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You asked for a summary of laws
in the 50 states regulating how landlords must handle personal
property that tenants leave in their dwelling unit after an
Office of the
Chapter 32. Treasurer
Claims for abandoned property
Effect of expiration of limitation periods
Chapter 830. Rights and
responsibilities of landlord and tenants
Duties of holder of abandoned property
Assessments of interest penalty for failure to report or deliver abandoned
property as required
Chapter 859. Lost and
Abandonment of unit by occupants. Landlord's remedies
Disposition of goods not perishable
Expressmen and common carriers; good not perishable
Disposition of perishable goods
Avails to be accounted for. Escheat
Marine vegetable deposits
Lost goods; towns may adopt procedures for
Duties of finder.
Advertising; sale of perishable goods.
Restoration to owner if claimed.
Procedure if unclaimed.
Disposition after expiration of time for making claim.
Disposition of perishable property
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