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Abandoned Personal Property in Rental Housing

Renting or leasing a home

Last updated on 10/12/2021 at 11:48 pm

I moved out of my rental and left personal property behind. Can the landlord throw away my property?

Can the landlord pack my property and store it in another location?

How is the landlord supposed to give me the written notice?

What must be in the written notice?

What date for disposal must be in the written notice? How long do I have to get my stuff out of the rental unit?

Can I ask for more time to get my property than the notice gives me?

What are reasonable costs of storage and removal?

What happens if I do not remove my property in time?

I did not abandon my property. I was evicted by a court and was set out by the sheriff before I could remove my personal property. What can I do?