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    My tenant left my property on the 28th with a overloaded skip on the drive and unfortunately contact with her was nil, so I agreed with agent to get a firm in to level the skip and remove excess rubbish which the completed on the 7th. I made contact with skip firm who said they couldn't remove skip till it was level and the next available time was the 6th and surprise surprise its still there.
    Can I charge tenant say £20 per day storage of skip? As the new tenant isn't all that happy with a skip on driveway

    Originally posted by jase222 View Post
    Can I charge tenant say £20 per day storage of skip? .............
    Well, does your tenancy agreement (the one signed by old tenanct) state that or state something about stuff left behind?? Can't read it from here sadly.

    What sort of reference did you give them??

    What have you done about claiming against deposit, please?
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


      You can take them to small claims to recover any costs incurred with disposal of the T's things.


        Sell it on E-bay. Sure it has some scrap metal value.


          They will likely collect today. I have had this before with skip companies, they won't just have abandoned it, they just won't have got around to collecting it last week.


            It is always frustrating when tenants do things like this but your desire to charge £20 per day storage is really just to make a point isn't it? There is no real cost incurred by you and you are just frustrated - which is understandable - but you can only charge her for costs incurred, which in this case is the cost of levelling the skip.

            Take consolation in the knowledge that you have no doubt had plenty of rent from her and just move on.



              I agree with that except for the (commonly expressed) philosophy inherent in the last paragraph. Do you think Tesco take consolation when dealing with shoplifting that the shoplifters may have bought plenty of stuff?

              It also embodies a view that naïve tenants and potential homeowners often have when making a decision to purchase -- "just look at all that money paid out".... without realising that (depending on the current market) a large part of that money actually represents interest lost on capital, opportunity cost, short-term maintenance costs and long-term maintenance costs, and various costs of legal compliance and legal recovery/unpaid debt.


                Originally posted by AndrewDod View Post
                Do you think Tesco take consolation when dealing with shoplifting that the shoplifters may have bought plenty of stuff?
                Yes. They do.

                They're at a different end of a scale from landlords and small shop owners, though.
                So I don't think it affects your basic point.
                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).


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