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Good morning, welcome to just answer. I am a solicitor and reviewing your question now for you. I should revert without delay
It would not be burglary but it is malicious damage to property and as such the police should get involved and you should get the damage valued and if he has a forwarding address sue him for the damages suffered. Any clarification please do not hesitate to send your follow up question, glad to assist always. All the best.
If you reported it as burglary though then it was not for the police to get involved because it wasnt burglary, he had keys and technically still had access and had not been evicted yet.
If you have landlord policy it would be the quickest way especially where clearly the person behaves this way, they may not take any court action against them seriously. I doubt your home insurance would cover the claim on these specific facts, but it is worth considering the specific wording of he policy.
Hi, they should take action now that you have corrected the facts. You can sue them too for damages as I explained above. All the best
Hi, thank you for the update. The burden of proof for a criminal charge is very high, it is proof beyond reasonable doubt. Their closing the criminal investigation therefore does not automatically mean you cannot claim damages if you are able to show that he did it and if the neighbours agree to be witnesses. in a civil claim the burden is on a balance of probabilities which is a lot less harder to satisfy. All the best.