Tenant Abandonment

That if a tenant abandons a rental property, the landlord must store the tenant’s belongings for 45 days after learning of the abandonment? The courts have stated that there must be, “clear, unequivocal and decisive evidence” of “an absolute relinquishment of premises by a tenant.” The landlord must attempt to notify the tenant of the place where the property is being stored and how the tenant can claim the items. In a recent court case a tenant was awarded $76,275.55 when this process was not properly followed.*

*Dill v. Equity Residential Properties Management Corp., Washington Court of Appeals, No. 38063-3-II.

About Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management

As residential property managers for Coldwell Banker Bain Property Management Division, we manage single family residences, individual condominium units and small apartment complexes in the greater Puget Sound region. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, Anacortes, Marysville, Bainbridge Island, Lynnwood, Everett, Redmond, Bellevue and many other cities in Washington State. We also offer full service commercial property management.
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