Can a roommate have someone pick up his bed, etc. without my consent or not knowing who and when they will come by?

UPDATED: Dec 29, 2011

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Can a roommate have someone pick up his bed, etc. without my consent or not knowing who and when they will come by?

I rented a room in my house. Roommate decided to move out of state and terminated the lease earlier. He moved but I wasn’t here. He was supposed to leave the keys and garage door opener behind. My fiance and I called and text him. Got hold of him but he said he would call back. 4 days later no respond. We needed the room for my parents as they are visiting. He knew that.

Asked on December 29, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Arizona


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Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

In your situation your former roommate obviously was able to have some third party move his belongings while you were not present because that seems to be what happened from what you wrote.

From a legal standpoint the third party had permission from the roommate to enter the unit to remove the belongings that were removed. I see nothing legally wrong with what happened but see your situation about needing to know who was entering the rental.

I suggest that you change the locks for the unit and charge the former roommate for the lock change and a new garage door opener.

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