A new law now clarifies that when a landlord evicts a tenant and has authorization to remove the belongings, they now must go to a bonded storage or warehouse location and can not be sent to the tenants new home - this is a huge plus for landlords that were paying to move their evicted tenants!
Chapter 393 of the Acts of 2010, clarifies what happens to a tenant's belongings during a residential eviction. Under the new law a tenants belongings must be re-located to a public warehouse, licensed and bonded pursuant to current state statute. It also requires that the facility be located within a twenty mile radius from where the personal property was removed. This closes a loophole exploited by tenants who have taken advantage of the ambiguity in the law to have their property moved to their new apartment. This new law provides much needed clarity to the eviction process.