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Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
What do you hope to achieve in this situation?
My resources to be returned as soon as possible
What resources are these specifically?
it was pre-school so mainly toys but some papers and games to do with special needs
And there was never an agreement or understanding that these were gifts to the employer, they were always considered yours?
they were never a gift but there had to be no agreement as the staff all knew they were mine
What is the total value of the items?
to buy them new would cost about £500
If someone is holding items that belong to you, you cannot physically force them to return them and if that is the case you may have to consider making a claim against them to seek compensation for their value.
It is generally recommended that the process follows these steps:
Whatever correspondence is sent, it is always advisable to keep copies and use recorded delivery so that there is proof of delivery and a paper trail. The court may need to refer to these if it gets that far.
I have the copy of the letters and email the letter was sent recorded delivery with today being the date I have not given them a price just that i want my resources returned.
you do not have to give them a price but I suggest you send one last letter, where you clearly state that legal action will be the next step and then also estimate the value of the claim you eill be making
i did say that as well sorry, will the courts need all financial evidence as some i purchased from a friend although she has written a list of the items i had
they will need some proof, because otherwise you can decide to add anything you want and claim it was left there
to be honest i have only asked for some of my resources the ones that are useful for me in my new job i just feel why should i have to pay out when i have done so already and if they have the letter from my friend saying what i had what more do they want
if it goes to court how much will it cost me
let's say for a £500 claim it would be a £35 claim fee and a £55 hearing fee but you can claim those back if you win
what if i dont do i have to pay their fees
no, you don't pay their fees, each party meets its own costs
ok thanks for the advice
you are most welcome, all the best