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Is the landlord responsible for the disposal of their broken furniture

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Hi all, 

I am living in a furnished flat. When we moved in there was a set of drawers that were already broken but discretely held together with tape; as soon as we put clothes in them they started to fall apart and we moved them to our spare room. We have now asked our landlord to dispose of them (via our letting agency) but have been told that we will have to pay for them to be disposed of, even though they belong to the landlord and were broken when we moved in. 

Where do we stand in regard to this – is it the landlord’s responsibility to remove their own broken furniture?


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Furniture that is part of the rented property is the landlord’s and therefore it’s their responsibility to repair, dispose of or do anything else. You can just find a storage space you don’t use and put them there until you move out. 

That would be the simplest and frictionless approach.

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