This week we took instructions from a couple of guys who had some of their personal gear stored at some premises that had been leased by a company run by their father.
The company got into financial trouble and stopped paying rent.
The landlord changed the locks and terminated the lease.
The landlord has since refused to allow my clients or the lessee company to remove any of their property.
We are not acting for the company, but it is trying to negotiate an extension of the lease, and some finance.
In the meantime, we wrote to the solicitor for the landlord late on Tuesday:
- confirming that our clients have a lot of personal property stored on the premises;
- providing a non-exhaustive list of items that are theirs; and
- advising that the landlord has no right to retain that property; and
- the landlord has no right to prevent them having reasonable access to remove their property.
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