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    #16
    btw - theartfullodger... photos not of much use really. When agent and myself entered (front door was open behind the broken osb) we had to clamber through rooms over metre and more high piles of furniture that had been overturned, contents emptied from wardrobes/cupboards/drawers and strewn about. House certainly wasn't as the tenant would have last seen it and no way of knowing what, if anything, had been taken. We took many photos but it all just shows the disarray. He couldn't argue if anything *is* missing - could have gone at any time. Even SOCO and forensics said there was nothing they could do.

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      #17
      Are you cut out to be a LL?
      You only have to store Ts contents for max 3 months and they can be added to what T owes you, when you file PCoL.

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        #18
        Depends what you mean by that question. Taking a massive-loss-making multi-property portfolio, many long term empties some entirely derelict, and turning the business into something where all were renovated and satisfactorily fully let, and making a liveable profit in less than five years of my taking them over, doesn't seem like too shabby an achievement. As I said earlier, this is the first time I've come up against this severity of problem in fifteen years. In your opinion Mariner, what does it take to be a landlord?

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          #19
          Did I miss a post where the tenancy had been surrendered? If not then its ongoing and you can't remove the tenants goods until you've obtained possession. That could take a while anyway.

          Have you checked with your insurance company that your policy includes malicious damage?

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            #20
            Ist para - indeed it hasn't, hence the dilemma. Am covered for malicious damage but the clock's obviously ticking for being unoccupied and the limitations which that will bring.

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