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Wednesday 7th April 2021


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dirk123

15:40 PM, 9th April 2021, About 5 months ago

Lodger's possessions abandoned in my property?

Thanks for confirming about tort law.

Good news: a third party has now got in touch to arrange collection. Hours after I sent the recorded letter. Hopefully it can all be concluded swiftly.

Thanks again for all the help.

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dirk123

20:54 PM, 7th April 2021, About 5 months ago

Lodger's possessions abandoned in my property?

Thanks for the responses. I have found this website a really useful resource. The Abandoned Goods link on Possession Friend is quite complex. The message seems to be - be careful. What is not clear to me there is whether tort law applies to lodgers or just tenants? I hope I am proceeding in a reasonable way as the law requires? I am going to write to them recorded post c/o their friend's address as well as the persons email/whatsapp and also their church. Whatsapp at least has a read receipt. I am writing to them them that I am disposing of the goods (with an inventory) and I will give them another 2 weeks to collect. I need to clear the room but I think I will hold onto to a box or two of small personal items for a few months in case they do return (passport, laptop, family photos, maybe some clothes) as this would seem fair under the circumstances.

To answer Lindsay's question. I take your point that the welfare of this person is at risk. When I evicted them I did immediately contact an organisation (local church safeguarding team) who know this person and I know the message got through. I have heard nothing since which is surprising. As you say literally anything might have happened. Hopefully they will surface in the next 2 weeks.

Thanks

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