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Council now charging for replacement wheelie bins that have been lost or stolen!

Are tenants and landlord's aware of the charge for replacement bins for outside your property? B...

Are tenants and landlord's aware of the charge for replacement bins for outside your property?

Belvoir Lettings West Derby have been looking in to the issue due to Tenant's and Landlord's querying the cost of getting a replacement bin, and who is responsible to cover the cost!
After discussing this with all Councils that cover the Liverpool Area, please see below the costs of replacement bins


Liverpool Council- £20.00 for a replacement bin (all colour bins are the same cost to replace)
Knowsley Council- £23.00 for a replacement maroon bin 'normal' size, and £21.00 for a smaller bin (do not charge for the replacement of other bins)
Sefton Council- £20.00 for a replacement bin (both Grey & Green), yet it is free for the replacement of recycling bins.


Speaking to the Sefton Council, they did inform me that if the occupant of the property (or owner) is to call the non-emergency police line (101) and get crime reference number to provide to the council, they will not charge for the replacement of the Grey & Green bin.
So, here at Belvoir Lettings West Derby, we now have the question of, whose responsibility it is to cover the cost of replacement bins?
From my experience here at Belvoir Lettings, if i tenant moves in to the property and they haven’t been provided with the bins, the landlord generally says 'I will cover the cost', or 'can ask them to deduct the money from the rent'.
But then we have Landlord's who dispute this, and ask the question 'was it on the inventory?' or 'do you think I should cover the cost?'.

 

Here at Belvoir Lettings West Derby, we feel the landlord should provide all Wheelie Bins for when the tenants are moving in. If by chance the bins or lost or stolen while the tenant is occupying the property, they should be responsible for the cost to replace. We feel this is fair, and our landlord's and tenants who have unfortunately had issue seem to agree!

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