End of Tenancy - removal of tenant's belongings

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9 years ago
We have a problem DSS tenant (currently on a periodic tenancy) who has given one month's notice by email and will be leaving at the end of July. We suspect that she will not bother removing all her old furniture and belongings from the property as she is already living somewhere else. However, in the signed TA,we have the following clause:

"1.73 Any of the Tenant’s belongings, or property, or personal effects, or foodstuffs, or furnishings and equipment left behind at the Premises will be considered abandoned if, after the end of the tenancy and after the expiry of 5 day’s written notice sent, addressed to the Tenant, to the single address required to be provided by the Tenant under Clause 1.68 of this Agreement, or in the absence of such an address, to the address of the Premises subject to this Tenancy within this Agreement, the Tenant has not removed or retrieved them. After this time, the Landlord or the Landlord’s Agent may remove, store or dispose of any such items as they see fit. The Tenant will remain liable for the fair costs of arranging such removal, storage or disposal and such costs may be deducted from the sale proceeds (if any) or Deposit and surplus costs after such deduction will remain the liability of the Tenant."

With this clause, would we be able to remove her items (after the required time & notification)or is there any other statutory regulation/clause that could override this in her favour?

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