London, KY asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Kentucky

Q: I had a lease agreement for a storage unit that I had payed forward 2 months ahead. The owner of the unit broke into it

And got rid of it all. I had over $75,000 worth of everything I owned and bought over the past 23 years. I was not notified what so ever, I found out a week later when I drove there to get a few things out I needed and nothing was there anymore.. What can I do about it because that building was full of my life savings of furniture, new bedroom suits, kitchen appliances, my 3 children's things from birth until full grown, my deceased mothers belongings, my deceased grand mothers belongings, very expensive old artifacts, etc..

2 Lawyer Answers
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Hire a lawyer and sue the storage owner for theft, fraud, conversion, etc.

Leland Hulbert
Leland Hulbert
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: I would contact the police and get a police report on file. If you have proof the owner stole these items there may be felony charges filed and you could get criminal restitution for the amount that was stolen. If you believe it is a contract dispute you need to hire a civil attorney and discuss what claims can be made against the owner, his business and his insurance company in a lawsuit.

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