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« on: January 18, 2022, 09:32:38 PM »

Hi there

I'm renting a property in London, when I moved in there was no inventory done by the Letting agent, there was some furniture around the place like chairs, bedside table, drawer left by previous tenant. Also when I moved in I requested a bed off the landlord which was provided also. (for me or the flat? debatable, no record written anywhere)

Now I must move out, the landlord is selling. Can I take the chairs, drawer and bed with me?  what would the landlord do since there is no inventory ?  also I would think they would want the property empty when selling and it's not like they are renting it again.

Any advice?

Cheers.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2022, 10:28:36 AM »

Was the flat advertised as furnished or unfurnished?

Even if the furniture was left by a previous tenant, the items are not your property, so on that basis you should not take them. You are supposed to return the flat in the state that it was in when you moved in.

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I would think they would want the property empty when selling and it's not like they are renting it again..

They might want it empty, or they might not - for example, they might want to move in for a few weeks while they do some work on it prior to selling and the furniture will be useful to them.

There's no point guessing or asking here.

However, you can politely ask the landlord whether the furniture is required and whether, as you are having to move out because he is selling, you are permitted to take it to your next rental.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2022, 10:48:42 AM »

I agree with Handyman.It certainly does not hurt to ask if you could have them,or purchase for a modest sum.When I changed from having furnished rentals I offered  outgoing tenants the pick of furniture,and they all took me up on it. 
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