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For now please let me know where the skip is located and what is in it ?
I am a Councillor for a district council so the skip was on the council land.
There was various things in it but there were two pictures of no value but pretty and I tool them from the skip and put them in my office. The pictures didn't go on the walls because the room is too small. They stayed in the room for 18 months and then I brought them home.
Was it commercial waste or private?
Not sure what it was.
Ok. Its not legal no, is the answer. If its commercial you need a waste transfer note.
That is because commercial businesses need to have formal documents for waste.
If it is private technically it is theft. You are taking someone else's property.
If it was left at the side of the road to be taken, that is a different matter.
But this is not.It is in a skip.
So technically its not legal but you could argue it was abandoned.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Yes. Technically you need a waste transfer note. Also its technically theft.\
You are assuming the rights of the owner. You are not the owner.
But there is an argument it has been abandoned.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Could you please clarify the abandoned aspect please.
It is defined as: having been deserted or left.
Therefore if it was left, then there is an argument the owner has given up rights to it
Does that help?
Yes, I was helped to transport the pictures does this mean that the other person had acted wrongly too.
The chances are nothing will actually happen
Yes at least I know, but you hear all the time of people taking things from skips often on the antiques road show!!
But its not legal :)
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