What to Do with Renters’ JunkOne upside is that you can actually charge your former tenant reasonable storage fees for the time their personal property remains on your investment property. In most instances, renters leave behind worthless stuff. And, you can simply clean it up and throw it away. However, if it’s valuable, like furniture, appliances, electronics, or something else, you can’t simply toss it out. But, that doesn’t mean you don’t have options.
Tenants moving out often find they need additional time to clean their apartments after packing is over. It stands to reason, then, that the next most frequently asked question is how long they’re allowed to remain in their apartments after their lease expires or they’ve given notice that they’re breaking their leases. —Move.comThough you are required to send notice of the personal property left behind, you don’t have to hold onto it forever. Do yourself a favor and talk to a real estate attorney, the money you might spend will be well worth it. If you are able to contact your former tenant, do so and notify him or her that their personal property needs to be picked up immediately.