Abandoned Property Legal Questions and Answers

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What can we do with the items that we were storing for a friend who can not pick them up?

My fiancee's friend asked if we could hold some of her belongings while she temporarily moved to another state. We were expecting to hold the items for a couple of months, but now she says that she is not coming back. She will not pay for us to ship them to her and she will not pay for a storage center to hold her items. Is she right to expect us to hold her things indefinit...

01/20/2009   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Alabama   |   #15028

What to Do if a Tenant Abandoned Property and Belongings in Wisconsin?

What can we do if tenant abandoned property but still has a vehicle in the garage and a few clothes and personal belongings in the home. He is 4 months delinquent on rent and owes for several water bills. We have not been able to contact him for 2 months. We did previously serve him with 2 5 day notices and a 14 day eviction notice. He said he would have all the money owed by t...

01/02/2009   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #14908

How long must I wait for a previous occupant to remove their vehicles and personal property?

No written contract person occupied my property left 4 vehicles and personal belongings on my property. I have sent a letter stating that I need to have this moved or I must liquidate. 4 months has passed.

12/26/2008   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Texas   |   #14857

How Long Does A Repair Shop Need To Store A Computer After Repair

In a computer repair shop how long are you responsible to store a persons computer after the repair is made? Numerous attempts have been made to the customer with no response.

12/28/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: New Jersey   |   #14319

Process of Claiming Jointly Owned Abandoned Property

I have unclaimed property (dividends, shares of stock) in the State of Mississippi. It is listed with another party. Can I claim this by myself as joint tenant, tenant not in common, or do I have to have the other person's signature.

11/20/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Alabama   |   #12626

Process of Claiming Adjacent Abandoned Property

A new board for our HOA was elected and has the agenda to dissolve the HOA. Does the common areas such as a small park and a jogging path around the neighborhood then become abandoned? The city does not have the resources or any interest to acquire the property. Can I claim any of the "abandoned" property adjacent to mine?

11/16/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Oregon   |   #12380

What are my options for an abandoned vehicle on my property

I am half owner of a home and sole owner of the land on which it sits. I recently helped to evict a person who was staying there (off and on--no consecutive days). He called the state police who informed him he has squatters rights. My daughter (who is the other owner of the home) has started an eviction process and a PPO. We removed all his belongings and he has found other li...

11/14/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Michigan   |   #12228

Can can I get my stuff from my sister's property if she will not let me enter to get it

My sister will not let me get my property on her land. What do I do to get my property back before she sells it?

11/13/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Delaware   |   #12151

Rules for Claiming Abandoned Propane Tank

I have changed propane carriers and the previous carried has not removed their tank from my property. It was scheduled a month before I changed carriers. The scheduled date came and went to no avail. I emailed the corporate office telling them I would charge a storage fee on the third day. When I called the local office, they told me it would be two more weeks. Can I charge a s...

10/20/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: Utah   |   #10612

How long before property can be considered abandoned

There are three owners for the home my mother lives in - My mother (35%), aunt (22%), and cousin (43%). My aunt lives in the same multi-family dwelling as my mother. However, my mother's apartment is directly underneath the attic where my aunt has stored too much furniture. The ceiling is beginning to show signs of damage from the enormous weight being put on it by my aunt's b...

10/17/2007   |   Category: Abandoned Property   |   State: New Jersey   |   #10446
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