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I am the landlord of a building of 5 flats in Camden. A

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I am the landlord of a building of 5 flats in Camden. A bicycle not belonging to tenants of the building has been parked in the buildings court yard tied to a pole. I am unable to find out the owner of the bike. I wish to remove the bicycle which has been parked illegally on our premises. What can I do ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

How long as it been there please? Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
About 4 weeks Alex, during which time I have tried to find out who owns the bike, but with no success
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have you received my response Alex ?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Can you remove it without damaging what is tying it up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, it is tied up by a chain so we would have to cut the chain, but we would not damage the bike
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Ok - then you should do this. Criminal damage is where you are reckless or dont have a reasonable excuse.

Here you go - you dont know who the owner is. You need to remove it.

Therefore you should cut the chain, making sure you dont damage the bike.

But you should store the bike and what remains of the chain, in case the owner wants to claim it.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

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