Although there is nothing legally to stop you suing him inAustralia, even if you get a judgement, how you are you going to enforce it?
What address is there for him in the deeds?
what was the address on the tenancy agreement?
How much are you suing him for?
Can I have as much background detail as possible please? Thank you
In that case, the last known address is the agents and you canserve documents on him c/o the agents and the agents can have the problem ofgetting in touch with him.
It is not uncommon for landlords to have the property address isthe addressing the deeds. If you want to be certain, and get the deeds here bypaying just 3 pounds.
I think it highly unlikely that it would reveal an Australianaddress.
The agent is the agent of the landlord but the agent has noliability in this respect and you are faced with suing the landlord. If he doesnot attend the hearing or get solicitors to attend, you will get defaultjudgement.
There are certain practicalities in suing someone who doesn'tlive in the country but ultimately, to enforce the judgement if he does notpay, you could probably get a charging order to register a charge against theproperty which would mean that you would get paid if ever he came to sell it orremortgaging it.
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