According to the RLA Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement clause A.12 we thought we could now get rid of anything left at the property so that we could get it ready for re-letting however last week a judge in the Swansea County Court said that it was illegal to have such a clause and to act on it.
The tenant is now suggesting that there was some £30,000 worth of possessions there (not substantiated though) and is bringing a claim against us.
Is it the case that the RLA AST is not a legally binding agreement? and even if it is, is 70 days (the time between the end of the tenancy and the removal of the goods) a reasonable time to put off the disposal of the contents?
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