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?

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

Answer: 

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.

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