Lazy company. What to do with their stuff?
My girlfriend got made redundant from a job nearly a year ago and not in the nicest way, the details of which I won’t go into here. Media/computer kit was supplied by the company for her use in the job.
Now after repeated calls for them to collect the equipment over several months, agreed dates which are then cancelled at late notice by the company, and suggestions to send a courier that aren’t acted on we’re wondering what to do with the equipment.
The latest contact was by email, saying that they’d collect late September and they’d be in touch to confirm dates. We’ve heard nothing. Doesn’t sound like they’re overly bothered, but it’s valuable kit.
It’s a stressful situation for my girlfriend who finds having to revisit this a bit upsetting, and the constant reminder of the stuff around the place doesn’t help.
Company isn’t local, and we don’t drive. In my view, given that they conducted themselves like a-holes at the point of my gf’s redundancy I’d say flog the stuff on the ‘bay. However I doubt the law would be on my side.
Fed up with providing a storage service, so what happens next? (in advance of the STW stock responses I have no bombers and can’t get to their shoes) 🙂Posted 6 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Nearly a year is too long, more than a week would have been too long really, but give them a date to collect it by, a reasonable amount of time like two weeks- making it clear that after that date it won’t there to collect any more – that way they collect it the situation is resolved and if they don’t collect it the situation is resolved.Posted 6 years agoElfinsafetyMember
**** the company
Sell the stuff and have a great xmas with the money
As long as you’ve got proof that you’ve repeatedly asked them to come and collect it, then there’s bugger all they can do now. You’ve allowed them reasonable time, so you’re within your rights to ‘dispose’ of it I’d say.Posted 6 years agonealgloverMember
Big Yellow self storage would be charging £500+/year for their smallest storage space (very small)
I would send them an Invoice for that amount for the storage of their equipment
Give them 28 days to pay in full, and state that if the invoice is not paid within that time, the equipment will be sold to cover the costs.Posted 6 years agoJolsaMember
Thanks for all your responses, the idea of just getting rid of the stuff and telling them that they had ample opportunity to collect should they get in touch in the future is appealing. Not sure how much my ‘rights’ back this idea up though.
Final deadline explaining it’s collect now or forget it sounds reasonable, if rather generous. Invoice for storage? Agree with that, but realistically can I demand this? *Googles for rather niche legal advice*Posted 6 years agosugdenrMember
You’ve allowed them reasonable time, so you’re within your rights to ‘dispose’ of it I’d say.
You have made repeated attempts to get them to pick up, you have no duty to communicate with them, its is 100% their responsibility. Its been a year, stop communicating with them and sell the stuff. As long as you sell it at a reasonable market rate (like ebay it), then if they suddenly come after you then you can account to them for the money you made less reasonable storage and admin charge.
If they try and contact you further simply refuse to speak to them.Posted 6 years ago
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