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I am sorry you are going through this. The landlord is not following the proper procedure. You have a case against him for conversion (taking your personal property so you cannot have it), trespass to chattels (limiting your ability to use your personal property), and wrongful eviction. You may also have a case for breach of contract. I would start by contacting a lawyer near you to send a demand letter to the landlord. If that does not work, you will need to file a lawsuit.
How file these charges without hiring an attorney? I am currently unemployed!