Can a tenant legally move personal property in a rental?

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Can a tenant legally move personal property in a rental?

We rented a house from an individual. There was a pool table in the living room that was taken apart and had no felt. He asked us if it was there and we told him the condition it was in and he angrily stated “do what you want with it” We moved it to the basement and later sold it. We gave our 30 day notice and moved out. He now states it was criminal act and says he is going to sue us. Does he have the right to do this?

Asked on November 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written about the landlord it appears that he or she gave the pool table to you. If such is the case, you were entitled to do what you wanted to do with the pool table. The problem I see is that nothing seems to have been written down in writing as to what transpired.


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