How to trace an ex tenant
Tracing an ex-tenant here is what you need to do. There are many occasions a landlord will need to trace and locate an ex-tenant when they have moved from the rental property. From the tenant doing a bunk and not paying the rent to the landlord needing to forward items left or mail when a redirection service has not been setup by the ex tenant.
The bulk of tracing an ex-tenant cases are for tenant debtor tracing where an ex tenant has either been evicted for non payment of rent or has done a moonlight flit after running up months of rent arrears. in these circumstances the ex tenant will use measures to avoid being sort and traced such as not signing up for any services or products at the new address in their name.
This is where a professional tenant tracing agency comes into its own as they are well versed in the avoidance measures employed and will be able to be tracing an ex-tenant to a current address in just 24 hours on a no trace no fee basis.
Tracing agents use a combination of data including powerful credit reference agency data which allows for a robust accurate means of tracing people in the UK and these sources are only available under license which means they cannot be accessed without the use of a tracing agency.
Recommended Tracing Service
Find UK People® is an expert tenant tracing agency and has traced ex tenants for many years with an average success rate of 96% and a no trace no fee policy on all of its tracing services giving you the peace of mind you will only pay for a correct current address which will allow you to proceed with you intended action.
A tenant tracing agency will only need the tenants full name and tenanted property address to locate the ex tenant to a current address and the process with findukpeople only takes 24 hours from start to finish.
A useful add-on service for any debt related tenancy trace is the picture supplied of the tenant and their partner so that on enforcement stage the subject cannot deny it is the correct party at the door to the bailiff or HCEO an avoid the common denied at door tactic.
The important take away is the faster your trace and locate your ex-tenant, the faster you can proceed to take action in the form of debt recovery and litigation to recover the outstanding tenancy arrears. Many Landlords wait and procrastinate about what to do and whether it may be a case of throwing good money after bad but in our view the faster one locate the ex-tenant the better as the chances of recovery of any tenancy debt are much higher.
When one is armed with the correct information such as a current address and even the financial background of the subject the chances of recovery of a tenancy debt jump. If you discover that the subject has multiple CCJs then this information will help to indicate that enforcement will have to be chosen wisely as just getting a CCJ will be ignored and probably be of no further consequence as it just adds to the numerous others already on their credit file.
Information is key in debt recovery and really can make the difference between collection and non collection of a tenancy debt in the UK. Service such as people tracing services and financial background information provision can really help to recover a tenants debt arrears. Many of these services can be completed in just 24 hours so the information can be with you in a very short space of time.
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