Hypothetical Scenario: A 19 year old "friend of a friend of a friend" type situation that someone was trying to help out. He was living in a rundown trailer a few towns away so a nice family said he could stay with them for a bit and they'd help him get established in the nice family's town.
After a few weeks he got a job at Walmart. Two days before he was supposed to start he just left the nice family. He moved in with someone else about a hundred miles away. He left all his stuff at the nice family's house, which just consists of a few boxes and some motorcycle parts. It would all fit in a truck.
The Nice Family offered to bring the stuff to him but he said he wouldn't help unload it.
The nice family is being told that they must go through the eviction process. I know questions like this confirm, possibly, but is the nice family's situation different?
Can the nice family tell the 19 year-old that all his stuff is in their barn and he has 30 days to come get it? If he doesn't, they will sell it and keep the money? (While the 19 year-old was with the nice family, they paid hundreds of dollars for things like getting his car out of impound, not to mention food and other stuff.)
Thoughts? Other info needed?
I tagged this landlord even though I feel like they did not have a "tenant-landlord relationship", legally or otherwise.