Can I still get my washing machine and dryer frommy old rental apartment after 1 year?

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Can I still get my washing machine and dryer frommy old rental apartment after 1 year?

I am in the military but my brother (who has mentally ill and diagnosed with schizophrenia) let his friend borrowed my washing machine and dryer (costs $3,000). His friend left and went back to his/her country and left my washer and dryer at the old apartment (it was paid before she left). Can I still get it back after 1 year?

Asked on October 10, 2011 under Real Estate Law, California

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you can prove that the washing machine and dryer that are at some old apartment are actually yours, I recommend that you contact the landlord of the unit and advise him or her of the circumstances, where you have been and show proof that you actually bought the washing machine and dryer that you are now attempting to reclaim.

Hopefully the owner of the unit is a reasonable person and is understanding. I suggets that when you show up at the unit you be dressed in your military uniform so as to give a greater sense of legitimacy to your claim. Be prepared to give the owner of the unit many answers to his or her questions about your belongings.

Good luck.


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