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I am leasing a townhome, and my Daughter is listed on the

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I am leasing a townhome, and my Daughter is listed on the lease as an occupant. She let her boyfriend move in without being on the lease. The relationship was abuse and he left for Vegas 10 days ago to find another place to live. After a week of verbal abuse she asked him to remove his items from the house. His excuse is he does not have a place to put them yet. The lease is up 10/9. As the lease owner, I send him an email letting him know the lease term ends 10/9 and asked him to let me know by 9/23 what "his plan" for removing his items. He has not responded. What legal options do we have? What happens if his things are not removed by end of lease? Thank you
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Unfortunately, if you leave his personal property at the townhome, without any agreement with the landlord, you will be legally deemed to have no vacated the premises and will continue to accrue rent liability.

You will need to put his things in storage and send him a written notice where he will find his things.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
what does"deemed to have no vacated the premises " mean.
My lease is with the apt complex. I don't know what their policy is on times left in the pat.
I was told that his attorney told his I cannot touch his stuff.

It means that you will not have legally moved out, and you could still continue to owe rent as a holdover tenant, if you leave his possessions in the townhouse.

You can, with reasonable care, move his things to a storage facility and forward him the location, along wiht instructions to claim his property, since the lease is ending.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
He does not have an address to send notification. Am I obligated to pay for the storage unit? For how long, indefinately?He has several large items.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If he does not have an address, and is not responding to may email, couldn't he claim he was never notified?

You will need to find him. Unfortunately, you can not just abandon his property or throw it out without exposing yourself to liability.

You will need to pay the initial cost, but once you find him and tell him where the property is then it is his responsibility.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do know his attorneys name. would you suggest I cc his attorney on the email as I do not have an address.
How long am I legally required to hold and pay storage on his belongings in the sate of Washington?
contact his attorney.
Pay the first month and then he is on his own. Let the atty know you are owed for that first month.
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