I recently inherited some goods from a friend that met an early demise. Some of the goods are in a warehouse that he forgot to send me before he passed away. How long before that warehouse becomes NPC owned, and will access open up at that point, allowing me to get my goods? Thanks in advance for any help with this! Cheers!
As far as I'm aware facilities go to the NPC market just like regular entities. In that case it's between 7 and 21 days since the death that they'll pop up there. If no one buys it it'll go to NPC owned but I believe at that point it keeps the open status it was in prior to going NPC.
That's if he died. If he just went inactive and sent you stuff, then his warehouse will remain owned by him until his character is found and killed. Also, as Var pointed out, crewlist access etc will remain the same up until someone else gets it and changes it if it does go to the NPC market.