Death of a Resident - Landlord Owns Home

Phil Querin Q&A: Death of Tenant in Community Owned Home Disposal of Personal Property

 

Question: I have a question regarding a resident’s death in our community where the only thing he left was his personal belongings and cars on the space. The landlord owned the home and had been subleasing to the resident. After he passed away, his foster brothers were notified, and they have gone through the home, and presumably took what they wanted. There is no will.  What does the landlord do at this point?  How would this be different if the resident owned the home?