Bava Metzia 26 - Objects Lost in a Rental House (Finds)

If one is in the habit of renting his house to others and finds lost objects there, they belong to him.  

Typically, they should be returned to the last renter, but here we are dealing with a case of three people renting together. If one of them lost coins and can't find them, he despairs of getting them back. He thinks of the other two: "They probably took the coins and intend to keep them. But if I confront one, he can tell me it was the other, and I can't make him take an oath." Thus, the finder can keep them.

Art: A Chelsea Interior by Robert Scott Tait

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