Former roommate first disappeared 2/2019 leaving behind a few things (inc a safe.) He showed up 6 months later 9/1/2019, paid $300 rent then disappeared again. His cell phones in both cases were disconnected & I have no other known address to locate or notify him. I'm tired of dealing w/ this situation & its holding me up from renting the room again.
Can I consider this property abandoned & have the safe opened?
Since you decided to play landlord renting rooms where you live - you NOW get to be treated like the business operator in a highly regulated area of law you put your self into. You will need to retain a real estate lawyer to handle this issue properly so you can avoid the "room mate" lawyering up and suing YOU for violating his rights under Fla. Stat. 83 if you dispose of his property improperly or effect a constructive eviction under Fla. Stat. 83.67. In the future you need to rethink playing landlord with the property you reside at unless you are prepared to deal with the legalities of that decision.
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