We own a condo for which we went to my son. Broke up with his girlfriend and she would not leave. We offered her cash for keys, $2000. We unfortunately are not smart enough to inspect the condo before she went to the lawyers office and sign the final agreement to get the second thousand dollars. We did change the locks immediately.
She did not destroy anything, but she left a lot of her belongings. That was four months ago and she will not come back to remove her belongings, probably because she is going from friends house to friends house and has nowhere to put them. What is our responsibility for those belongings now?
Thanks for visiting our site and posting on the forum. I’m sorry to hear that you’re in this unfortunate situation. Renting a condo to family and friends can be tricky. In answer to your question, of how long do you have to keep her belongings that she left behind, really depends on your lease and the landlord tenant laws in your state. Typically, you have to keep the belongings in a safe place for 30 days and make arrangements to allow the former tenant to get her belongings, however, this does vary by state. Here’s an article on landlord tenant law that I think you will find helpful. Keep checking back on our site for more fresh real estate investing content. I wish you all the best.
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