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No contract - just stated via email that she would try but could not guarantee success. There was a 'suggestion' that Anna would be allowed to rent the furniture if the landlord and former tenant could not come to an agreement. The former tenant sent a "contract" in December (anna had been renting since May of the previous year). Anna did not sign that contract.
Relist: Answer came too late. I can't wait all night for an answer. Seriously, I just paid $50.00!!
Former tenants lease was over. Landlord rented the apartment to Anna with former tenants furniture in it.
It was the duty of the landlord to handle the furniture. If he could not come to an agreement with the former tenant, the landlord, under the law, needed to store the former tenants property. There is no signed contract obligating your daughter to do anything. Basically the tenant abandoned their property and they are lucky to receive any money for the furniture. In Oklahoma a tenant has 10 days after notice is personally delivered to get their property or 15 days after notice is deposited in the mail. This is well in excess of the time period allotted under the law.
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The landlord had the duty in this situation, not your daughter. The landlord was only required to keep the property for 30 days after notice was sent to the tenant. The landlord needed to be the one to store the property and sell the property. I have no idea why the landlord would pass on his responsibility to a tenant. This is a link for the Landlord Tenant Act http://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2006/os41.html