I have allowed a friend to store his machinery on my commercial propertyt outdoors I've asked him several times to please remove the property I no longer wanted there anymore what are my rights to get this property removed
Hire an attorney to send him a certified letter, return receipt requested to remove the property or start paying storage fees. If he does neither, then the lawyer can follow up with another letter and eventually a lawsuit. It's been my experience that the first letter usually gets the property removed. Until he sees a letter from an attorney, he has nothing to fear, because he doesn't think you're serious.
No good deed goes unpunished, as they say.
Consult with an retain a good local real estate or UCC attorney. You have entered into a "gratuitous bailment" with your friend, and now have very specific duties under Florida Law. A gratuitous bailee is generally liable for loss of the property ONLY if the loss is caused by the bailee's gross negligence; but it is important to take the right steps to get rid of the property so as to avoid that liability (this is particularly true if the property is valuable).
Hope this helps.
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