The quickest to regain possession:
-Notice on the door(abandoned notice)-Put a notice on the door with your details and give the tenant 14 days to get in touch. If he fails to get in touch, you can change the locks and obtain possession.
-I honestly think the safest way is to obtain accelerated possession orders from the court. You can do this online:
A landlord must give notice to a tenant that he intends to dispose of any goods left behind in a property, as per Schedule 1 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977.
This notice should be sent to the tenant’s current address (if known) as well as attached to the property, in case the tenant returns to collect his goods. It is sensible to stick the notice to the inside of a window adjacent to the front door, so it’s clearly visible if the tenant does come back.
The notice must contain the following information:
- The location of the goods
- If the goods are to be sold, the location of the sale
- Notification that sale and storage costs will be deducted from the proceeds of any sale, should one take place
- A list of items being stored
Notices must be sent via recorded delivery.
It is customary to give the tenant 21 days’ notice to collect their goods, but you are free to offer longer than that.
If you can’t get hold of the tenant or they haven’t given you explicit permission to sell or dispose of their belongings, then the bailee (landlord) can sell the uncollected goods if the following applies:
- The tenant has failed to collect their goods after the period specified in the Schedule 1 Notice (usually 21 days).
- The landlord is unable to contact the tenant because they left no forwarding address and any reasonable attempts to find them have been unsuccessful.
I hope that helps. I am happy to answer anything arising out of this.