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3 Ways You Can Trace Your Former Tenants

As a landlord, you may find yourself in the position of having to sue a renter who has left town without leaving a forwarding address. Thus, leaving a notice in their new mailbox is not an option.

If you can’t locate the tenant, you might not be able to collect the money they owe you. This blog will guide you on how to trace a faulty tenant to recover your amount.

person signing a tenancy agreement

Method 1: Hire A Private Detective

You can consider employing a debt recovery firm or a private investigator. Even though both of these might be heavy on your bank accounts, it’ll be worth it, depending on the amount your tenant owes you. 

A private detective and a debt collection firm will have more tools and resources to assist you in locating your former tenant. You simply need to provide them with all of the information you have and let them do the job for you.

Method 2: Forwarded Mail

You can also send a letter to your previous tenant’s last known address to track them. Lable the letter “Address Service Requested” on the envelope.

The letter will be forwarded to the tenant if they have forwarded their mail, and you’ll be notified of the new address.

When you receive the new address, you can send them a certified letter along with a copy of any legal papers, such as demand for payment or judgement for money owed. However, this technique is only applicable if the tenant you’re looking for has forwarded their mail.

a landlord filing a complaint against their tenant

Method 3: Hire Landlord Assist for the Best Tenant Eviction Services in Kent

If you’re a landlord looking to track down your tenant, get in touch with us for free, impartial advice. Our residential eviction experts are well-aware of numerous ways to track down your tenants and get you your money back without any hassle.  

Landlord Assist is a landlord and tenant specialist whooffers cost-effective and reliable tenant eviction and dispute resolution services.

Our tenant eviction specialists and experienced solicitors aim to assist you through complex tenant eviction processes to end the tenancy agreements and recover any accruing debts. We provide practical advice and help for prompt action that makes legal proceedings and eviction processes smoother, easier, and cheaper for you.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our wide range of tenant eviction services Kent.

Consult our Landlord and Tenant team to find out how we can help you.