Posted by Steve-WA on April 29, 2006 at 23:14:31:
personal property and effects - includes a truck too, don’ it?
I’d shore think so!
Follow the abandonment statutes to the letter, and with the appropriate amount of time, you will be truckin’. And as far as changing locks, well, your statute probably says safe storage for their belongings for X number of days following delivery of notice to their last known address, or somesuch, so change 'em, and your trailer becomes a storage unit! At least that’s how it works here. Then after X number of days, you can sell or dispose of the personal property without prejudice - if you sell, it goes against what they owe. If you dispose, well, its disposed! I opt for disposal, every time.
BTW, where are they?