Finally! You’ve managed to get rid of those nightmare tenants, and you’re ready to start showing the property to interested renters. You have the keys in your hand, and you open the door… only to find all the junk the last homeowner left.
Sadly, this is a situation many new property managers find themselves in. What should be a business opportunity has turned into a source of stress and frustration. More and more often, renters and tenants leave behind unwanted items.
So what’s a property manager to do?
Follow the Proper Procedures
While that junk may be on your property, you do not own that junk. When former tenants leave personal property behind you must take steps to ensure the tenant cannot claim you committed theft, especially if those tenants were evicted.
Send a Notice of Abandoned Personal Property to the former tenant. In that notice, list everything they left behind being as detailed as you can. Perhaps even video the materials to show the condition you found them in.
The notice must include the following:
- Where the property can be claimed
- The date it must be claimed by
- The storage costs to be paid before the property is returned
The notice must be sent to an address where the former tenant could receive it. This can include a work address.
How to Manage the Junk Left Behind
Even if there’s no new tenant lined up, the garbage and mess may turn into a bigger problem if it’s just left sitting there. That’s where we come in!
Here are the benefits of choosing Junk360 to help remove your tenant’s leftover waste:
- Our junk removal service is reliable, low cost, and consistently earns 5-star customer reviews.
- Unlike other junk hauling companies, Junk360 charges by truck space. So, whether that junk was left in plain sight, the attic, garage, basement, or yard, you’ll only be charged by the fraction of the truck that you use.
- Junk360 often offers same day service, facilitating your ability to get that junk off your property without any stress or frustration.