Had an offer of a telephone call, it comes out automatically. We can just continue on here.
There are 2 contracts here. There is the contract for the letting which has to be in writing and signed by the parties (it is a contract for land and the Law of Property Act 1925 applies) and there is the contract for the contents.
A non-land contract does not need to be in writing although it does provide certainty if it is. For there to be a binding contract there needs to be on offer and an unqualified (no conditions) acceptance and then there is a binding contract.
My suggestion would be to tell the landlord that unless he removes these things from gumtree and puts them back in the property, then they will be claiming the cost of those items from him that they need to put back in the property.
The logical thing to do would be to buy them from the landlord put them in the property and then sue him for the cost of them in the Small Claims Court. After all, he is no worse off doing it that way than if he had simply left them in the property in the first place.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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