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Harris, Law Specialist
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Experience:  Family Law - Specialist in Divorce, Financial Relief and Children Matters
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I will attempt to make this as succinct as possible. My ex-partner

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and I moved to her Spanish apartment in 2006 from my rented house in the UK. She also owned a house in the UK. My possessions were split in two, the ones I wanted with me taken to Spain, the remainder stored at her UK home. We split up in 2009 and in 2012 her apartment in Spain was repossessed. I flew over and arranged and paid for all the furniture ect to be placed in storage in Spain and have been paying for that ever since. Equally, sometime in 2013/14 her UK home was repossessed along with all of my stored belongings with it. She made no attempt to contact me in order for me to decide what to do with it all. I am proposing now to move to a bigger home where I can finally arrange for the Spanish possessions, hers and mine, to be brought over here. In the light of how she totally disregarded my potential wishes in 'saving' my UK stored possessions, I feel that I should keep those currently in storage abroad, but how do I stand legally?
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Hi, thanks for your question. Please can you confirm if you are/were married to your ex-partner. Also, who owns the belongings that are in storage and that you wish to keep for yourself? Who paid for them?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago.
No we were never married. Some of the items in storage belong to her, others belong to me.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago.
I wish to keep all of it, the reasons given in my initial description to you
Thanks for confirming. The belongings that you own are yours and you are free to do what you wish with them. However, her belongings are still legally hers and you will need to contact her formally (eg. by letter or email) and provide her with reasonable notice to take her belongings back. You should also inform her that you have been keeping them safe for her in storage and what the cost for this has been to you and that you are entitled to be compensated for this. You should also inform her that you intend to take possession of her belongings in lieu of payments to store them if she does not contact you within a reasonable time. Legally the belongings will remain hers, but you could use the fact that you have been funding the storage to support your case to be compensated. If you found my information provided helpful please could you rate my response positively as I will not be credited for my response without a positive rating.