The Shambley Group
I would add that you should FIRST assess the value of the lost properties. You will find it important in determining if small claims court is sufficient for your issue.
There should be an inventory list of the contents of the furnished condo. This will prove essential.
Reveiw the property management agreement you have in place with the real estate agent. How is home furnishing addressed and what is stated as the extent of the agent or brokers responsibility.
Now you have sufficient information to make a responsible decision.
I would think, as Irina suggested, that your stuff is stashed someplace safe. However, you should exercise great restraint before taking action that can not be retracted.
The LAW you ask about will be contained in the contracts you signed and applied via the interpretation of an attorney. We have no access to these documents therefore can not determine who, what, when, why or where regarding your situation.
We all, however, cringe, knowing you feel betrayed and need to be made whole.
I wish you the very best outcome.
I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
Before you file a police report, go to your insurance company, or hire a real estate attorney,
have you tried to recover your belongings (maybe they are stored somewhere and are waiting for you - like in a self-storage or storage bin in the condominium).
I suggest to first speak with your real estate agent and her/his broker.
They might have solutions to your problems - or alternative law suite on their hands...
I'd also get the info on what happened from the tenant - asking them where the furniture/personal belongings went. This won't cost you anything...
If your stuff is impossible to recover, file the police report, go to your insurance company and see a good real estate attorney. Hopefully, you have the pictures or videos that can proof what was in the apartment (your tenant was supposed to sign an inventory list also).
Best of luck!
Beachfront Realty, Inc.