How do I get my things back after a lockout?

1. Check your lease. See if it states how long your landlord must keep your things after a lockout.

2. Ask the landlord to store your things for 30 days. It is best to send your request by text, email or letter within 10 days of the lockout.

3. Schedule a date to get your things within 30 days.

  • Your landlord may:
    • Give you one single day to get your things out.
    • Move your things to another location.
    • Charge you for the cost of a storage facility.
  • Your landlord may not:
    • Refuse to let you get your things.
    • Charge you a fee or back rent to get your things.