Bridgewater, NJ asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey

Q: Hi, my evicted tenant left a lot of stuff behind. Can I it all throw out ? What’s the process on removal ? Thanks

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Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Flemington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to send a letter to the tenant at his last known address to the tenant at his last known address informing him that he has 30 days to get his property. If you do not know the address that the tenant moved to after you evicted him (which is typical), you may use the address that you evicted him from.

You can put the goods into storage. If you do, you are entitled to the cost of storage fees and moving. It will become an open question as to whether or not tenant will reclaim his property. After the 30 day period may do whatever you wish with the property. Trash it, have a yard sale, retain it.

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Morris Leo Greb
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Morris Leo Greb
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Notify the tenant that he has 30 days to remove his property. If not removed, it will be removed and the cost will be deducted from the tenant's security deposit.

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