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I live in Chicago. A roommate is leaving on the lease that

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I live in Chicago. A roommate is leaving on the lease that expires today, 8/31/10. He is leaving some property behind, requesting to come back "next week or so" to sell it off. When can I dispose of his property?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 6 years ago.
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INFOLAWYER :

Hello and thank you for your question. You cannot dispose of it

INFOLAWYER :

You have to permit him to remove it

INFOLAWYER :

If he does not remove it when he claims

INFOLAWYER :

then you can give 30 day notice to remove or it will be discarded.

JACUSTOMER-hijwao4n- :

So I have to allow him access to his property for 30 days? It's not considered abandoned?

INFOLAWYER :

That is right

INFOLAWYER :

and many lawyers would still encourage not discarfing

INFOLAWYER :

discarding

INFOLAWYER :

to avoid potential for a lawsuit

JACUSTOMER-hijwao4n- :

But, I can insist he schedule a time convenient to me, to "show" this item to a potential buyer?

INFOLAWYER :

That is correct

INFOLAWYER :

It works on your schedule

INFOLAWYER :

you are the tenant there

JACUSTOMER-hijwao4n- :

And, can I insist he return his keys to me, when he leaves today, even if it is before midnight, 9/1/10, when the new lease (on which he is not signed) takes effect?

INFOLAWYER :

When ready, kindly accept my answer

INFOLAWYER :

Once he departs without intent to return keys need to be surrendered

JACUSTOMER-hijwao4n- :

I certainly intend to. This was my remaining question.

INFOLAWYER :

He cannot retain into the new tenancy/lease

JACUSTOMER-hijwao4n- :

And lastly, this advice you provide is in line with Chicago, IL law?

INFOLAWYER :

That is correct

JACUSTOMER-hijwao4n- :

Thank you. I truly appreciate your prompt, concise answers.

INFOLAWYER :

My pleasure

INFOLAWYER :

Good luck!!!

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Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 6 years ago.
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