Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 2 weeks ago 36
Hello, My lodger left the room alone after only 7 days of living in it. She looked like a normal person, but turned out to be very malicious and aggressive. She left home on October 4th and from that day on hasn’t lived here any more.
However, she left all her belongings in the room and since October 4th she has harassed us with threatening calls and sent messages of threats and intimidation (just remember that she did it herself, claiming that it was not her home and not her room). We have reported the harassment to the police, and there is an ongoing investigation for a criminal offence.
This is to illustrate the situation. Two weeks after moving out, we gave her 7 more days to take her belongings (she did not take them). She asked for a little more time. We keep all contact with her via messages on the phone, so that everything is clear. After these seven days, we gave her an official notification that by November 1st she should take her belongings (she did not do it).
On November 4th, on the advice of the police, we packed her belongings in the presence of an independent witness and moved everything from room to the porch (now 60% of the porch is pledged with her belongings). All this time, from October 4th until today, she has only come to collect some trinkets, now that all her belongings are well packed, secured with black bags and put in order.
My question: Do we have to accept that she wants to take one thing from one of the bags or can we tell her to take it all or nothing?
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