Many thanks for your patience. Whilst the scaffolding will be the company’s property and you can not just dispose of it, you could remove it yourself, or getting someone else to do it, then store it for a period of time and allow the owners to collect it, before consider your options. In the end, if you have given them clear notices to collect their equipment and advised them of what would happen if they don’t and set a clear deadline, you can proceed with potentially disposing of it eventually.
As a plan of action I recommend the following:
· Give them a week or so to voluntarily remove the scaffolding themselves
· Advise if they do not do so you would remove it yourself or get someone else to do it and charge them these costs
· Once the scaffolding has been removed, securely store it somewhere and give them a month’s notice to collect them, advising them that if they fail to do so you reserve your rights to dispose of it.
· If you make a profit from disposing of it, you should forward that to them, less any expenses incurred by you in the process, such as the fines or removals costs.
Does this answer your query?