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Dealing With a Tenant's Abandoned Property

Make intelligent decisions and manage risks with handling personal property found in or at a rental that is suspected to be abandoned.

Landlords and property managers are regularly faced with handling personal property found in their rentals suspected to be the tenant's abandoned property. It is critical to try and determine if the property is abandoned or not, who may have rights to it, and then deal with the situation in a manner to minimize the risk of liability. If the personal property is dealt with improperly, the landlord or property manager risks substantial liability to the tenant. Liability can also extend also to co-tenants, the tenant's family, secured interest holders, a bankruptcy trustee, and/or governmental entities (including criminal prosecution). This topic will provide a foundation for landlords, property managers, and attorneys to make intelligent decisions and manage risks with handling personal property found in or at a rental that is suspected to be abandoned.

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Agenda

When Is a Tenant's Property Abandoned?

  • Statutory Definitions/Indicia of Abandonment (Keys, Utilities, Unpaid Rent, Bedsheets, Medicine, Valuables, Furniture, Vehicle)
  • Lease Definitions/Fixtures/Residential vs. Commercial Rentals
  • Ownership Identification (Co-Tenant, Purported Spouse, Liens, Probate, BK Trustee)

Liability for Handling Abandoned Property

  • Finders Keepers/Self-Help
  • Bailments and Standards of Care and Charging for Storage
  • Conversion and Civil Theft
  • Evictions as Means of Liability Protection
  • Landlord's Lien and the Relic Distress and Distraint Statutes
  • Notice and Sale of Unclaimed or Abandoned Property
  • Interpleader
  • State Law Survey on Landlord's Treatment of Abandoned Property

Special Considerations

  • Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Equipment
  • Drug Labs/Marijuana Cultivation/Hazardous Materials/Prescriptions
  • Firearms
  • Pets
  • Military Tenants
  • Donating Possessions/Charitable Gift
  • Uniform Unclaimed Property Act and Other Unclaimed Property Statutes
  • Practical Considerations - Document, Document, Document
  • Vehicle Charging Station Statutes in Residential Rentals
  • Finding the Tenant and Providing Notice (Emergency Contacts, Forwarding Address, County and Municipal Jail, Background Checks, Posting and Mailing, Missing Person's Report, Hospitals)
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on July 12, 2021.

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.25
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.25
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.25 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 5.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 88 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 6 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Brandon R. Ceglian

Brandon R. Ceglian

Law Offices of Brandon R. Ceglian, P.C.

  • Attorney and owner of Law Offices of Brandon R. Ceglian, P.C. in Littleton, Colorado, with nearly 20 years’ experience
  • Practice focuses primarily on residential and commercial evictions, property management issues, including legal compliance and defense in the Denver metro area and throughout the Colorado front range
  • Published author on a variety of legal topics and a frequent speaker on landlord/tenant law and property management in Colorado
  • Voted Best of the Best attorney by Colorado Community Media in 2014, 2016, and 2018
  • Supplier member of the Colorado Apartment Association, the National Association of Residential Property Managers, and the South Metro Denver Realtor’s Association
  • Member of the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, providing legal assistance for the landlord legislative lobby in Colorado
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Published 2021
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