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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Can you prove ownership of the items in any way?
Verbally yes - via mum who was there. He cant - it was paid acsh from our joint monies
He also gave me a birthday card saying he hoped i liked it.
I am here but i dont know what to next to correspond with you?
Hi, sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. If the furniture was given to you as a gift, then legally you would be its owner and your partner would not have been able to give it away without your consent. However, this is not a criminal issue, rather a civil one so if you wanted to take the matter further you would need to go through the small claims court where you would most likely be looking for compensation for the value of the furniture. You must pursue your ex partner and not the person who now has the furniture. You do not actually need a lawyer to do this and can make the claim yourself, keeping any costs to a minimum.
As legal action should always be seen as a last resort, there are certain actions that should be taken initially to try and resolve this matter informally and without having to involve the courts. It is 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.
Hope this clarifies your position? If you could please let me know that would be great, thank you
you are welcome, all the best
Ben, thank you for your help and swift respnse. Iam really happy but I have not been able to leave you an ex response as the site says I am still awaiting a reply - Sorry. If you know a way around this then please let me know
sorry it should be working, I have enabled the option,maybe there was a delay in registering that, if you could try again please that would be great, thanks