How long do people have to get their belongings from a storage locker I pay for? 4 Answers as of April 03, 2014

They left town with no forwarding address or phone number. It was abandoned February 24th of this year. We need to know how long we are responsible for holding it.

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Law Office of Jeffrey T. Reed | Jeffrey T. Reed
First you need to try and send a notice to the best address you have for the owners, maybe a relative, giving them a reasonable time to claim their stuff, maybe 15 to 30 days. If they don?t make a claim you can dispose of it as you see fit. See this web site for more info: http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/legal_guides/lt-5.shtml
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/3/2014
Dessy & Dessy, a Professional Corporation | Ronald D. Dessy
You need to serve the tenants at all of their known addresses and any emergency contact information you may have, with a notice of belief of abandoned personal property. If the storage area is not locked, you need to inventory the property and list it on that notice. Following expiration of that notice, you may keep the property or dispose of it in any manner you desire come if it is reasonably worth less than $750.00, And otherwise follow the statutory procedures for the sale of the property and the disposition of sale proceeds. If you choose to treat the property is worth less than $750, you should keep pictures of the property so valued for your records, in case that decision is contested.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/3/2014
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
Michigan Law has specific standards Check out MCL 570.521 et seq. Michigan Compiled Law Act 148 of 1985 SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITY ACT http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(2y1umbipaxsju055w0eqkyql))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-Act-148-of-1985
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/3/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
I would see an attorney, and determine how exactly to attack this issue. You do not want to be in a position where they come back and claim that you somehow are responsible for the loss of their property.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/2/2014
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