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    I’ve signed my AST and I’m due to move in a couple of weeks. The flat is small, but there is space for me providing the landlord moves their things. The AST simply says ’furnished and any other effects on the inventory’. I’m yet to see and sign the inventory.

    I checked in with the letting agent to confirm that only minimal items were being left eg bed, sofa and ask that crockery and kitchen items would be removed so I had space for my things. The response was that the landlord will leave most of it so I have everything I need. I’ve gone back to say I have my own things so there’s no need, please remove as much as possible.

    Waiting for my response, but any advice if the answer is ‘no the items are staying put’? I don’t want to move in and have to leave my own things in boxes cause the place is filled with someone else’s stuff.


    If the landlord/agent didn't confirm anything would be moved out, if it was advertised as furnished it should be pretty much as it was when you viewed it.
    The landlord/agent don't know what things you already have.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


      As above.

      Sounds more like "providing furnishings" than "storing items" to me.
      There is a fine line between irony and stupidity. If I say something absurd please assume that I am being facetious.


        You won't get an inventory yet. We don't do them that far in advance of the tenancy starting, it isn't best practice. We aim togto in no more than 48 hours before the tenancy starts.

        Just as we try to get to the check out the day the tenancy ends, Bank Holidays and Sundays allowing.

        But it sounds as though you have rented a furnished property. The landlord doesn't have to remove anything and if you choose to store their furnishings you had best do it well!


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