I have a tenant who is in the middle of their AST. They have mentioned a few times that the flat above caused them nuisance by way of drumming during work hours of the day (these tenants do not work from home), so I suspect that is why they left, however, they did so without informing me. I only knew they left because they didn’t pay the rent and the property is close to me so I checked.
As they’re liable for another 6 months if I took them to court, can I claim the remaining 6 months even if I manage to rent it within the next couple of weeks? Also, as the contract is still in effect, am I able to sign a new contract with someone? Usually, we would both sign a surrender form but I’ve no idea where he is and so I won’t be able to get that. Even taking him to court might be an issue.