How long is the motel responsible to store personal property?
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON -- My family paid for a weeks stay at Motel 6, in Vancouver, WA., my 14 yr. old Son, my elderly, disabled mother (69), my 24 yr. old daughter, and my 1 1/2 yr. old granddaughter, and myself (49 and disabled). I had to keep a doctors appt. in California the day before our week was up. When my mother went down to pay for another week, she was told that they would no longer rent to us, but could not explain why! This made no sense, as we had caused no trouble during our stay. We had a lot of our personal property with us as we were waiting to move into a rental that was not yet ready. They gave my family no time at all! They took what they could carry as we had no car, and moved to a motel down the street. Motel 6 agreed to store our property until we could retrieve it.
The next morning, my family was asked to leave the Extended Stay Motel they were registered at because an employee of Motel 6 had called around and told the surrounding Motels that they should not rent to us! I would like to see proof of any wrongdoing on our part!
We left for California, disgusted by Vancouvers inhospitality...
I called Motel 6 EVERY WEEK, to check on our belongings, which they assured us were fine. But approximately 33 days after we left, I called to find that they had "supposedly", donated our things to Goodwill!!
This included the majority of our clothes, artwork, a 40 inch flat screen TV and my entire business stock! I had a Jewelery Design company and am a graphic artist...they gave away THOUSANDS of dollars of inventory and seven years of my life..!
Is there a time limit on their keeping my property? They never notified us and have no remorse over the destruction of my families belongings.
I hope to take them straight to court!