Eviction of items from outside POH


#1

I am confused what to do here because this has not followed normal protocol. I have a very small park where my POH + lot rent is just slightly more than some of the single family homes I own. It’s not always my priority. Right now I’m busy on a project that will make me more $, so this happened:

I noticed May 20th that the family in my POH was not around.
Then I realized they did not pay rent on May 1 either.
I checked with the power company and they had turned off power ~ May 25th

Mid-June I had a someone (spouse’s employee) in need of a place to live and as there was only clearly garbage in the home we put him in there, i.e. 45 days no rent of original tenants.

Outside there is a log splitter (?!) and there is also a large rent-to-own shed. Shed looks good but I’m assuming it will be repo’d soon and that’s fine. As far as I know there are some odds and ends in the shed probably not of much value. I’m treating that as the shed company’s problem. Log splitter is a problem for lawn care. It has to be loaded onto a trailer which I’m sure is the reason they did not come back for it.

I’m thinking I can send the tenants a letter at their last known address (the POH) asking them to remove their property by ~2 weeks from when the letter is sent, and at that point I can dispose of it? (If it matters, we have a local auction company within a few miles that would probably be the best possible place to sell something like that–that’s where I’d take it.)


#2

Your state will have an abandoned property law, follow it to the letter. Then you can dispose of the leftover stuff.