(a) When personalty in or on the common elements of a project has been abandoned,
the board may sell the personalty in a commercially reasonable manner, store the personalty
at the expense of its owner, donate the personalty to a charitable organization, or
otherwise dispose of the personalty in its sole discretion; provided that:
(1) If the identity and address of the owner are known, no sale, storage, donation,
or other disposal shall occur until thirty days after the board notifies the owner
in writing of:
(A) The identity and location of the personalty; and
(B) The board's intent to so sell, store, donate, or dispose of the personalty.
Notification shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner's
address as shown by the records of the association or to an address designated by
the owner for the purpose of notification or, if neither of these is available, to
the owner's last known address, if any; or
(2) If the identity or address of the owner is unknown, the board may proceed directly
to sell, store, donate, or otherwise dispose of the personalty.
(b) The proceeds of any sale or disposition of personalty under subsection (a)(1),
after deduction of any accrued costs of mailing, storage, and sale, shall be held
for the owner for thirty days. Any proceeds not claimed within this period shall become the property of the association. The proceeds of any sale or disposition of personalty under subsection (a)(2) shall
immediately become the property of the association.
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