If a signed Addendum is attached to a tenancy agreement, stating that 'the landlord understands that the white goods have been gited to the tenant from the start of the tenancy', does this mean that the ownership of the goods has been legally transferred to the tenants?
Can the landlord then request that the white goods are returned at the end of the tenancy?
Is the tenant entitled to remove them from the property at the end of the tenancy? Can the landlord ask for them back?
If the tenant replaces the items (e.g., because they broke down) are they entitled to replace and do they own the replacement? Are they required to leave the replacement in the property?
Here is an example of such an Addendum:
"The landlord understands and the tenant agrees that all white goods e.g., washing machine and fridge freezer have been gifted to the tenants from the start of the tenancy. The landlord is not responsible for the repair or replacement of these items."