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    Tennets stuff left behind

    Hii, After the tenants have been evicted, how long do I have to keep their belongings in the property before I can dispose of it. I m expecting to see the place trashed, so want to address the issues and problems in the property as soon as I can post eviction and get on with work as soon as I can..

    Thanks !!!

    #2
    I give them two weeks to remove what they want, and the remainder is put out for the council.

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      #3
      What date do you have for bailiffs visit?

      Standard, pervasive, question, see here...
      http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/conten...ods-in-rentals
      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...

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        #4
        its 10th of jan. thanks

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          #5
          Good luck! Hope tenants don;t appeal and get it put back.

          Many tenants (anecdotally..) leave prior to bailiffs: The smart ones shift their stuff: Understand it's the stupid, vindictive or not-able-to-cope-with-life ones who leave junk: (I've had all three...)
          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...

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            #6
            What does your tenancy agreement say about tenants goods left in the property? That will normally be your best guide as to what you do next.

            Properly drafted agreements may well require that you give your ex-tenant notice to collect their goods within a specified period. You may also issue a 'Torts Notice' (google it ...), but beware that a Notice stuck on the door of the property by your bailiff or HCEO hasn't been served validly if you intend to sell anything not collected, and it can't authorise you to 'dispose' of anything other than by sale.

            The law requires you to do what is right and reasonable in the circumstances (no one-size-fits-all rule). The leading authority on involuntary bailment is Campbell v Redstone Mortgages. It's not light reading.

            This is the best guide I have found: http://www.landlordlegalsolutions.co...erty__LLS_.pdf

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              #7
              Now all Bailiffs have to provide 7 days Notice of any Eviction visit, Ts should clear Property by date of visit and hopefully LLs will no longer be resp for storing Ts possessions.
              Many Ts can arrange transport at short Notice.

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                #8
                Originally posted by mariner View Post
                Now all Bailiffs have to provide 7 days Notice of any Eviction visit, Ts should clear Property by date of visit and hopefully LLs will no longer be resp for storing Ts possessions.
                Makes no difference...

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                  #9
                  I can see that this is a stressful issue, but is there any evidence of this being an issue in reality?

                  Has a tenant sued a landlord for compensation for the value of goods left behind that were simply thrown away?
                  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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                    #10
                    Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                    I can see that this is a stressful issue, but is there any evidence of this being an issue in reality?

                    Has a tenant sued a landlord for compensation for the value of goods left behind that were simply thrown away?
                    Yes, probably few such cases are reported but....

                    Naveed v Raja, July 2007 ... Willesden County Court
                    £27,000 common-law damages for assaulted assured shorthold tenant

                    Mr Naveed AST tenant. ........ etc etc etc...

                    HHJ Copley awarded £10,000 general damages, £15,000 aggravated and
                    exemplary damages and £2,000 special damages for lost possessions.
                    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...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jpkeates View Post
                      I can see that this is a stressful issue, but is there any evidence of this being an issue in reality?
                      Of course it is an issue in reality.

                      What would you do if your TV, etc. disappeared?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by mariner View Post
                        Now all Bailiffs have to provide 7 days Notice of any Eviction visit ...
                        For execution against goods, yes, for evictions, no.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jjlandlord View Post
                          Of course it is an issue in reality.

                          What would you do if your TV, etc. disappeared?
                          My first thought wouldn't be, "where did I leave my TV and who was responsible for it in my absence?"
                          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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                            #14
                            Originally posted by StuartH View Post
                            For execution against goods, yes, for evictions, no.
                            Explain! AFAIK even HCEO Bailiffs now have to provide min 7 days Notice for Repo only evictions.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mariner View Post
                              Explain! AFAIK even HCEO Bailiffs now have to provide min 7 days Notice for Repo only evictions.
                              Notice of the application to seek permission to issue a writ of possession is required, (although I can't find any rule that says what the minimum notice period is). I had a writ issued last Tuesday, which HCEOs enforced last Wednesday - next day.

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