Is tenant guilty of theft by taking?

I own one rental property. On a part of my lease agreement, it says "grill, lawn mower, and trash service included in said agreement". My former tenant took it to mean that I was giving him the grill and lawn mower to have as his to take with him after moving out.

Asked almost 7 years ago in Macon, Georgia
Categories: Landlord-Tenant

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Antonio Gimbernat

Answer by Antonio Gimbernat

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Aloha, I will suggest you File a Police Report, & if you can, deduct the amount from the Tenant's Rent or File a Home Owners Insurance Claim if Theft is Covered. You can also take the Tenant to Small Claims Court which will Cost you about $75 (Approximately $25 to File with the Court & $50 to hire a Court Appointed Process Server, to Serve the Summons) Best of Luck with this inconvenient hassle.

Posted almost 7 years ago

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