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When Has a Unit Been Abandoned or Surrendered?
Posted by Stephen Marshall on
It's often confusing for landlords to figure out when a tenant has abandoned or surrendered a rental unit and when they need to go through the eviction process. This video gives some ideas on how to best deal with the confusion. Enjoy! Here's the summary on abandonment: The safest move is always to go through the eviction process unless the tenant returns keys or gives you a written statement that you can take possession of the property. That said, when there are enough indicators that the tenant has abandoned the property, you may choose to take possession without going through...