After eviction what happens to any possesions left ?

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    After eviction what happens to any possesions left ?


    I have a bailiffs appointment tomorrow to evict a non paying tenant

    if there are possesions left at the property do I have to put them in storage ?

    or on possesion of the house do they become mine ?

    I have a new tenant who is waiting to move in so want to clear the house asap

    any help greatly appreciated

    The issue of a tenants possessions must be dealt with in the tenancy agreement. They do not become yours; they are the tenant's property and must be treated accordingly.

    If they leave anything other than obvious rubbish - take dated pictures - old food, empty boxes etc then you are safe to discard them as part of a clean up. Don't assume the sofa with a broken arm or leg is rubbish.

    Try to get written confirmation that anything left in the property is to be discarded. If you can't, then you may need to store it until such time as they have collected it; you can charge them reasonable costs for storage as long as it confirms that in the tenancy agreement. A months storage is probably sufficient. Make sure you inventory everything that you store with pictures and store it somewhere where it can't sustain damage.
    My advice is not based on formal legal training but experience gained in 20+ years in the letting industry.




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