Getting rid of tenants’ bikes – evicted end of April 2022?

Getting rid of tenants’ bikes – evicted end of April 2022?

9:13 AM, 11th July 2022, About a month ago 18

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Hi everyone, My tenants were evicted on 30/4/2022 and they left three bikes in the garage.

Since then, I have made several phone calls and and sent texts attempting to give notice of a date and time they could come and collect the bikes. However, to date, I have had no reply.

The question is can I get rid of the bikes as the house has now been sold?

It’s July now and after each phone call or text there has been no answer as to when they will come and pick the bikes up.

Any advice would be gratefully received on whether we can get rid of the bikes as the tenants still owe us £3000 in rent!

Many thanks

Carol



Comments

DSR

13:40 PM, 11th July 2022, About a month ago

I think you qualify as having given them just notice and as long as you keep a record of this, then get rid of the bikes.

Or sell them to raise some money towards the rent owed? Are you planning to take them to court of the rest of the debt?

Lucy Fryer

7:16 AM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

I think you could safely assume that you won’t be hearing from them. If they left owing you money then they may be too embarrassed to collect, fearing to meet you face to face. Also if they are dishonest about rent is it possible that the bikes were stolen goods anyway? Sell and hope recoup some of your rent.

John Mac

8:28 AM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

Gunga Din

9:16 AM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

Your tenancy agreement would ideally have a clause specifically addressing this contingency. I seem to recall mine says 2 weeks.

John Mac

12:46 PM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Gunga Din at 12/07/2022 - 09:16
Your Tenancy agreement can state whatever you like, BUT, it can't trump the Law!

Chris @ Possession Friend

13:13 PM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

Abandoned goods is the most frequently visited page of our web site, someone else thinks so and has kindly referenced the page link above. Enough said.

Carol Fowle

18:58 PM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

Thank you all for your replies.
I will try and text the tenant again, give him plenty of time and date to come and collect the bikes.
Which I have done for the past 2 months.

David

19:44 PM, 12th July 2022, About a month ago

You can sell the bikes but you can't use the money to offset the arrears you're owed unfortunately. It belongs to the tenant.

Anupa Shah

9:01 AM, 13th July 2022, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by David at 12/07/2022 - 19:44
David, why not?

Anupa Shah

9:07 AM, 13th July 2022, About a month ago

The law should be changed immediately. Cause it says that you have to keep the abandoned goods for 3 months. Its impossible. Storage is too expensive. I wouldn't bother. I would sell it off and then wait for the tenants to come back. Carol, Your ex tenants are not going to pick your phone or not going to bother you cause they owe you £3000 and its much more then those bikes.

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