Can I have cosigners remove their belongings without legal consequences from my brothers business that he has abandoned?

My brother has abandoned his business and owes the landlord & cosigners. Should I let the landlord handle it? Or who can act on his behalf without a power of attorney.He had also let another business move in & out because it was hurting his business. Now they are threatening to sue for breaking the lease that was invalid in the first place.

Asked on June 10, 2009 under Business Law, North Carolina

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Not sure where you are going with this but a) the landlord is not your brother's representative and b) what do you mean by co-signers? Co-signers of the lease or business loan?

In terms of the lease, the landlord has to legally and properly evict your brother in order to be able to remove your brother's belongings after a certain time. 

Your brother should probably talk to a lawyer to square away whatever went wrong.  Try www.attorneypages.com and then check his or her record at the North Carolina State Bar.


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