If You Leave Goods Behind

If you leave things behind at the premises after the agreement has ended, the lessor or provider must store your goods for at least:

  • 1 month in general tenancies
  • 28 days for rooming accommodation
  • 3 months if the premises is a caravan.

This only applies if the goods are worth more than $1,500 for general tenancies or $150 for rooming accommodation. Your lessor or provider does not have to store goods if doing so would be unhealthy or unsafe. Providers do not have to store perishable goods.

In residential tenancies lessor or agents do not have to store goods if the cost of removal and storage is more than the proceeds of sale of the goods.