My tenants have left, but not handed back the keys. Can I change the locks?

My tenants have left, but not handed back the keys. Can I change the locks?

If you believe, or have reasonable cause to believe, that your tenant has ceased to reside in the premises, you are entitled to change the locks without serving notice or getting a court order. We would always urge you to seek advice though, to avoid any potential claims for unlawful eviction.