Request for return of goods

Note: tenancy law changed on 23rd March 2020. All our factsheets are up to date, but sample letters are still under review.

You can use this sample letter when you have moved out of the premises and left some goods behind, and cannot access them unless the landlord or agent assists you in some way (usually by allowing you on to the premises).

Cut and paste the template letter below or download a copy from the link above. Remember to substitute your details for the details contained in [square brackets].

[Your name and address]


[Landlord’s or agent’s name and address]


Dear …

Re: Return of goods from [address of rental premises]

As you are aware, I vacated the above premises on [date of vacant possession]. At that time a number of my possessions were left in the premises.

I am writing in accordance with section 132 of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 to request that you deliver up the goods to me, by allowing me to attend the premises and remove these goods.

I understand that an occupation fee may be charged for the storing of these goods. It has been [days] since I vacated the premises and therefore the occupation fee may be [x amount]. I will pay by [method] on collection of the goods.

I am available on [dates] between [times] to attend the premises. Please confirm with me by [date] which of these times are suitable to you so that I may attend the premises and remove my belongings. My contact details are:

[phone number]
[alternate phone - if applicable]
[fax -if applicable]

If the goods are no longer in the premises, can you please confirm the address that these goods are being held at by the same date.

Yours sincerely

[signature and name]