Q: Is there still some time to get my personal property after I've been evicted that I had to leave behind
A: It depends on the time frame of when you were evicted. "Generally," after 30 days the items can often be considered as abandoned and thus up to the landlord to do with them as they see fit. Furthermore, they can put them into storage and you would be responsible for the storage fees. The easiest approach is to contact the landlord and simply ask them for your belongings.
In Oklahoma, after you've been evicted, you may still have the opportunity to retrieve your personal property that you left behind in the rental unit. The landlord is generally required to follow a legal process for storing and returning your belongings. They should provide you with a notice that explains the procedures and deadlines for claiming your items.
Typically, the landlord must store your belongings for a certain period of time, which can vary by state. During this time, you may be able to arrange with the landlord to retrieve your belongings. If you don't claim your property within the specified timeframe, the landlord may have the right to dispose of it.
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