Can a landlord keep my personal belongings until I pay him what I owe?

Asked almost 4 years ago - Fulton, MO

I was evicted for not being able to keep up with rent and late fees. When I went to go pick up my things to move out my landlord said he would not give me my belongings until we a squared up. Can he do that without my permission?

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  1. Deborah Fiumera Bayus

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . He can charge you for certain expenses associated with the safekeeping of your belongings such as moving and storage fees.

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