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Hi Craig, my name is ***** ***** I'm a Victorian solicitor. I'd be happy to answer your question. I assume the Agreement you had with the ex-contractor included living arrangements. He has now left but has refused to remove his belongings. What you can do depends on the type of goods left behind. Goods that are perishable or dangerous or have no monetary value can be disposed of immediately. Goods that are valuable need to be stored by you for 28 days and the tenant needs to be informed within 7 days of the storage, and he will only be able to collect the goods on reimbursement of your costs. You can contact consumer affairs victoria to do an inspection on the goods, and they can advise you what you can dispose of and what you need to do with the remainder of the goods. See here for details: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing-and-accommodation/renting/ending-a-lease-or-residency/goods-left-behind
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Hi Craig, if it's not a tenancy agreement, that's good news. I would send him a letter telling him he needs to vacate and deliver vacant possession to you within a reasonable time (7 days), and failing which, you will take steps to dispose of the goods and send him a bill for your costs in disposing thereof. If you're comfortable sending me the Agreement, I am happy to have a look at it and confirm if you have any other rights. Regards, Jared.
Ok short version: based on the info you have provided, send him a letter. Tell him to get his stuff out within 7 days or you will dispose of it and claim the cost from him. Regards, Jared
Hi, common law and contracts. However, it seems you would be better served by another Expert, so I shall opt out. Good luck to you!
My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.
You may be able to dispose of them and the following link can assist
You will have to send him a letter advising that if hr fails to collect them you will have them removed.
I would suggest that not do it without a court order and make sure that you also get a cost order against him.
You should sue him for the breach of the agreement and seek the money he owes and as part of that application seek to have his items removed and given to charity and if there is any cost he should pay it.
Bu what ever you decide to do you will have to notify him. If you don't then the court will not be pleased with your actions.
I hope this makes sense and is of assistance.
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