A report last year has highlighted the problem many landlords are facing when tenants leave with items that do not belong to them according to an article on landlordzone.co.uk

KIS, the north eastern sales and lettings firm said that TV’s, beds and even boilers are the most commonly taken items. 

One insurer’s figures at the time of the report indicated that thirty per cent of tenants see that it is perfectly reasonable to help themselves when they move. Twenty per cent of those surveyed simply said that they wanted the items, didn’t think the landlord would notice, thought they owned the item and took it accidentally.

Ajay Jagota, from KIS said that “It isn’t just pots and pans going missing too – with many of those surveyed admitting to taking fridges, televisions, wardrobes and even sofas with them when they moved,” adding “It’s not just a case of some tenants taking everything but the kitchen sink, in some cases they take that too.”

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