Abandoned Property Legal Questions and Answers

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Is it possible to get a title for an abandoned boat and sell it?

We have a small abandoned boat in our driveway. We called the police to have it removed and they stated only the owner of the vehicle can remove it or a towing company at our expense. They did say the boat has not been reported stolen and it is not recorded as being owned or registered to anyone. Is there a way I can obtain a title and sell the boat for the monies owed by the p...

10/16/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Florida   |   #10371

How long must I wait to dispose of or remove personal property from my residence?

My divorce was finalized on 10/10/2007. In the settlement agreement my husband was given 30 days from the finalization to remove his personal property (nonworking kit-car, sailboat/trailer, misc tools, etc) from the residence we shared. If the property has not been removed at the end of the allotted time, what requirements are necessary for me to dispose of or have the prop...

10/12/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Florida   |   #10155

How long does property need to sit before its considered abandoned?

How long does property need to sit before its considered abandoned?

09/25/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Georgia   |   #9051

What is the legal difference between lost, misplaced or abandoned property?

What is the legal difference between lost, misplaced or abandoned property?

09/06/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Illinois   |   #8479

Can you take an item from a abandoned house?

Can you take an item from a abandoned house?

09/03/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: New York   |   #8408

What do we need to do to legally claim the property as ours so we can give it away or sell it?

We purchased a home last October. When we moved in, we noticed the previous owners had left some property (sports memorabelia) in the home. The sellers left no forwarding address with us, so we mailed a letter to them at our address thinking maybe they forwarded their mail; they hadn't. We notified our realtor the week we moved in. We have searched the white pages online, but h...

08/17/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Oregon   |   #8025

Are the items left on the property I bought mine?

I bought some acreage in the county a year ago. The deed is free and clear. There are no leases or other liens on the property. The property had some unlocked sheds with junk items in them and some other pipes, batteries, tires, etc., lying about the yard. I removed some of this stuff I considered trash and now an individual is threatening to file theft charges for my disposin...

08/14/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Texas   |   #7938

My roommate moved out and has left her things. How do I go about getting her things out?

A friend recently moved all of her belongings to my residence and then suddenly decided to move to Tennessee. She has been gone for 3 weeks and I have not heard from her. How do I go about getting her things out of here ASAP?

08/05/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: South Dakota   |   #7720

If an auto has been stored on private property for a number of years, is it possible to sell the auto without a title? The o...

If an auto has been stored on private property for a number of years, is it possible to sell the auto without a title? The owner of the auto has not interest in it.

07/08/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Texas   |   #6999

Is there away to prove abandonment and also a way to claim the property, if abandonment is proven?

My question is this, the property across from us has clearly been abandoned. The homeowners packed up in a matter of 2 days and haven't been back since. There are cars and farm equipment left behind. Is there away to prove abandonment and also a way to claim the property, if abandonment is proven?

06/26/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: California   |   #6716
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