Tenants who have just upped and left
Tax Planning and Financial

Baron Vendredi
Baron Vendredi
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16 years ago
Hi, I recently acquired an HMO, arranged as 9 bedsits. Upon completion, the old landlord told me that one of the rooms was now vacant as the tenant had just disappeared with all his stuff. Today I find another room is empty and the tenant certainly hasn't been there for over a week and there are no personal belongings left in the room. Both tenants have not left any keys so potentially still have access to the property.
My question is can I go ahead and re-let these rooms? I still have £300 deposit from each tenant and their rent was paid up until a week ago (after which date they appear to have not returned) I have no contact information for either tenant. I'm keen to get the vacancies filled as soon as possible to minimise the void period but not sure what I need to do to make sure they really have gone.
Any advice would be most appreciated.

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