Tenants vacated....recovery of deposit?

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13 years ago
I received a phone call from the neighbours of my tenants to say that they had moved out and left them the keys last night. I have visited the property and it is empty. They were 7 months in to a 12 month tenancy and just over one week in arrears with rent. I cannot contact them.
How do I proceed? Can I take possession of the property to re-let? It has been left very dirty with minor damage. How do I present this to the DPS to get the deposit back if I cannot contact the tenants. They did have a guarantor....but he has closed down the business where I had the address and seems to be out of the country, also cant be contacted.

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