Shared ginnel and next door neighbours' junk

(9 Posts)
zazie7 Wed 13-Jul-16 22:15:54

We have a shared ginnel with our next door neighbours where we store our bins. It's in the gap between the two houses and there is a gate between it and the pavement and other gates to each garden. NDN is a rented house and the last tenants moved out a little while ago. Before they moved out they dumped a load of stuff in the ginnel: big suitcases, fish tank, old bikes, broken furniture etc. It went onto our side and their side of the ginnel.

The landlords have been round to sort the property out to rent out again (while I've been out at work so I have not seen them to speak to, have never met them and have no contact details). They have carefully removed all the junk that falls on the half closest to their property but left the stuff on our side. AIBU to think as their tenants dumped it they should sort the whole lot? And would I be unreasonable to move the remaining junk to 'their' side which is what I'm tempted to do??

I'm 20 weeks pregnant and still struggling with sickness, DH works away for months at a time so I am on my own and the thought of having to make multiple tip runs or hire a skip at the moment to clear their mess feels overwhelming at the moment as am struggling to stay on top of my own house and garden without this as well. I don't even know how I would make contact with them to discuss it as there is no-one living there currently and it is not advertised for rent on Rightmove or similar at the moment.

annielouise Wed 13-Jul-16 22:28:21

Just move it over. They'll sort it when they need to start showing other tenants around.

marblestatue Wed 13-Jul-16 22:35:45

Would your local authority be able to help? Health and safety, or the rubbish collection services (report it as fly-tipping on your property?)

John4703 Wed 13-Jul-16 22:40:13

Do a search for property to rent in your area. You should then get contact details of the landlord. If it is not on line now keep checking as nearly all property to rent is advertised on line.
Once you have contact details keep them handy for all problems and tell them to sort this one.

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Wed 13-Jul-16 22:53:59

It's a twitchell not a ginnel therefore YABU grin

zazie7 Thu 14-Jul-16 19:51:23

Thanks all. Have searched online and it's not advertised at the moment but will keep trying.

stiffstink Thu 14-Jul-16 20:54:38

You should be able to find the owner's address by getting the Land Register for the property from the Land Registry website for £3.

honeysucklejasmine Thu 14-Jul-16 20:56:28

Did they think it was your junk?

whois Thu 14-Jul-16 21:03:17

Move junk onto their side. Put a note saying "Hello new neighbours - this stuff was left by the last tenants. Please ask your Land lord to remove it. Thanks" and draw a big smiley face.

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