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Old 11-23-2014, 06:32 AM
 
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Ok so I was in a battle with my landlord who wanted to evict me because of some crazy reasons. The Court gave me time. I found a place and moved some of my things in. As I was moving other stuff I slipped on the stairs. I still have things in the place and was told they are changing the love KS and I can't get my stuff. Is there any way or can they just toss my things? It's mostly big stuff the I need a truck for but I have to get out the hospital and they don't care.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Ok so I was in a battle with my landlord who wanted to evict me because of some crazy reasons. The Court gave me time. I found a place and moved some of my things in. As I was moving other stuff I slipped on the stairs. I still have things in the place and was told they are changing the love KS and I can't get my stuff. Is there any way or can they just toss my things? It's mostly big stuff the I need a truck for but I have to get out the hospital and they don't care.
Yes, they can, or sell them.

The court would have given you a date. Anything left past the court date is the property of the landlord.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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Not only that, they can and likely will charge a pretty hefty removal / disposal fee.
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY (Crown Heights/Weeksville)
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If you're now in a hospital, ask a nurse if you can talk by phone today (since it's Sunday) to the Social Work department on an emergency basis. Or have them come in first thing tomorrow morning.

Maybe that department can help you figure out how to hire a truck on your dime to go get the stuff tomorrow.
All hospital discharge planning paperwork (for when you leave) goes through a social worker, who consults with your doctors and medical team from your hospital stay. They can only discharge you to someplace they deem medically "safe" so your recovery can continue. If you can convince Social Work that the loss of furniture might delay your exit from the hospital ($), or impact your rehabilitation negatively once home (like, no bed or furniture to rest up), then maybe they'll help you rescue your stuff as part of "discharge planning."

It's a real stretch. Honestly, you'd be better off to get on the phone yourself to friends this evening, and have them arrange a truck for tomorrow morning.

I suppose you could also call the landlord and ask him, since I figure you're planning to sue him for when you fell on his steps, why he wants to make your damage claim sound even worse to a judge by moving your stuff out while you're in the hospital from that fall. He'll probably tell you you had ample time to get the stuff moved out before you fell. At that point, all you can do is ask him to be a human being and give you more time from the hospital bed.

You'll probably need a friend to round up some money as most movers won't work until they have money in hand before the move, and for good reason.

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Old 11-23-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Not only that, they can and likely will charge a pretty hefty removal / disposal fee.
Right, forgot about that.
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