If it is as payment for the vandals, you'd probably be better off with just money. If it is on top of that you will probably want to do a lot more research into the law and even talk with an attorney for a few minutes if necessary to make sure you are clear on how abandonment works.
Thanks Arron, yeh I’m no lawyer but decently acquainted with NC landlord law. And strangely, it isn’t really clear what to do regarding property over the value of $500.
Trying to avoid a lawyer as it’s really not worth too much time/money investment (imho).
My friend the landlord, paid $500 and the boat to cover van repair, and stolen tools (all about $900)