What to do with deceased tenant's possessions

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Q: Our tenant passed away and left us with a house full of personal belongings. What are our legal obligations regarding all of this property? –Mary R.

A: The tenant’s personal belongings should be given only to someone with legal authority. Just who that person is depends on the size of your tenant’s estate and whether he left a will or other estate planning document. Here are the options: