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I'm sorry to hear about the situation. This to me raises a couple of issues. Most importantly it seems as if the landlord has trespassed on your chattels. All channels means is personal property and fancy legal terms. By taking your property and storing it somewhere without your permission and not allowing you access to it your landlord is simply trespassing on your personal property. You may want to consider just writing a formal demand letter requesting your property back. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). It only costs $10 and it is way cheaper than litigation. If you have renter's insurance you may also want to consider filing a claim as well. The other cause of action that shows up for me is that this seems like outright theft. Even if the landlord believes that the property that there in possession of currently the stolen, that is not up to them to decide that is only up to the district attorney to decide. You may also want to call the Sheriff's Office to help you go get that property back if he does not just return the property on his own after your demand letter.
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Okay. I think I understand your situation a little bit better. I apologize if there was any confusion. If all of the items were stolen and the landlord did nothing to fix the situation, then the cause of action changes to negligence.
Negligence simply means that there was a duty that the other party owed and they breached that duty in some way. What is most important is that it is proven that the defendant breached their duty of care because that is what mostly determines whether there is a cause of action. Basically, the question is, “Did the defendant’s actions fall below the standard of care for a reasonable person in a similar situation?” If the answer to that question is yes, then there is negligence. Based on what you provided, by not calling the cops or filing a claim, they could be held liable for your missing items.