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Deceased (by GG [IN]) Jun 30, 2022 11:04 AM
       Deceased (by Richard [MI]) Jun 30, 2022 1:07 PM
       Deceased (by MC [PA]) Jun 30, 2022 1:23 PM
       Deceased (by Vee [OH]) Jun 30, 2022 4:25 PM
       Deceased (by GG [IN]) Jul 6, 2022 3:17 PM
       Deceased (by Nicole [PA]) Jul 6, 2022 8:52 PM

Deceased (by GG [IN]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 11:04 AM

State Specific Question About: INDIANA (IN)

I had a tenant who past away unsuspectedly on April 15, 2022. He rented from me and ran a small business at that location. Since then a new business owner stepped in to run the business. Many stepped forward and claimed to be family. But only one was family. I nor the new business owner have heard from him since.

I estimate personal property to be approximately $2,000.00. Business assets $3,000.00. Question! what is the best/legal way handle his personal property? Business property? At this time I only want to focus a the personal property?

You input would be greatly appreciated

Thank You, GG

Deceased (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 1:07 PM

Only my opinion here:

1. Your lease should address this possibility. You should have emergency contacts on file. Call them. If they don't answer or say they want nothing, then I'd consider the place abandoned. (Again, the lease clauses should detail this.)

2, I'd clean the place out, discard things that spoil and move the rest to storage for whatever time the state rules say (maybe 30 days). During that time, I'd send the emergency contacts a letter saying the stuff was being stored and will be disposed of after 30 days.

If no one makes a claim by then, I'd dispose of it- donate to thrift store, dump, whatever and go on with my plans.

Other opinions may differ.

No matter what though, I'd make sure my leases were updated for every tenant to address this possibility. --24.180.xx.xx

Deceased (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 1:23 PM

I second Richard. The only question is who has the right to make a decision-that goes for the business as well. Who took care of the body and expenses?

Deceased (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 30, 2022 4:25 PM

Find the executor of the estate from the death certificate, in OH you have 11 months to settle with the executor.

Deceased (by GG [IN]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2022 3:17 PM

MC/Vee, Your input started the gears turning. Since then the waiting period is 90 days. Also a certified letter to the next of kin for added protection. Also I will add a clause in my lease to address this issue. Thanks a bunch LL strong!!!!!

Deceased (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jul 6, 2022 8:52 PM

In Pennsylvania, there would never, ever be an executor listed on a death certificate ... two things that have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

I would not just be concerned with removing the stuff but you have permitted someone to come in and run someone else's business? Or did the guy just do it and you had no real knowledge? Who did he get permission/approval from?

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