Re: Abandoned Motorcycle in Texas
how do you get the motorcycle is abandoned on your property? As long as the tenant remains, it is considered, for situations such as this, as his property. Once the current tenant leaves, then you can consider it abandoned and deal with it. As it stands now, your tenant is who controls the disposition of the motorcycle and actually who is liable to the owner.
the current tenant also has no right to sell a motorcycle that isn't his. It's kind of a crime.
so, what the current tenant can do now or you no less than 48 hours after the tenant vacates the premises is contact the local police who will follow this law:
§ 683.011. AUTHORITY TO TAKE ABANDONED MOTOR VEHICLE INTO CUSTODY. (a) A law enforcement agency may take into custody an abandoned motor vehicle, watercraft, or outboard motor found on public or private property. (b) A law enforcement agency may use agency personnel, equipment, and facilities or contract for other personnel, equipment, and facilities to remove, preserve, store, send notice regarding, and dispose of an abandoned motor vehicle, watercraft, or outboard motor taken into custody by the agency under this subchapter.Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 737, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.