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Legal Topics: Abandoned Property

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes, Topics: Abandoned and Unclaimed Property.
  • Minn. Stat. 504B.271 Tenant's Personal Property Remaining in Premises
  • Minn. Stat. Ch. 168B Abandoned Motor Vehicles; Towing
  • Minn. Stat. 345.75 Abandoned Tangible Personal Property
  • Resources, Minnesota: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Abandoned property: an overview, from Wex, the Legal Encyclopedia of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.
  • Can I throw out the stuff my tenant left behind?, from Nolo.
  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, article on Abandonment. (Not just for landlords and tenants.)
  • Getting Property Back after You Move Out, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • How to be the smartest renter on your block : a Minnesota tenants' rights guide - Homeline, KFM5517 .H68 2011.
  • Ten Landlord Legal Mistakes to Avoid, from FindLaw.
  • Related Topics: Landlord and Tenant.

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