I purchased a house start of February, one of the items on our contract of purchase was that house should be empty of all possessions and rubbish, and all items and rubbish removed from garden front and back.
Walked into house after funds transferred and received keys, house was full of rubbish, furniture left everywhere, back garden full of items and old fences.
Got onto estate agent, they advised the vendor would turn up 2 weeks later with a van to remove all items. this was not acceptable and we agreed that we would purchase a skip and get items removed and cost of skips returned to us.
In the end it took two skips. Havnt seen a penny from the vendor, will never see a penny of it,
but sold items on Adverts that had been left behind and made up half of the cost.
Dont trust the vendor or the estate agent, and your solicitor can only go so far because the vendors solicitor will just ignore them.