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Charmed

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Since I took over a rental unit, I've had several abandoned items:

1. Landlord I bought the property from left a whole bunch of repair items -- mini blinds, caulk, paint, floor tiles, furnace filters, etc.

2. Tenant #1 left parts of a stereo, and a box of hair curlers (among other junk that was thrown out).

3. Tenant #3 left an orange drink cooler, a bunch of beer signs (one that plugs in) and one of those stands for keeping food warm.

None of these people wanted any of the stuff.

Has anyone ever had anything particularly WEIRD left by a tenant?
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If the property was there when you bought it, it was the property of the previous owner, and not the tenants.  You can presume that the tenant was given proper notice, i.e. "Notice of Bielef of Abandoned Property valued under $300.00) and if that is the case then the landlord had the right to dispose of the property as he saw fit.  He could keep it or throw it away.
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This isn't really something left by a tenant, but a good story I thought I'd share.

Before my landlord days, when I was a renter (sharing a house with roommates) I moved into the master bedroom and noticed that a large square hole had been cut out of the drywall in the back of the closet. I immediately told the landlord and he said not to worry about it, that he must have missed doing that repair after a previous tenant. Apparently there was a tenant living there stealing secrets from a local military base and hiding them in random areas of the house before selling them to who knows. The government eventually caught on, arrested the person, and tore apart the house confiscating all the documents he had hidden in the walls. He asked me if there was anything in the hole... luckily there wasn't.
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That is a really good story!  There was one of those rehab shows on TV where the guy bought a property at auction.  The guy thought the closet looked a little too thin for the space. So he put a sledgehammer in the back of the closet wall and sure enough, there was a fake wall there.  He tore it down and found a safe inside.  He was eventually able to get the safe open and found some valuable stuff in there.
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If the property was there when you bought it, it was the property of the previous owner, and not the tenants.  You can presume that the tenant was given proper notice, i.e. "Notice of Bielef of Abandoned Property valued under $700.00) and if that is the case then the landlord had the right to dispose of the property as he saw fit.  He could keep it or throw it away.
  we have free notices at our site http://www.wimer.net



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That's pretty weird..I always ask my tenants to clear everything up before they leave....i don't like seeing unwanted junk left over at my property...
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Sometimes a tenant will leave some cool stuff behind. One time a got an entire gym set. I started using it but needed room in my apartment so I sold it for $150, which felt good considering the jackass caused $480 worth of damage
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