Combe v Bank of QLD [2014] NSWSC 188

The bank obtained possession by default judgment and a cleaning company removed all the goods on the property and placed them in storage. A year later the goods were disposed of. An artist who claimed she stored her materials at the property by agreement with the owner claimed that the bank wrongfully disposed of her possessions which were of considerable value. The cleaner gave evidence that he photographed all the items removed. The artist’s possessions did not appear in those photographs.

The court said:

The evidence established no more than the goods were on the property at some stage and were no longer there subsequently. Responsibility for their loss cannot be sheeted home to the bank.

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