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Is the landlord obliged to compensate the tenant for excess

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Is the landlord obliged to compensate the tenant for excess heating oil left in the tank at the end of the tenancy if the lease is silent?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.
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Could you explain your situation a little more please?
Expert:  Stuart J replied 3 years ago.


I'm sorry to have to tell you that the tenant is
under a duty to remove all chattels and goods at the end of the tenancy and
anything is left behind, the landlord is entitled to sell it to defray his
costs. The tenant is of course able to remove the oil if he wishes

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