The accidental landlord
would arrange to have the flat professionally cleaned and I would deduct the cost from his deposit. He told me to “just dump” his stuff, so I schlepped to the local tip with a boot load of old clothes, shoes, bottles of booze, half a cupboard load of food and other rubbish.
I emptied all the bins, replaced the dead light bulbs, ordered a new grill pan handle for the one he had melted, replaced a cracked freezer drawer and also the back door key, which had gone missing.
Had he been in the property for several years I would have put the damage down to wear and tear, but