How to deal with items left behind at the end of a tenancy

Sometimes tenants leave behind possessions at the end of a tenancy, or when they abandon the premises. As a landlord, this can put you in a difficult position, whilst the temptation might be to get rid of all items instantly, tenants may later claim that they are irreplaceable or were of high sentimental value, so you need to be careful. The requirements of the law may seem like yet another case of increasing responsibility for landlords, fortunately such cases are …