Baltimore, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: was given warrant of removal and evicted. My landlord started throwing away all my things the same day is this legal?

All my belongings including camper, motorcycle furniture every piece of property I owned and was left I was coming back but at this rate there won't be anything to come back to

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Marcel Wurms
Marcel Wurms
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Lodi, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: No, a landlord cannot just dispose of a tenant's possessions, even after a warrant of removal. Landlord's are required to give notice to the tenant, and to provide them with an opportunity to retrieve their belongings. The landlord does have the right to charge a reasonable storage fee.

If you're landlord did not comply, he may be liable to you for twice your actual damages.

See an attorney.

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