View Full Version : Renting out space for a safe

Scarecrow Repair
04-20-2008, 4:09 PM
I have a friend's safe in my basement. I don't know (and don't want to know) the combination. The recent thread on the DEA raid got me to wondering about the legality of protecting his safe from me and/or me from his safe. In particular, if the cops pull a raid on me, can the search warrant include his safe? Or if they decide to raid him and get wind of the safe, will it being in my basement have any affect on me?

Since the agreement with him is strictly oral, will that contribute to the messiness of things? If we made up a $1/year rental agreement, would that help insulate us from each other?

I have plenty of trust in this friend, I don't expect any problems either way, but the recent DEA raid thread got me to wondering.

Let me emphasize that I am not talking about space inside the safe, only the floor space to put the safe, and reasonable 24 hour access to the basement for access to the safe.