Loss of rent and other
If the tenant has not paid any
rent since serving the eviction notice you are most likely down about 8 weeks
rent in total.
So let’s get your money back!
When you get possession back of
the property that’s when it’s time to claim the bond, rent, and any damages or
cleaning to the property.
You can claim by making another
application to tribunal but this time for ‘Compensation’.
You can apply online. Follow
the steps from ‘Apply to tribunal’ and ‘Prepare for tribunal’ above.
You will need evidence of any
damages or cleaning required (or done). For example the condition report, final
condition report, photos, invoices or quotes from tradespeople, etc.
Note: You can’t claim on any
cleaning you have personally done. If you want to claim for cleaning that has
been done make sure you pay someone to do it so you have evidence of it – like
You need to prove what you’re
claiming essentially. Tribunal will not take your word for it.
If it’s just the bond money
outstanding you can just get the tenant to sign the bond refund form and be
done with it. But if they won’t return your calls you can apply to the tribunal
(free). Tribunal will give you an order to claim the full bond back from the
From this point onwards, if the
tenant is not going to pay up, in my experience, it’s best to move on and focus
on getting your property ready for the next tenant and rent it out ASAP. If you
keep trying to suck money out where no money is – you’ll only lose more money.
Check out the next blogs on How
to evict your tenant for not paying rent
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Tuesday, 15 September 2020