The following question was presented to the Dayan, Rabbi Shmuel Honigwachs.
I recently had some repairs done on my roof. I hired a local handyman with somewhat informal business operations for the job. About a month after the job was completed, I found a ladder that wasn’t mine lying in the grass in my backyard. Ideally, I’d like to return it to the owner – presumably, the handyman or one of his workers. But after numerous futile attempts to reach the guy and with the ladder continuing to clutter my lawn for a few weeks now, my patience is wearing thin. What are my options?
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To see week 1 question and answer, Can I Keep My Friends Injury Compensation For Myself, click here.
To see week 2 question and answer, Must We Pay For The Wedding Gown That We’Ve Decided Not To Use, click here.