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  1. property world

    property world Well-Known Member

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    How long after the tenant has moved out do i need before i can remove some stuff they have left in the shed and i have given 3 notices to them via text to pick it up.

    They moved out late October but have some stuff still in the shed?

    Thanks PW

    Edit: Property in Perth used the goverment of WA lease forms
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I would be mitigating losses immediately by taking steps to re- rent it. That means clean garage for new tenants.
    If furniture is valuable you need to store it, tenant would need to pay storage costs to recover it.
    Otherwise dump it and recoup dumping costs from bond.
     
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    I have had this situation in Perth. I just got the tenant to provide in writing that she didn't own any of the abondoned goods. Problem solved. The correct procedure is here:

    Disposal of abandoned goods at a rental property
    and here:

    Storing abandoned goods from a rental property
     
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    Do what you want.
     
  6. property world

    property world Well-Known Member

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    It was one of my 2 tenants who gave me notice to meave which was all cool. I told him at the time to make aure everything of his was removed when he left and i sort of took it as being that way so bond was paid back.

    I wasnt sure what his stuff was and wasnt thought it had bee all removed when paid back.

    Then i find out theough the other tenant that he still has some left. I havnt lost any income through it.

    Ill have to read through the attached links ect

    I have had other tenants in since they left as one stayed on.
     
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    Offer to rent out and advise there is a 10 discount as shed used for storage for x amount of time, or just throw it out if junk, or take to storage.

    Many years ago had a friend whose tenant just left, now word or anything to anyone, no rent etc, after over a month everything was moved out and stored so place could be sold, they turned up about 4 months later and wanted everything back, so be careful what you throw out and follow the law unless it really is just junk.
     
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    There are laws on how to handle abandoned goods. Check your local state government legislation. Recently I had a vehicle abandoned at one of my rental properties. I cannot sell it; it is not mine. The owner can still come back and claim it. It may be the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act WA.

    I know that in the ACT, If the owner returns to claim, he/she cannot collect goods until they storage and costs incurred by you have been paid. The goods can be sold only after you have made all reasonable attempts to contact the owner. When sold, proceeds of goods with a value of less than $500 can be kept. If the sale value exceeds $500 (after storage, towing and other costs have been deducted) money goes to ACT government.

    Good luck.
     
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    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I had this recently. If it's worth less than $400 total, get a second hand dealer to write a letter stating that the val is nil and you can dispose of it. If it's worth more than $400 you have to store it for 3 months then can sell it. I know, it's ludicrous.
     
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    I agree. The person who has the goods dumped on them has all the responsibilities and no rights. I had to get the car towed. I had to ring five towing companies before I could find someone prepared to put their fingerprints on it.
     
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    @propertyworld I think the limit is $300 in Western Australia.
     
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    I had similar scenario, tenants property was itemised ie furniture etc and then I had to store this for 3 months. It included personal items such as children's photos, mail, washing machine etc

    Eventually the tenant did not collect the goods so therefore I had to dispose of the good and hired a truck etc. cost me a fortune, this was in Perth.

    At the time my pm mentioned very unlikely at tenants leave their goods behind, 99.9 % don't, right I just got very unlucky....damn..... its actually happened twice to me, so I must be SERIOUSLY UNLUCKY
     
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  14. property world

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    It will be 3 months as of the 23rd of Jan.

    Ill give them a final notice and then tell them ilm have to remove the items.

    Will keep reading and researching to make sure i do it right.
     
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