Medford, MA asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania

Q: My landlord has thrown out my belongings while I've been away from my apartment. What can I do to get them to respond?

I moved out of the apartment before the end of the lease. I am still required to pay the remaining of the rent for the lease's duration. While I moved the majority of my possessions out, I left behind several pieces of furniture for use by a future potential subletter. I have since learned the property manager threw my possessions out by mistake. When confronted, they acknowledged it was their mistake and claimed to get back to me. It has been over a week and they will not respond to me.

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Dragan Ivetic
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A: Alot depends on the terms of the lease agreement. Lease agreements typically will spell out remedies for a landlord if a tenant terminates tenancy before the lease term. Likewise they will have information about the rent for the term. You may very well be on the hook for the remainder of the term of the lease, if the landlord cannot get a replacement tenant. This is a separate matter from the belongings thrown out.

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