Disposal of tenant's belongings left in property?

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    Disposal of tenant's belongings left in property?

    Hi, I'd really appreciate some advice.

    We rent out rooms with full permission from our landlord and have been doing so for the past three years trouble free. We recently had trouble with a new lodger/sub-tenant (I don't legally know what these people are classed as although we have no written contract with them) who we eventually asked to leave (we gave her one month's notice). She decided to use her security deposit as her final month's rent which we were unhappy about (obviously). Her rent was already three days late. Eventually, and after an argument, she moved out the same day leaving us short of rent but with her security deposit of half a month's rent.

    She has left a few personal items in the house, we notified her on the day she left asking her to collect these items within the next 7 days.

    My question is: What can we legally do with the items she left? Can we charge her for storage/sell them/throw them out etc?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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