A lease should provide for what happens to a tenant's abandoned property
A lease should provide for what happens to a tenant's abandoned property such as furniture and clothing.
Attorney Tom Olsen: Will, here's the other trick that I would recommend to you and all landlords. If you have property that's been abandoned by a tenant, there is a legal process that you must go through in order to get rid of that abandoned property. However, there is a specific language that you can put in your lease that says if your tenant leaves and abandons personal property, it simply becomes yours. You do not have to go through that legal process.
Now, Rob Solomon is our attorney at the office that does landlord-tenant work. He knows that language. I don't know what off the top my head, but a minimum, maybe you can do sign an addendum to contract with your tenant. That simply says if he dies, whatever is leftover in that apartment belongs to you. You don't have to go through a legal process to get it.
Will: Thank you very much, Tom.
Attorney Tom Olsen: All right. Well, good luck to you. Bye-bye.