What to do if your tenant dies?

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I recently had a tenant pass away due to a car accident, I'm not sure about what family he has as he didn't list anyone as an emergency contact in his application.  What do I do now? 

If you don't know the legal procedure in your state, contact an attorney.

The process may goes something like this, depending on state laws: The will, if he has one will determine what happens to his belongings.  If no will, in my state, the belongings go to the children first, then if no children, other relatives.  Also, in my state, if no will or family, the person died intestate and his belongings would go to the state.

I can't stress enough how important emergency contacts are.  You are going to have to track down his family, being somewhat of a PI.