Oklahoma City, OK asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma

Q: Snow storm I missed court I called was told call back Monday not knowing judge went on with case landlord kicked door

Less 24 hours without any notice or time landlord stole anything of value then destroyed the rest with paint and chemicals when I asked why he would do that he said cause you owe me rent can he do this I have picture to show he destroyed everything he didn't take

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Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: It would be good for you to contact an attorney here. Your landlord is not allowed to destroy your property.

If a tenant leaves property behind, the landlord has a couple of options. If the property has little or no value, the landlord may throw it away.

If the property does have value, the landlord must give notice to the tenant to pick up the property within a specified time. If the tenant does not remove the property, the landlord can throw it.

There are a lot of facts at play here and it would be good for you to contact an attorney directly.

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