proceed please.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No that's why I'm contacting you.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Don't think so

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Do you know if they tenant is still in the premises?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm presuming so. My husband tried to get in and key wouldn't go in so think they're in and their keys is in the other side. (We had written to say we were coming to inspect the flat)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What should we do next?? O was starting to think I should call his work or get the police to do a welfare check on him as no response from him at all.

I think a welfare check is a responsible way forward. I would continue to tell the tenant that you are going to access the flat. If you still don't get a response then you are going to want to give the tenant notice that you have concerns and are going to change the locks and enter the premises. You will have a written agreement that you are allowed access to the property and if they don't allow this then they are in breach of contract. If they don't contact you then you can have a locksmith change the locks to allow you to enter the property. With Scottish short assured tenancies, then if the tenant doesn't pay rent for 3 months then you have the right to evict them.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. I will do that.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will do. Can't seem to find the place to rate you. Maybe we need to finish the chat first??

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