A tenant leaves town for an extended amount of time (2+ months) without informing the landlord or paying the rent. The owner of the property follows the correct legal procedure in trying to contact the tenant, posting an abandonment notice, storing the property and re-renting the home out. 3 months after everything is said and done the owner receives a frantic phone call from their current tenant stating that the police are there as well as the previous tenant.
The tenant had returned from a 4 month sebatical oversees to find the home that he thought would be waiting for him has been re-rented. His property, not only has been moved out, but has been sold at a garage sale for rent owed.