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Question: Is it legal for my landlord to take possession of my personal property after we agreed on a date for me to get it when I was there but he did not show up an before the 21 days that I was given to retrieve my property is up

Answer: He can take possession of your property but he can't keep it or sell it. Your landlord is required to store your property for 21 days after you were moved out pursuant to a court order. You can get your clothing, tools, books, ID, financial documents, etc immediately without payment but must pay reasonable storage fees for your other property. If the landlord didn't allow you to get your property as agreed and assuming you offered to pay as explained above, and the landlord sold your stuff, you can sue him in small claims court for the value of your property. You can also try to get any property that was not sold by talking to the landlord.

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