The ac­ci­den­tal land­lord

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Homes and Property - - Letting On -

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

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