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    #16
    Originally posted by DoricPixie View Post
    If the tenant was in arrears at the time of eviction can the landlord sell the tenant’s belongings to try and recoup some of the arrears?
    Not unless there's a right of offset in the tenancy agreement.
    There's no general right to offset in English law.

    In reality, if the landlord did sell the belongings and claim the proceeds were to recover the cost of disposal (which the bailee is entitled to do), the tenant would have to sue the landlord to recover their money, which would allow a convenient (and cost free) counter claim for the arrears.

    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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      #17
      Got it sorted I’m going on Tuesday the 12th to collect it all! Champagne all round

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        #18
        Originally posted by DoricPixie View Post
        Genuine question…

        If the tenant was in arrears at the time of eviction can the landlord sell the tenant’s belongings to try and recoup some of the arrears?

        Are you serious?
        There is a two week (21 day) grave period for tenants to pick up belongings under an 1970 ACT (do some research )

        and my LL is giving my stuff back! Collecting tuesday

        HAHA I’ll be having a drink tonight

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          #19
          Originally posted by jase222 View Post
          I know a landlord who arranged to meet the tenant to collect his belongings and it was done in office hours and the landlord didn’t want the ex tenant on his property so place it outside then waited over a hour for the tenant to show and then left !
          5pm he had the police knock at his door and he explained what had happened and the emails and they concluded the tenant was a idiot .
          And as the tenant has suffered a loss the landlord had a rye smile.
          Oh god!

          i got a 2 hr slot booked on the 12th to collect it all I’m calmed down now

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            #20
            Originally posted by betsy2040 View Post
            Got it sorted I’m going on Tuesday the 12th to collect it all! Champagne all round
            Great result.
            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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              #21
              Originally posted by Hudson01 View Post
              No, although likely, it is not 100% certain that all the goods are owned by the tenant, they could belong to others, there is no way to tell who owns what.


              they are all my belongings.

              I’m collecting them early next week I got a couple of hour time slot x

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                #22
                Originally posted by jpkeates View Post

                Great result.
                I’m so happy thank you for your advice too

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by betsy2040 View Post
                  Got it sorted I’m going on Tuesday the 12th to collect it all! Champagne all round
                  The LL will probably keep his on ice until he's sued you for the rent arrears.

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                    #24
                    Betsy2040, Chanel1937, Delboytrotter43

                    All the same person.
                    I also post as Mars_Mug when not moderating

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by betsy2040 View Post


                      Are you serious?
                      There is a two week (21 day) grave period for tenants to pick up belongings under an 1970 ACT (do some research )

                      and my LL is giving my stuff back! Collecting tuesday

                      HAHA I’ll be having a drink tonight
                      The irony! You don’t have a 21 day grace period and it is not a 1970 Act it’s the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. It is customary, not mandatory, to give former tenants 21 days to pick their **** up. The landlord is allowed to charge storage fees so perhaps your landlord will add that on to your arrears.

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