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Remove Items (by Cheryl [NH]) Nov 18, 2010 6:26 AM
       Remove Items (by gevans [SC]) Nov 18, 2010 6:48 AM
       Remove Items (by billy [MA]) Nov 18, 2010 6:51 AM
       Remove Items (by Cheryl [NH]) Nov 18, 2010 7:01 AM
       Remove Items (by Reid [KS]) Nov 18, 2010 10:21 AM
       Remove Items (by Josh [CA]) Nov 18, 2010 11:07 AM
       Remove Items (by Mike45 [NV]) Nov 18, 2010 3:55 PM
       Remove Items (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 18, 2010 8:02 PM
       Remove Items (by Cheryl [NH]) Nov 19, 2010 4:25 AM

Remove Items (by Cheryl [NH]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 6:26 AM

State Specific Question About: NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)

Tenant has been storing items in the garage and shed. We've asked him to remove these items as we need the storage area. He refuses. Any suggestions as to how I would go about getting him to remove these items? Thanks !

Remove Items (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 6:48 AM

Is your lease clear about access/storage to these area?

If so,

send a letter:

Dear tenant, on XX, your items will be removed and stored at ABC storage company. You will be responsible for paying the bill to retrieve your items. Moving fees will be billed to you and payable immediately.

If he doesn't pay, take the expenses from his next month's rent payment and file a pay or quit.

Remember these two simple rules (from Aldo):

1. The Landlord is in charge.

2. The Tenant is not in charge. --141.129.x.xx

Remove Items (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 6:51 AM

i try to let them have the garage if they need it.u could rent elsewhere.i try to cater to my good customers. u could raise rent 100 for garage etc easily if u were pay no stay then.or they will get things out.they are nervy guys.did rental agreement say who got to use the garage?it should of course.

Remove Items (by Cheryl [NH]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 7:01 AM

My agreement does not include the garage or shed. I like your idea of telling him to remove items or they will be removed and he will have to pay the storage. I am a little concerned that I may not have the right to move his items.

Remove Items (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 10:21 AM

Before you move his stuff I'd get a Judgment from SC court. Otherwise he may sue and since as I always say Court is a crap shoot you could end up with a Judgment against you , costing you a lot of money.

Remove Items (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 11:07 AM

Did you give him keys or garage opener for the garage? Does the shed have a lock?

Write him a 3 day notice to cure violations or quit the property. Or you can use a 30 day notice to cure violations or quit the property. Quote your lease clause about what

parts of the property they are renting.

That it does not include the shed or the garage. With the notice you already have the date when they need to comply. Then you do what your notice said you would do if the items are not gone. Carry through with your demands. Be on time. Don't delay a day or a week. This sets a line in the sand with your tenant. If you don't follow through you are training your tenant to not do ask you ask.

Move the crap out to a storage place if they don't comply.

Change the locks/or put on locks/ on the shed and the garage after the stuff is out whether it is you that moves it or they move it. Then rent the space out to someone or use it yourself for whatever.

Be firm.

Remove Items (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 3:55 PM

Are the garage and shed part of the rental property? If the premises are a SFR or half of a duplex, and the garage and shed are part of T's property, then you have no right to take over these spaces.

Remove Items (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 18, 2010 8:02 PM

Good advice above.

Make sure this is not a case of "LL not giving full possession" or "I'm the boss".

Remember this is business and right now, paying customers are few.

Start with the lease. If you were not clear, you may be stuck.

Did you give verbal instructions? Hard to prove but better than nothing.

What does he have in their? Are we talking boat/classic car/rv or just Christmas decorations?? I would ask for his cooperation and offer assistance.

Do you REALLY need this space? Not sure I'd want my nice stuff stored near a guy who is mad at me.

Work it out and charge him and extra fee for the space. Use that money to secure your stuff esewhere.

Remove Items (by Cheryl [NH]) Posted on: Nov 19, 2010 4:25 AM

We do not have anything in the agreement regarding the garage/shed. He has been told in the past about storage. He does not have much at all in either place. And, yes, we REALLY do need the space - the other tenant downstairs is being evicted (get writ of possession on Monday) and we need the space to store her items. I won't pay for a storage area when I have one sitting there.

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