Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practicing lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.
May I confirm you are over the age of 18 please?
What sorts of belongings do you have? e.g. is it just clothes personal items or more substantive items as well such as TV bike etc?
Thank you. Finally did your mother give you any notice in writing before she forced you to leave? Did you pay her any rent?
Thanks. The position in law is that your mother has become an involuntary or voluntary bailee in respect of your things under the Torrts (Interference with Goods) Act and as such has a duty to keep them safe and to return them to you at a reasonably mutually agreeable time and place. If she fails in this duty either to not keep the goods safe or fails to return them as above she is in breach of her obligation under the Act and exposes herself to potential damages
In addition your mother is required to give you reasonable written notice to leave which should be the greater of 28 days, one rent period (e.g. one month if you pay rent monthly) or any longer period provided for in any written lodgers agreement you may have had. If she failed to do so she may be guilty of a criminal offence under the Protection Against Eviction Act and liable to you for damages. The local authority's housing officer may be able to assist you if you wished to pursue this aspect.
You may consider serving notice on her that you require the items (listing them) to be made available to you within say 5 days proposing some times you can collect them personally or through third parties failing which you will consider suing for their return or damages in liew thereof. You may also wish to advise that you will consider suing for damages for unlawful eviction as above as well.
If you are forced to proceed to litigation, you can apply for a court order using form N244 asking that the goods are returned to you or damages in the sum of £[their replacement value] awarded in lieu together if you wish with damages for unlawful eviction as above.
She cannot keep up her behavious for any period. She must swiftly arrange to return the items to you as above.
I would be happy to prepare a precedent you can use to serve the above notice on her if you would like.
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