When tenants leave behind a parting gift
WHEN leaving a rental property, would you take all your possessions?
Apparently some people don’t.
According to one lettings company a whole host of valuable items are left behind.
One report is of a tenant who left his Range Rover behind.
It sat in a parking space; the keys with a porter.
When the letting agent contacted the former tenant informing him that the vehicle needed to be removed, he was told to keep it.
Unfortunately this wasn’t allowed and the tenant eventually arranged for someone to pick it up. And this isn’t a one-off. Another letting agent was shocked to enter what was supposed to be an unfurnished flat after the tenancy ended only to find that everything had been left behind – furnishings, paintings, designer clothes and even Swarovski figurines.
The tenant was already halfway around the world so the possessions were eventually donated to charity.
The same outcome awaited some designer clothes and accessories which had been left behind.
A charity shop was delighted to receive them, especially as they were still in their original bags with the tags attached.
Some other items which have been left behind include: ●● A toupee left in a biscuit tin ●● A pair of trainers that had to be sent via DHL to Sydney ●● An entire window, with frame, lying on a bed ●● Fake Grecian columns and statues cemented in situ ●● Several cases of knives hidden in cubbies in the floor ●● A flat screen Bang & Olufsen TV ●● A set of skis and full set of ski attire ●● An American fridge freezer (despite a working integrated fridge already in the property) ●● Full-sized treadmill in the reception room ●● Case of Champagne (which wasn’t donated to charity)
●● Tenants have been known to leave behind whole wardrobes of clothes