My niece moved from my home but left her clothes how long do I have to store them

I live in Michigan. She didn’t pay rent
she moved her bed waher and dryer but
left a closet full of clothes, shoes
and a love seat

Asked on June 4, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Send her a letter sent some way or ways you can prove delivery (e.g. certified mail; fed ex with tracking; as an email or text message attachment) restating briefly how long the items have been there, when she had promised (and failed) to get them, and your efforts to coordinate their removal; the letter will then go on to say that she has 30 days to pick them up or you will consider them abandoned and dispose of them. Send her a reminder at the 15-day mark. Then if she still has not picked her belongings up, do what the letter says: consider the items abandoned and do with them as you will.


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