6 Landlord Responsibilities They Might Be Neglecting - LBPM

6 Landlord Responsibilities They Might Be Neglecting

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6 Landlord Responsibilities They Might Be Neglecting

6. Storing your stuff—even after you move out

If you forget those vintage neon beer signs, your landlord had better not offload them at the nearest Goodwill.

Even though your landlord has the right to immediately move your belongings to rent out the property, it’s actually his responsibility to inventory and store your belongings in a secure space and then notify you, says Robert Lopata, president and co-founder of Los Angeles–based property management firm LBPM.

“The landlord has to follow some very specific requirements before disposing of the property, including drafting a notice that includes a description of the abandoned property, a location where the tenant can claim it, a time frame of no less than 18 days to do so, and then notice of what will happen if it is not claimed in time,” Lopata explains.

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