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Increase in non-removable furnitures

Postby null00 » Thu, 23 May 2013 4:19 pm

When I signed the tenancy agreement, I was shown by the agent that only specific furnitures belong to the owner. And they can't be removed. The rest of the furnitures belong to the tenant then.

However when the day come for the keys handover, the tenants did not remove any of their furniture and in fact the house was in a mess. Now the agent told me that the owner has agreed to "take over" these furnitures and now they are non-removable. No inventory check-list has been signed.

Is this a common practice by landlords?

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 23 May 2013 4:23 pm

Tricky. You must have the checklist and it must be signed to prevent future mess. Insist on doing so because you don't want to risk losing your deposit for even 'wear-and-tear' on things that do not even belong to the landlord on paper.

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Postby null00 » Thu, 23 May 2013 4:31 pm

The checklist was supposed to be signed on the handover day itself which was a few days ago. I postponed it to the next few days to get my agent to come along.

Is there a way for tenants to protect themselves against such funny landlords?

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 23 May 2013 4:36 pm

null00 wrote:The checklist was supposed to be signed on the handover day itself which was a few days ago. I postponed it to the next few days to get my agent to come along.

Is there a way for tenants to protect themselves against such funny landlords?


Then make your own checklist and take dated photographs of everything. Prepare copies to give to the agent/landlord and keep one for yourself. Just in case the agent is too arsed to bother making his own checklist. If he shows up and makes his own checklist, go over with him and make sure you agree to it.

That way you have a solid proof and evidence in case of anything.

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Postby Brah » Thu, 23 May 2013 8:33 pm

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 May 2013 11:12 pm

Noun [edit]
furniture (usually uncountable; plural furnitures)
(now usually uncountable) Large movable item(s), usually in a room, which enhance(s) the room's characteristics, functionally or decoratively.
The woman does not even have one stick of furniture moved in yet.
How much furniture did they leave behind?
A chair is furniture. Sofas are also furniture.
The harness, trappings etc. of a horse, hawk, or other animal.  [quotations ▼]
Fittings, such as handles, of a door, coffin, or other wooden item.  [quotations ▼]
Usage notes [edit]
Before the end of the nineteenth century, the plural furnitures existed in Standard English in both the U.S. and the U.K.; during the twentieth century, however, it ceased to be used by native speakers.
A single item of furniture, such as a chair or a table, is often called a piece of furniture.


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