Mandan, ND asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota

Q: I received a text message from my landlord that he was having a crew come in to clean up the yard.

He said that we had until then to get anything we wanted to keep taken care of. I looked out the window about a half an hour later to see there was one of his workers out there. I text him saying that he gave us until the next day. He replied by saying that he was just there to pull weeds. I left to go get rent money and when I came back everything in the yard was gone and I had a text from him saying that everything was in it's way to the city dumps. There were bicycles and a tent that were not garbage along with sleeping bags and other camping gear. If he would have been reasonable and stood by his word there would not be an issue. I told him that if the stuff wasn't returned by 9:00 that night that I would be filing theft charges and he said I could do that but he would file eviction process. I told him he couldn't do that in the middle of a pandemic and his response was "watch me" . What can I do

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Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Sue him in small claims court.

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