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How long do i need to hold items for

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gail68 View Drop Down

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    Posted: 04/February/2012 at 17:45
My daughters boyfriend lived with us for 4 months,but has since moved out 7weeks ago and still has his belongings here, how long do i have to keep his things before i can get rid of them, i have asked him on several occasions when he will come and get them and the response is on the weekend and has never showed up he has now moved interstate, im starting to get a bit frustrated, and he keeps telling me im not allowed to get rid of it or he will call the police.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/February/2012 at 18:14
Suggest you send a registered letter advising him that his belongings will be taken to the dump on such and such a date if not previously collected.

Give him a bit of time (three or four weeks) and in the letter ask him to ring to arrange a time when he will be there before the cut off date. Alternatively advise that the goods are on the veranda and will be taken to the dump in not collected before the cut off date.
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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/February/2012 at 19:09
Alternatively ask him for a forwarding address and payment for shipping in advance otherwise the goods will be disposed of.
Not legal advice. Personal opinion only. Seek legal advice from qualified personnel only.

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