If you think that you are free to dispose of them as you see fit you would be wrong and it could prove to be very costly.
Many landlords of residential properties are often faced with this problem. Generally as the landlord you have no right to sell or otherwise dispose of any goods that have been left as the goods do not belong to the landlord. Should you dispose of the former tenants goods and the former tenant comes back for them at a later date you may face a compensation claim for wrongful interference of goods.
As with all areas of Landlord and Tenant Law it is vital that landlords take care and make sure that they behave in a fashion which does not leave them open to future claims.
If this scenario sounds all too familiar, please contact our Landlord and Tenant specialist Tony Parkins.
We are experienced in dealing with all aspects of landlord and tenant law issues from our offices in Birkenhead on the Wirral. We can also help you if you live in Liverpool, Cheshire or Merseyside.