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  • HMO & Multi-Lets

    Tenant blocking front door with possessions

    i have flats in a house, and some tenants are leaving stuff in the hallway blocking the door.

    this is a fire hazard, so is there anything I can do apart from writing a letter, which I’ve already done?

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    The front hallway is not demised to the tenant so these possessions are being left on land that is not the tenants to control. Give them a written warning that in future items will be removed. Then do so

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    David Smith
    Landlord & Tenant Solicitor
    Anthony Gold Solicitors

    Find me on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/dsnsmith

    All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my firm. No comment made should be taken as legal advice and you should consult a solicitor or other legal professional for advice on your specific situation.

    A colleague with a similar problem gave verbal notice, written notice and eventually removed all item into a locked store informing the tenant that it was because it was against fire regs and if there were any problem they should contact the council.

    From being non cooperative they too the hint. Her advice had been that written notice had been served she ,as landlord was responsible for fire reg compliance and so took this action.

    Some legal bod can doubtless advise.

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    If they're items like bikes then a secure point outside would help. If it's just junk then as has been said, serve notice that it will be removed on X date, and via email/SMS as well perhaps?

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    Thanks, I’ll move them outside. If they were to be stolen, would I be responsible though?

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    If its bikes why not add value to your rental experience and provide them with secure storage if space permits?

    If you put them outside and they're stolen, why do you think you wouldn't be liable?

    What are the items in question to save time guessing?

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    If I need to avoid blocking a front door for fire safety, and the tenant refuses to move it, wouldn’t I be justified moving it, I don’t have secure outside facilities unfortunately

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    Council blocks of flats do not even allow a doormat outside individual flats - as deemed a hazard in event of need to evacuate rapidly after a fire.

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