Posted by Blue Zephyr on January 12, 2002 at 14:01:19:
In Reply to: How to charge for storage posted by smd on January 12, 2002 at 05:01:11:
If she hasn't moved all her stuff out yet, and you can't use the room, then she's still your renter. You could charge her full rent until she leaves. Collecting it might be a hassle.
A less aggresive option would be to send her written notice that she has "abandoned property" at your residence. That she should make arrangements to remove it within 30 days, or you will dispose of it. Another option, particularly if you need the room, would be to just drop it off at a storage facility, pay one month's storage fee, then notify her that her things are in storage and that the storage fee is X dollars per month (charge the exact figure the facility charges) and you will give her the key upon payment of that fee. If 30 pays pass and she does nothing, the storage place will simply auction it off.
Whatever you do, it should motivate her to move her butt and claim her stuff.
: I have a 2-bedroom, non-regulated apartment in Brooklyn. I rented one room to a roommate (verbal, month-to-month lease). I gave her notice to move by Jan 15 and she moved out two weeks before that date. (She did pay rent up to the 15th). She left some of her stuff in the apartment and promised to come back the next day to get the stuff, as well as clean. (She is very dirty). She did not come back the next day, so I called her a week later. She said she would come the following Sunday and never showed up. I left her a msg to come get her stuff this Sunday. My question is: If her stuff is still there after the 15th, can I charge her for storing it? Do I have to put it in an actual storage facility? And if I can charge her for storage while her stuff is in my apartment, how do I calculate a fee? Thanks in advance.
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