after a landlord has already served a tenant papers, can the landlord hold the tenants property hostage
State/Country relating to question: California
the landlord said we could keep our property in the garage for 30 days if we gave him the keys, so he could start work on the property. we did, now he wont let us have our property,unless we give him $160.00. We don't have it to give him.
Thank you for the post, no the landlord cannot retain possession of the tenant's property to compel payment by the tenant. The landlord's recourse for payment is through judicial process. You can file suit against the landlord to compel the return of your property and/or contact the sheriff to instruct the landlord to return the property.
I do not accept, as there is nothing new that I did not already know. thank you nfor your help, but it's of no help to me.
Hello, if you already knew the law, I am bit confused on what new information you are seeking.
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