As our market continues to be dominated by REO properties, and will likely be for some time to come, frequent questions arise as to the appropriate way to dispose of Personal Property found on an abandoned property either by a landlord or by an REO agent . This issue is the subject of a legal Q & A on the CAR.org website along with many other legal issues.
Abandoned Personal Property After Termination of a Tenancy
Table of Contents
A. Landlord Request’s that Tenant Retrieve Property (Questions 1 – 18)
B. Tenant’s Request for Return of Property (Questions 19 – 23)
C. Lost Property (Questions 24 – 25)
Commercial Tenancies (Questions 26 – 37)
Abandoned Vehicles (Questions 38 – 41)
Additional Information (Question 42)
After the termination of a tenancy, a landlord may find items of personal property left on the premises by either a former tenant or other persons. This legal article discusses California law regarding the disposition of abandoned property after the end of a tenancy.
II. Residential Tenancies
The rules that apply for personal property left behind in a residential tenancy do not apply to manufactured homes or mobilehomes (Cal. Civ. Code § 1981).
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