Yes, but only if you abandon the unit. Under state law, you have abandoned the place only if both of these are true:
- You have fallen behind on rent.
- You have told your landlord, in words, actions or writing that you are moving out.
* It is illegal for your landlord to put in the rental agreement that they can take your property.
If your landlord takes your things, contact the landlord in writing. Keep a copy of your letter. If you do not get your things back that way, you can take your landlord to court to force them to give your things back. The judge can award you up to $500 for each day your landlord kept your things, up to $5,000.