Can landlord charge for removal of furniture from a furnished property?

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    Can landlord charge for removal of furniture from a furnished property?

    My girlfriend rented a property in Bristol last year, and the tenancy ends at the end of the month. When she moved in there was various pieces of furniture in there, with the main one being a double futon in the living room, which was on the inventory list that was done at the beginning.

    The landlord has said that she can either take the futon when she leaves, or he will charge her £60-£70 to remove it after the tenancy is up.

    Is he allowed to do this?

    #2
    He can ask: She doesn;t have to pay. (He could sue her but I doubt that would happen..)
    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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      #3
      Just to clarify: Are you saying that: the flat was let with furniture including the futon; the landlord says he does not want the futon; the landlord says that if the tenant does not remove the futon he will charge to remove it?

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        #4
        If it is on the inventory it belongs to the LL, so no. I imagine it has perhaps been left by a previous tenant and the LL doesn't want it but it is not the current tenant's problem.

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          #5
          Did he make a gift of the futon to the tenant and did the tenant agree to receive it as such? If so then I would think the landlords claim is justfied, otherwise not.

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            #6
            Stick it on Gumtree for £5

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