right of possession when tenant has left without notice
Tenancy Types and Management

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16 years ago
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One of the recent forum threads (am about to be arrested) raises some disquiet which is not calmed by the FAQs.

If a tenant disappears without notice and the room appears to have been vacated, do we have immediate possession? Come to that, even if they tell us orally they are leaving, what steps do we take to be able to prove possession?

I am currently pursuing an ex-tenant for rent owed when he left without notice. Although I have spoken to him on the 'phone I still have no written evidence that he has left, let alone notice with a date. If I take this to the small claims court, do I have a leg to stand on?

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