Knoxville, TN asked in Consumer Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Tennessee

Q: Does a small moving company in GA have a legal right to dispose of our possessions due to unpaid remaining balance owed?

They helped us mive from GA to TN 2 years ago. We made a partial payment to them and they moved most of our stuff. They had to go back and get a few remaining possessions and have held onto them while waiting for us to pay the remaining balance. We've had financial difficulties and have discussed making payments with them. We did make one payment but it ended up being NSF. Niw they're threatening to dispose of our possessions - including some family heirlooms. Do they have a legal right to do this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You will need to talk to a Georgia lawyer. Most States have laws for warehouse liens, etc. After awhile, the Bailee/Landlord runs an ad in the paper, then either sell or own the stored items.

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