Massachusetts Landlords: How to Manage Abandoned Tenant Property

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2017 | Landlord Tenant Law |

A common problem for Massachusetts landlords is abandoned tenant property. When a tenant leaves an apartment, what should the landlord do about any property left behind?

If the landlord is certain that the tenant has completely moved out of the apartment, the problem is easy to solve. A landlord should first contact the tenant and see if they want the property. If the landlord can’t get an answer from the tenant, the landlord should store the property for as long as they can. It is recommended that landlords wait a minimum of sixty days before discarding any left behind possessions.

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