Boxes Abandonment
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Boxes Abandonment (by Plenty [MO]) Jun 10, 2019 7:35 AM
       Boxes Abandonment (by myob [GA]) Jun 10, 2019 8:00 AM
       Boxes Abandonment (by Rick [IN]) Jun 10, 2019 8:04 AM
       Boxes Abandonment (by plenty [MO]) Jun 10, 2019 8:38 AM
       Boxes Abandonment (by S i d [MO]) Jun 10, 2019 9:36 AM
       Boxes Abandonment (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 10, 2019 9:42 AM

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Boxes Abandonment (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 7:35 AM

Someone posted their process for putting boxes inside the house with a note something to the effect that when tenant remove the boxes they are done. I have searched the last month's post but didn't find it... can you repost your process please. Thanks in Advance.

Boxes Abandonment (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 8:00 AM

I don't get the point of this question?

Boxes Abandonment (by Rick [IN]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 8:04 AM

Ignore and do what your state/local abandonment, eviction process states. --68.51.xx.x

Boxes Abandonment (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 8:38 AM

I recall Brad20,0000 posted an answer to someone elses question about not being sure they were truly gone from property. I am following my state rules. But if boxes help me understand the situation quicker I'll do that also. Whoever wrote the informational reply will understand the question. Thanks in Advance.

Boxes Abandonment (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 9:36 AM

Plenty, I never saw Brad's original post on that, but Missouri's laws on abandonment are pretty clear.

1) Rent unpaid for 30 days, minimum.

2) Tenant has not been at the property for 30 days AND gives no indication they intend to return in the next 30 days. So if they text you on Day 29 "I'm coming to get my stuff"...well, shucks....

I do not rely on the abandonment statutes, especially since the timeline can be reset so quickly and easily by a tenant. If rent is unpaid for 7 days, I file eviction. Much faster and more certain. Once I get the writ of possession, they have 5 days to clear out or we can legally toss it all.

If you're talking about move-outs where tenant leaves stuff, our lease is clear: until we get keys or tenant confirms they are done moving, they still owe rent at holdover rate, just as if they didn't move out. This also conforms to RSMO. I communicate this clearly to tenants: get your stuff or send me a note that you're done. If not, you still owe rent.

I like the boxes idea, but not sure it would fly here.

Boxes Abandonment (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 9:42 AM

Is part of the idea missing here? It seems to me that if the tenant is leaving stuff, they will leave boxes that they didn't even bring into the house. So then they are still in possession?

I though the whole point was to get them out and get the house back.

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