Notice of Proposed Sale of Tenant’s Left Behind Possessions (Residential Property)
This Notice of Proposed Sale of Tenant’s Left Behind Possessions (Residential Property) is designed to be used when a residential tenant leaves items at a property after
In those circumstances, the law does not permit the landlord to assume that the tenant has abandoned the goods. The landlord may not sell or otherwise dispose of the
Landlords will not wish to be burdened with keeping the goods indefinitely, especially if they take up space and prevent the property from being re-let. The Torts (Interference with Goods Act 1977 (“TIGA”) provides a special procedure whereby, once the landlord has sent a notice pursuant to Section 12 of TIGA to the tenant, the landlord has a right to sell the goods.
This Notice of Proposed Sale of Tenant’s Left Behind Possessions informs the tenant that the landlord proposes to sell the goods if the tenant does not collect them. If the tenant then fails to collect the goods, the landlord may then sell them, subject to the relevant provisions of TIGA.
We strongly recommend that before you make any use of this Notice you carefully read the Guidance note in this subfolder which explains when you can make use of the power of sale given by TIGA, and how to do so.
Further template notices are available for Commercial Landlords [Property Left Behind by Commercial Tenants subfolder] and for various non-Landlord/Tenant scenarios [ Sale of Uncollected or Abandoned Goods subfolder in Business folder
This Notice of Proposed Sale of Tenant’s Left Behind Possessions (Residential Property) is
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