skip hire company gone bust

hi, i have skip on my drive that is full. the only problem i have is the skip hire company has gone bust. i have rang up and left message after message. but still the skip is here. how can i get rid of it? any help please
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  • whats the name off the company as i have a skip on my drive im in Nottingham. try asking a other compamy to remove it and tell them to keep the skip they must be worth somthing and they coulld always paint it the same as their own for the cost of a call you might get lucky try the smaller companys first
  • Avoriaz
    Avoriaz Posts: 39,110 Forumite
    Have receivers or administrators been appointed?

    If yes, then contact them and demand that they remove it immediately. Advise them that you will charge them a rental fee if it is not moved soon.

    The skip is an asset of the bankrupt company so you could have problems if you sell it or give it away.
  • paddy's_mum
    paddy's_mum Posts: 3,977 Forumite
    I've been Money Tipped!
    You can't just give somebody's skip to someone else - it's called stealing! Why not try a call to another well-known skip firm in your area and see if they have any advice. Other people are no doubt in exactly the same position as you and it may be that some enterprising firm is collecting the waste, and then storing company A's skips for later return.

    You might also want to ring your local authority since if this goes on long enough, there will be hygiene issues to be addressed, which make it their business. Good luck.
  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
    you might need to get another skip and reload all the stuff into it. then decide how to get the first skip removed.
    perhaps to ask the company receivers to move it within 14 days, after that time you will remove it. then you can sell it on ebay!

    the recievers are more likely to want an empty skip rather than a full one!
    Get some gorm.
  • HugoSP
    HugoSP Posts: 2,467 Forumite
    ormus wrote: »
    the recievers are more likely to want an empty skip rather than a full one!

    It depends on whether they can recover any costs and make money by way of a fee charged to the customer for emptying it.

    It may be in their interests to take his money and dispose of the contents in the skip, just as they would if the company were still trading.

    The issue here is as Paddys Mum points out. The skip is the property of someone else. Although it' a nuisance you cannot just get someone out to take it away.

    However - raising reasonable storage charges to compensate for the inconvenience of having to store it, deductable from the hire fee and payable before the skip is collected, is quite reasonable. Beware you may just get asked to dispose of the skip and its contents. If you get this request in writing, thats when you contact another small company and offer them a free skip on the understanding that they empty it at their expense.
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  • lex20000
    lex20000 Posts: 72 Forumite
    thanks for the replys, i'll have to contact who is now in charge of the company. just another one of the problems you get when you build an extension.:cry:
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    A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent,
    the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
  • ormus
    ormus Posts: 42,714 Forumite
    on the other hand, just let another skip company empty it for free and keep the skip, who is going to check up?
    if anyone does, just tell them it was collected. the original company probably kept poor records anyways, and there wont be anyone there to remember the facts.
    plenty of small skip companies are not going to ask too many questions about a free skip!
    Get some gorm.
  • stamford
    stamford Posts: 5,175 Forumite
    lex20000 wrote: »
    hi, i have skip on my drive that is full. the only problem i have is the skip hire company has gone bust. i have rang up and left message after message. but still the skip is here. how can i get rid of it? any help please

    Stick it up on eBay - buyer to collect
  • lex20000
    lex20000 Posts: 72 Forumite
    stamford wrote: »
    Stick it up on eBay - buyer to collect

    great idea:rotfl:
    A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.

    A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent,
    the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
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