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9 Jan 2022 | 1 comment

We have served a section 21 notice to each of the 6 tenants occupying an HMO on individual tenancies.

They are all leaving on different dates between tomorrow and 28th February 2022.

Loads of stuff has been accumulated over the years in the communal areas by the present and previous tenants. We have asked the current tenants to let us know what doesn’t belong to them offering them to dispose of it at our own cost, but they haven’t taken us up on this offer.

Can we get them to each individually sign a surrender on the day they leave stating that they have taken all their belongings and haven’t left any of their own behind?

We don’t want to get in trouble for disposing of belongings from current tenants once the last one has left whilst we empty the house…

What would you suggest?


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  1. guildy

    Yes, that will be sufficient if they’re all willing to sign about the goods.

    It wouldn’t need to be a surrender document as such because the notice you gave plus return of keys from their end is enough to end their individual tenancy without more. But, the document could be tied in with a receipt for the keys from you (which they also confirm there are no items left they wish to retain).

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