TENANT JUNK: WHat to do when junk IS LEFT behind

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WHAT TO DO WHEN A TENANT LEAVES JUNK

From couches, old TVs, clothes and cutlery, it can all add up to a costly nuisance for property owners. Tenants are ultimately responsible for ensuring all of their belongings are removed from the premises at the end of a tenancy. 

It’s not always easy dealing with tenants. There’s plenty of case-study examples that show how bad properties can get. If  you’re  in a situation where a tenant has left a lot of junk at your property, here’s a list of things you can do to make sure your property gets back to looking its best for the next tenant.

GET IN CONTACT

Before you can do anything else you really need to try and reach out to your tenants. You need to at least attempt to inform them of the items and arrange a time for pick-up. This may also allow the landlord and tenant to agree on other options such as disposal or storage.

GET RID OF IT OR KEEP IT?

Each State and Territory will have its own laws, so it’s important to look at them to understand what you’re able to do.   

In general, perishable foods, dangerous goods and items of no monetary value can be disposed of immediately. If there is a question about whether an item has any monetary value, err on the side of caution and assume there is some value attached.

It is worth contacting the local council or shire to clarify rubbish collection options. The rubbish and recycling departments within these municipalities may also be able to assist in determining what classifies as a dangerous good.

JUNK.com.au has a range of services that will make sure your tenant’s junk isn’t just thrown away to landfill, but recycled, repurposed and given a second lease on life.

Preventative steps
  • Appoint a property manager who is hired to conduct regular inspections
  • Strive to maintain a good relationship with your tenant
  • Knowing and understanding your landlord insurance policy
  • The potential costs of any short-term storage and legal disposal of discarded items.

When you hire JUNK.com.au to get rid of your tenant’s left over rubbish, we take it all back to our resource recovery centre for processing. Here we sort it into different piles of recycling and even go as far as repurposing items to prevent them from ending up in landfill.

If you need help with your tenant’s leftover JUNK, call us today 0433 444 555

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