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How can a landlord dispose of a tenant's bicycle and other personal property in South Carolina?

My tenant moved of the rented unit I own at Annapolis last week but has left behind a bicycle, some documents related to his insurance as well as old clothes. What do I do about these belongs as it is highly unlike that he will be back to claim it?

05/08/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: South Carolina   |   #36825

Is it possible to ask the landlord safe-keep my belongings for some time after I vacate the premises?

I had rented a space that I am supposed to vacate at the end of this month as I am done with my Masters Rhode Island school of design. I am moving back to Boston but I need time to shift my belongings and expensive design equipment. Is it possible to ask the landlord to hold on to it while I get my move in order?

05/08/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Rhode Island   |   #36823

How can I recover damages from Landlord for disposing of my Personal Property?

My landlord burned all the books I had in my library after I vacated the rental apartment. They were the last batch of my personal belongings that were to be moved. He did not give any prior notice before destroying my property. The damages run into thousands of dollars and quite a number of them belonged to the public library in Salem. What is the legal action I can take again...

05/08/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Oregon   |   #36818

Do I have to pay to get my personal belongings that were moved by police after my eviction?

After I was evicted from my rental unit at Saint Paul, my personal belongings were moved by police officers from MPD. If I have to get my property back, I have to pay rent and storage charges to the MPD for storing it! Do I have to pay for something that wasn't done without my consent in the first place?

05/08/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Minnesota   |   #36817

Should I dispose of Personal Property left by my Tenant if the Tenant asks me to?

My tenant vacated the rental premises I own in Augusta. While vacating, he told me I could trash all the personal stuff he had left behind. I am still apprehensive about and haven't done as yet. Can I be held accountable if at all he changes his mind after I have destroyed the property?

05/08/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Maine   |   #36815

Can the landlord claim storage charges for leased mobile home for which he received writ of possession?

I received a writ of repossession for a mobile home I leased for nearly 15 years a year ago. The mobile remains on my private property (owned and free of debt...the land). Since the mortgage company has not removed the mobile home from my land, is this considered abandoned property and/or can I charge storage fees...? What is the process to claim abandoned property, if applicab...

05/05/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Georgia   |   #36695

Can I recover the repair charges to leases premises by selling of tenants property left?

My tenant has abandoned the rental premises without giving me any notice. I didn’t know about it until I went to collect my rent yesterday. He has caused a lot of damage to the front room and the kitchen. The beds in the bedrooms are broken and majority of the glasswork interiors in the house is damaged. All this repair work would cost me a bomb. Can I recover the repair charge...

04/20/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: North Dakota   |   #35979

Can I as Landlord consider personal property of a former tenant's abandoned in Vermont?

My tenant was never regular in paying rent. He often used to clear his arears after four –five months. This time he has been away from the rental house for more than 6 months and has not paid a penny for all the six months. Can I call this abandonment of rental house by my tenant and throw away all his belongings so that I can rent out the house to some other tenant?

04/20/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Vermont   |   #35972

Can I as Landlord assume tenant's property left is abandoned according to Wisconsin law?

My landlord is threatening to sell all my property saying that it is abandoned property. I have been out of my rental house only for two weeks and my landlord is saying that all the property that I left behind is abandoned. When does a tenant’s property become abandoned according to Wisconsin law?

04/19/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #35905

For how long should the landlord keep tenant's abandoned property in New Mexico?

My tenant left without any notice some 10-15 days ago. My tenant’s few personal belongings are still there on my property. I want to rent my house to new tenants but before that, I need to get rid of my previous tenant’s property. For how long should I keep his property before I can throw them out of my house?

04/17/2017   |   Category: Abandoned Pr... » Landlord Ten...   |   State: New Mexico   |   #35769
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