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Hello and thanks for asking for me again
Sadly you dont know if there is outstanding finance, there is no central register
I know this is a hard one, but the law says you can not sell something which you do not have full title to
If you sold furniture which has finance then you do not have title. The finance company does
But there is no public register of who has finance on what
All I can suggest is that you keep the money in a separate account for some time just in case.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Could I be prosecuted by either the lapsed tenant or the finance company for selling these, i.e. Am I legally or morally bound to keep this furniture and pay for its storage to get it out of my property?
or can I keep it there and allow a new tenant to use it?
I am looking for a way forward to avoid going bankrupt through no fault of mine.