Indiana Code Title 32. Property § 32-31-5-5

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.


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