Disposing of Tenant Property After Lawful Eviction Isn't Conversion

What Happened: When the tenant and surety didn’t show up for the eviction proceeding, the court awarded the landlord default judgment. The landlord then sent the tenant and surety notice to collect their personal property and disposed of the stuff when they didn’t respond after seven days. Only then did the tenant and surety reemerge to sue the landlord for conversion—that is, taking unlawful possession of their property.  

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