Abandoned car - again
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1 month ago

A few weeks ago I posted about a car that a former tenant had left on the drivway of a house that I rent out.

I received some good advice and was eventually able to persuade the tenant to move the car.

The car was on the drive for almost four weeks after the end of the tenancy and was obstructing the front door of the house. Potential tenants who viewed the vacant house would not take up a tenancy unless the car was removed and, as a direct result I have lost a months rent.

I have asked the former tenant to pay this but they have refused. I am considering making a claim through the small claims court and understand that I may be able to claim for damages under the laws of trespass and have been told that the claim would be for Mesne Profits. Research suggests that Mesne Profits are calculated by reference to the notional loss of rental value of the affected property.

Does anyone have any relevant experience or advise?

Thank-you in advance.



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