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personal prop vs garbage? (by Paula [MN]) Jun 22, 2009 12:14 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by Wallace CPM [VA]) Jun 22, 2009 12:23 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by MrRational [MD]) Jun 22, 2009 12:24 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by Virden [OH]) Jun 22, 2009 12:38 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by Gail K [GA]) Jun 22, 2009 1:01 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by meangoose [MN]) Jun 22, 2009 2:05 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by Sue S. [IL]) Jun 22, 2009 2:37 PM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by Paula [MN]) Jun 23, 2009 9:30 AM
       personal prop vs garbage? (by Dean [NC]) Jun 23, 2009 6:13 PM


personal prop vs garbage? (by Paula [MN]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 12:14 PM
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State Specific Question About: MINNESOTA (MN)

If my tenants move out and leave personal property Mn state law says I need to store it for 60 days. Does anyone have a good definition of what is personal property and what is garbage? If I throw it all away because it seems like garbage to me can I get in trouoble? How am I supposed to know the difference?

Examples - clothes left in laundry room, food left in fridge, mattress and box spring left in garage along with bags of smelly garbage. --204.86.xx.xx




personal prop vs garbage? (by Wallace CPM [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 12:23 PM
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Value as how much it would fetch at a yard sale?...otherwise it is TRASH. Take pics! --205.188.xxx.xx




personal prop vs garbage? (by MrRational [MD]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 12:24 PM
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George Carlin did a great rif on distinguishing between my stuff and your $hit.

I'd like to say it is things that are IDENTIFIED as THEIR property... because who can those jockey shorts or that table lamp belong to... ya know?

But that isn't the law.

--65.196.xx.xx




personal prop vs garbage? (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 12:38 PM
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Once they turn over the keys and abandon the rest it is garage sale items. --76.241.xxx.xx




personal prop vs garbage? (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 1:01 PM
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?Personal property? What personal propery?

When you walked into the unit, it was completely empty, wasn't it.

Gail --152.133.x.xxx




personal prop vs garbage? (by meangoose [MN]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 2:05 PM
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Anything left in or adjacent to the garbage = garbage in my opinion.

The clothing in the laundry room might be more of a gray area. Is it raggy or is it in good condition?

Food in fridge = garbage. It won't stay good that long anyway.

Remember to take pics before you dispose of stuff in case you need them for court to justify SD deductions or to defend if they say you threw out their original Mona Lisa and 1 million inch TV. --162.136.xxx.x




personal prop vs garbage? (by Sue S. [IL]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2009 2:37 PM
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I just went through this same situation. I sent a letter saying that anything left behind would be considered unwanted (garbage) and would be disposed of at their expense. They came back last night (today is Day 14 when they have to be out) and they took most of what remained. I filled two garbage bags today - including all of the dishes they left in the dishwasher! The bags are going out in tomorrow's trash. I'm taking my chances that these people will not try to get/or want any of this stuff back. I did take pictures and it's pretty clear that it was junk - old clothes, stuffed animals, dishes. --75.63.xx.xxx




personal prop vs garbage? (by Paula [MN]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2009 9:30 AM
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The keys were on the counter and both of the big screens were gone...I did take pics of all of what was left and I also have an email I sent on that Tuesday stating that I moved everything from the house to the garage so I could clean the house and that they had four days to come get anything they wanted out of the garage or it would be hauled "with the rest of the garbage" as new people were moving in on that Friday.

No one came back or called or emailed so I feel pretty safe in getting rid of it now but I am changing the SD accounting to say hauling of "garbage" vs hauling of "personal property and garbage". Thanks for the replies! --204.86.xx.xx




personal prop vs garbage? (by Dean [NC]) Posted on: Jun 23, 2009 6:13 PM
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I had an eviction not long ago where it almost looked like they didn't leave - the only thing they took was cloths. The furniture was crap but they left it all and all the dishes etc..after stealing my oven and trashing the house! I knew after that they weren't coming back but in my state I have to wait 10 days ( 60 sux!) - I rented a 20 yard construction dumpster and put everything in it and covered with a tarp - after 10 days I called them to come take it away! I've always said this is just a big game and we're the only ones that have to play by the rules! --69.132.xxx.xxx





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