Q: I have a tenant I started to evict. Tenant abandoned the apartment and left behind some items. What are my rights?
Tenant agreed to move out to avoid eviction. At the agreed date to vacate, tenant had removed most personal property and didn't show up for scheduled final walk through. Tenant isn't responding to attempts to contact and hasn't turned over the keys and I don't know where they are currently living. What should I do from here?
I suggest you read the unlawful eviction statute and talk to an attorney. If the tenant cannot be deemed to have abandoned the house based on a reasonable person standard, you may need to evict them. Otherwise, you are subjecting yourself to liability. Again, talk to an attorney.
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