Tenant breaks lease/what to do with belongings
Landlording in NY. I have a tenant breaking lease. She gave me a 21 day notice. She is claiming landlord neglect, which is easily disproved with my records of work on the house, so that is really a non-issues. She gave written notice that she would be out by March 30th. The place is a mess. She isn't staying there anymore, but has maybe 1/4 of her belongings still there. I have been showing the apartment so that I can rent it again and hope to have it rented for April 1st. I sent her an email asking her to turn in her keys by March 31st and to have all of her belongings out by then, or I would have them outside for her. Mind you, she never paid rent for March, and also did not finish paying her security deposit. She gave a partial payment, didn't finish paying. She is telling me it is illegal to remove her belongings. I thought that since she gave notice that she would be out by the 30th (in writing) that by the 31st I could remove remaining belongings. Any experience to weigh in?