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I am in a situation where I am unsure. I have recently split

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Hi I am in a situation where I am unsure. I have recently split from my fiancée and she has moved out. While we were together her mother gave us a tumble dryer that she had been given by someone else. At the time of the split I offered my ex the opportunity to divide up the contents of the house but she declined, telling me to keep it all and sell it. I started to do this and the tumble dryer went first. I am now getting g threatening messages saying that I have committed theft from her mother. Is there a case to answer and would the police really be interested? The item was in my possession and I sold it in good faith. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Did her mother ever say that she wanted the item returned?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi Clare.

No there was no mention of her wanting it back until now. Things deteriorated quickly and now she is claiming she lent it to her daughter rather than letting us have it as a couple.

Thanks

Ian

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
How much did you receive for the Tumble Dryer?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi

£50

Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
There has been no theft and the police would not be interested in it
You understood that it was a gift to you both and since it is no longer required you have disposed of it.
At worst the money is owed to your ex's mother - although even that is doubtful
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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