Provo, UT asked in Intellectual Property and Personal Injury for Utah

Q: Left personal property behind in nevada hotel room. Staff say nothing has been found since april 2018

Contacted them by email and by phone many times. I am certain staff did not turned it in.

1 Lawyer Answer
Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
Answered
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I am not sure that you posited a question. I will try to answer what you might be asking and that is whether a hotel is liable to disclose or facilitate the return of property left at their hotel by tenants if the tenant reports that it was left there.

The hotel's position is that there was nothing found. This would be extremely difficult to prove that the hotel is responsible especially if they had rented the same room again after you had left. If you wanted to sue them, you would have the prove that they had the property or had taken the property. To my knowledge, there is no automatic liability for hotel owners whose guests leave property on site. A hard case to prove.

Wes

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