Can I charge storage rent on things that were left at my home for 3+ months?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Wilkes Barre, PA

I had a friend that lived with me and one day she stopped coming back home. She left all her belongings at my home as if my home was a storage unit and would ask to come get some things every week. Her junk has been here for 3+ months now, can I charge a rent fee for her leaving her belongings here so long? I've contacted her numerous times to come pick it up but she blows me off each and every time.

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  1. Charles Anthony Rick

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    Answered . You can file a civil action at the local district court. Depending on the cirucmstances the judge may find that she owes you for storage. He may also assign a dollar amount to that decision. If she fails to pay you, at least you know where the property is so that you can execute on your judgment.

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