My two tenants have left, leaving their keys. One gave me an email a few weeks before he left, stating the date he is leaving, and the time of 23.59. Although he was only renting a room, not a whole apartment, he wrote in the same email that I am not allowed to go to the apartment unless I have his permission, and that it is illegal to enter his room. I should have read between the lines and realised he was trying to hide something. He has ruined my very valuable mattress, which is so stained, it is unacceptable to a new tenant.
Should I simply go to the online small claims court for compensation ? Or a S.8 notice ? There are no arrears of rent, it is just the damage.
I am disturbed reading the questions tonight, a question on the deposit protection scheme, even though the tenant has left and has received the deposit back. Can such a tenant go to court and claim 3 times the deposit because it was not kept under the scheme ? It is like tit for tat.