Old sofas in furnished property

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8:39 AM, 2nd July 2015
About 3 years ago

Old sofas in furnished property

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Old sofas in furnished property

I have started a furnished tenancy to find 2 old sofas in the lounge.sofas
They leave no space for anything else, are end of life and difficult to sit on (especially as it aggravates my back). So I asked if they can be chucked (I’ll bring my own sofa).
I was told no, I cannot remove them.

I have limited space and now I must put them vertically in the bedroom.

It’s absurd.

Jon



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Neil Patterson

8:42 AM, 2nd July 2015
About 3 years ago

Hi Jon,

Can I ask if the Sofas were there when you viewed the property?

Have you discussed storing the sofas with the Landlord if they are important to them?

Jerry Jones

11:15 AM, 2nd July 2015
About 3 years ago

Have you checked them for fire labels?

Recardo Knights

15:15 PM, 2nd July 2015
About 3 years ago

Are the sofas on the inventory, if not I would ask the landlord to take them away and store them for later use. They are uncomfortable and you need them replacing.

If they are listed tell the LL that they are uncomfortable, you never sat on them on viewing, and you would like to buy your own (have you ever returned cloths etc, consumers right), he may well store them, or if you have a long term tenancy say you will pay half for new furniture, he pays half and you agree to leave it when you move.

If he does not agree and your are only short term (6 months) store the rubbish yourself in big yellow or such like and put them back when you leave.

Jon Smith

21:11 PM, 3rd July 2015
About 3 years ago

Right, good idea I will check for fire labels!

They were there on viewing and I suggested removal.

I understand they will add them to the inventory and put a value on them. :((

I do have a nice red leather sofa, which I must now sell quickly - no room 🙁

I was going to offer to bring it and leave it there, landlord can have it when I leave. Alas, no.

Tenancy agreement also says I must not remove any furniture from the flat.
(It also says I must pay for the cost of re-letting if I am in breach. Sounds ridiculous. Won't happen.)


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