How long do I have to keep my roommate’s property after she has moved out?

We had no formal lease agreement and she paid no rent. She has broken several agreements to come get it.

Asked on September 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

How wver she will be deemd under the law  - tenant or guest - you can not do anything with the things that she left back that would in any way jeopardize her legal ownership or damage the items.  It could be seen as conversion under the law if she "entrusted" the items to you. In order to legally get rid of them you would have to have her "evicted."  Good luck.


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