The customer is not entitled to hold your equipment unless state law gives her that right [which I think would be unusual in this situation] or unless you signed a contract that gives her that right. Either way, you would be wise to consult a lawyer in your area promptly.
These comments do not constitute legal advice. They are general comments on the circumstances presented, and may not be applicable to your situation. For legal advice on which you may rely consult your own lawyer.
The issue is whether you have a cause of action against the homeowner for conversion of your business property. Consult licensed counsel in your jurisdiction.
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