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Scottish law. We have rented an unfinished property from a

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Scottish law. We have rented an unfinished property from a private landlord. On taking up the tenancy we found two sofas in the property which we asked to be removed. The agent for the landlord has not removed these after six weeks of asking.We have now required to store these with a relative. Can we letter the agent to state if these items are not removed we will contact the local council to uplift as rubbish. The washing machine and fridge freezer broke down and we required to buy new ones they have also refused to pick these items up can we just dispose of them ourselves.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

What does your lease say about any of this?

Are the sofas and white goods on the inventory of items included in the lease?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The white goods were but the. sofas were not white goods

Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
In that case you can insist that the broXXXXX XXXXX goods are removed. They should in fact have replaced or repaired them. As you have bought new ones you may be able to claim the cost from the landlord.

You can't dispose of the sofas. You can intimate a claim for the cost of storage.
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