Property tenants left their rubbish behind!

Letting your property or subletting privately in London? You can be victim of load of rubbish left at your property after tenants left. You as a landlord must be worrying what to do when tenants leave quite a load of rubbish behind. It can be bug infested mattress or it is damaged furniture. Before you actually proceed with rubbish there are a few things you need consider and to do before planning to get rid of the stuff tenants left behind.

First of all, please ensure that the tenant actually left your property completely as it might be due to contract. As most of the time landlords assume so but actually tenants are haven’t finalized with their tenancy. If your property is managed by real estate agencies then make sure everything is sorted on their behalf. Different case scenario tenant also may leave the key behind this indicates that pretty much that tenant will not return. Also it is advisable to post a letter explaining to clear property or otherwise all of the stuff left will be trashed out. This gives a legal permission as you have tried to reach out to them otherwise you can end up being sued in court.

After the 24-48 hours has passed as you required, it is good time to change all the locks in the house to keep it safe and secure.Next and vital step is to take as much of pictures of the items tenants left behind so you can document everything.

Dear landlords, so next time you find yourself in following situation stranded as your tenant left you with a big mess to deal with, remember we will help you to deal with the rubbish.

Good to know: Landlords rights over tenants possessions Is landlords holds full right to stuff tenants left?. Is it legal for landlord to keep tenants stuff to receive payment to release it.

If you are landlord and you assume that if your tenant unable to pay the rent or owes you money. Never do what you think is right ad  ‘quid pro quo’ , by using your tenants’ possessions as recompense. It might makes sense in natural justice but not in state law.

However, this assumption ignores the law of Tort (Intereference Goods) Act 1977. This law specifically prevents a landlord from taking or withholding a tenants stuff in lieu of payment. Before 1977 there was a law called ‘Detinue’. However, this was specifically abolished by the above Act.

If you are landlord and tempted to keep or take a tenants stuff in exchange of tenants rent then you can be in a big trouble which can result in big fine.

The humane way for a landlord to claim for owed money is to recover it through possession proceedings or a money judgment.

A landlord who may have a tenant who appears to have ‘done a runner’ but has still left some of their possessions may be judged by the law to be still in possession of the property. A landlord should always take the appropriate proceeding even where it looks like ‘abandonment’ may have occurred.

It just shows that a tenant’s ‘stuff’ can play a bigger part in a tenancy than you might first think.

Ironically all of rubbish and junk that was left by your previous tenants belongs to you now. So you can do with rubbish whatever you like. You absolutely hold right either to keep the items or throw them away. Most of the time landlords or estate agents will call companies like us to come and collect everything so landlord can put everything on track and property will be ready to go back on the market. Out wait and load team will ensure to help you to remove all of the rubbish. As we tend to recycle and reuse anything we can by reducing waste going to landfill.

When we come to you we will check if anything can be donated. Our wait and load team will load all the tenant rubbish to 1800 kg capacity truck so you will be relieved. We always issue invoice to our customers so they will be sure with proof of the rubbish away.

Dear landlords, so next time you find yourself in following situation stranded as your tenant left you with a big mess to deal with, remember we will on your marks to help you.
Landlords rights over tenants possessions

Ironically all of rubbish and junk that was left by your previous tenants can not belong to you. So be carefull before you can remove the rubbish. You dont not hold right to keep the items or throw them away. Most of the time landlords or estate agents will call companies like us to come and collect everything so landlord can put everything on track and property will be ready to go back on the market. Out wait and load team will ensure to help you to remove all of the rubbish. As we tend to recycle and reuse anything we can by reducing waste going to landfill.

When we come to you we will check if anything can be donated. Our wait and load team will load all the tenant rubbish to 1800 kg capacity truck so you will be relieved. We always issue invoice to our customers so they will be sure with proof of the rubbish away.