I issued S21 to the tenant expiring on the last day of our tenancy agreement. It had 6 months’ notice in line with COVID legislation. That date is 4 months from now.
I was now trying to arrange access for a gas safety inspection but am struggling to reach the tenant. He told me a few weeks ago that he did not want to talk about the inspection that week but ‘I can do what I want the week after’. Now all of his numbers appear disconnected and his estranged friend that we were able to reach said that the tenant may be abroad (based on their social media). I was not notified that he was going abroad. I am assuming he is planning to return but am unsure (as he went back to the country that he is from).
I am now unsure what I do now:
- does the tenancy end at the end of S21 if I am unable to contact the tenant until then or will I need to get a court order?
- what is the protocol for me to enter the property legally for gas safety inspection or for a general check?