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QLD Can I Sell Neighbours' Abandoned Property under Property Law?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Dan6920, 17 September 2015.

  1. Dan6920

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    Hey there, my neighbours have moved out ages ago and asked if I could store stuff for them, so I said yes. They were meant to pay me each week. It's been months and I haven't seen them or can't even contact them and they haven't even paid me a cent. So my question is, can I sell the abandoned property left behind under Property Law? It's just taking up space and it's all junk.
     
  2. Paul Cott

    Paul Cott Well-Known Member
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    Dan if you exhaust all reasonable and or possible avenues to contact them then your probably OK to sell them. If not, perhaps put a widely circulated newspaper advert out and wait 30 days then you should be fine to sell then.
     
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    I agree, do your best to notify them in writing of your intention to sell the items if they are not collected within a reasonable time frame - such as 30 days - and if not, sell away.
     
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