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  • Problem Tenants

    Outstanding debt after tenant left

    Hi

    I issued my previous tenant with a S21 and luckily he left prior to having to take it to court.

    There is outstanding rent arrears and damages (after taking into account fair wear and tear) of just over £600 after deducting the security deposit. I have written to the ex tenant and he has not responded. Therefore I have written up a follow up letter offering a payment plan and that if I do not hear from him I will take it to small claims court.

    This is the first time I have done this - can anyone advise the pros and cons and whether they felt it was actually worth doing?

    Kind regards

    Sian

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    Hi! Forget it right it off, your lucky he moved out it could have cost you thousands, you are wasting your time pursuing this. I'm speaking from 20 years experience.

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    Sorry I forgot to add if you take them to a small claims court it will cost you £105 and if it goes to a hearing it will cost you another £170 and even if you win which you might not the courts will not collect the money for you, you have to go down another road for that and that also costs.

    Hope this helps

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    Probably not going to get any money out of it - but chances are they won't defend the claim so at least you'll give them a CCJ for the cost of the small claim application fee

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    DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.

    It depends on if your ex tenant is working and has assets eg a car.

    sometimes it’s worth going down the small claims route just for the satisfaction of getting a ccj against them.

    If they are working it’s possible to get an attachment of earnings, after you win your case,this can take a few attempts, it depends how determined you are to get the money back and wether you think the stress is worth it


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