2020 Indiana Code
Title 32. Property
Article 31. Landlord-Tenant Relations
Chapter 5. Rental Agreements; Right of Access
32-31-5-5. Tenant's Personal Property

Universal Citation: IN Code § 32-31-5-5 (2020)

Sec. 5. (a) Except as provided in IC 16-41-27-29, IC 32-31-3, or IC 32-31-4, a landlord may not:

(1) take possession of;

(2) remove from a tenant's dwelling unit;

(3) deny a tenant access to; or

(4) dispose of;

a tenant's personal property in order to enforce an obligation of the tenant to the landlord under a rental agreement.

(b) The landlord and tenant may agree in a writing separate from the rental agreement that the landlord may hold property voluntarily tendered by the tenant as security in exchange for forbearance from an action to evict.

[Pre-2002 Recodification Citation: 32-7-8-6.]

As added by P.L.2-2002, SEC.16.

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