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when you have been evicted, and have replaced appliances and

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when you have been evicted, and have replaced appliances and added some that are installed in the house can you legally remove them? IE: garbage disposal, dishwasher and microwave all are attached and are still being paid for in the state of Iowa
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for your question. If these are your appliances--you paid for them then to me you have the right to remove them here. You would be liable for any damages. But if you paid for them then you are their owner.

I would try to resolve this here. the problem is that if you have actually been evicted then to get them back here would involve trespassing to do so you are going to have try for some kind of resolution with the landlord. If you haven't been actually thrown out here yet then you can recover your appliances.

You can file in small claims here for the value of the appliances that you lost here and get judgment, this might be the better approach..

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
these appliances are not portable! they have been installed in the home as a permanent item
Expert:  Ray replied 7 years ago.
Well if they were purchased by you to me you have good title to them I understand that you have installed them . To me you may have a better claim in small claims here for the value of them I wish you good luck here..
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I dont feel that your answer is legally correct and therefore do not agree to pay for your answer. thank you for your time.
Expert:  Ray replied 7 years ago.
I'll opt out so that you can seek some more free advice from others
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I want a real estate lawyer to answer my questions.
Expert:  Ely replied 7 years ago.

The appliances that you replaced were worth more than what was there originally?