This morning I got a phone call from my best mate, he is up sh1t creek without a paddle. About three months ago he moved into a two bedroom flat (London). The bloke he was renting with had an oral agreement with the landlord (in the USA) and my mate. not wanting to be shafted pushed to get a tenancy agreement signed by every one (this is still in progress). However, my bezza comes home form the pub to discover his flat mate has done a runner, only a pair of whiffy old trainers where left in his room. Now "Bob"(Name changed to protect him) is left footing the rent and bills for the month and will be about Â£800 out of pocket. Neither of them put down a deposit so do not have a safety blanket to fall back on. Now, I know legally they are in the greyest of grey areas of law as very thing was done word of mouth but could "Bob" persue recovering lost funds through the small claims court? I have advised Bob to get down to the CAB and get propper advise on where he stands. However a nice day trip down to Sunny London to recover fund from the little bawbag might be fun.