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Hello, First off, I didn't realise that forums like this existed and have already found some great discussions! I am a relative newbie to all of this, so thanks in advance for the help/tips. I have been storing some belongings for a friend for several months now in my home. They have remained in bags in my living room and there are around 6-7 blacksacks of goods there. Due to unfortunate circumstances our friendship has ended, however I still have the items in my house. I am attempting to get the chap to come and collect the items, however he is being suprisingly unwilling to claim them. We only ever had a verbal agreement that he can store the items in my home, as friends would. I am in email contact with this guy (has no fixed address) and have provided him with an inventory of all the items he has left. I have come across the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 which appears helpful for this type of situation. However, there are clear rules within this tort that relate to getting rid of the items as long as there is no dispute. Now that there is a dispute I am slightly lost as to what to do. The house will be put up for sale ASAP and I expect to be gone within the next few months ... I do not what to spend any money on moving his gear with me and I wish to cut all ties with him. FYI there are a few of his belongings which are worth a considerable amount of money. He has advised that he does not want his items disposed of (naturally). Last week he said that he would not collect any of the items unless he also recieves 3 items which we had a shared interest in. I replied to this and advised that I am willing to relinquish any interest I have in the shared items and he can take them aswell (these cost me around £300, however I am happy to give them to him to get him out). Now he's come back again and said he will not collect any of the items as there are some missing from the inventory. I am confident that this is not true, and perhaps a hope to keep the items in my home free of charge (as he has no fixed address). He was never a lodger in my home and we had no formal agreement for storage of these items. It was simply a favour I offered him at the time. Please can anyone help with some guidance/advice on how I can handle this situation as the Tort stipulates the rules for selling/disposing of items only where there is no dispute. Many thanks
Greetings, I wonder of one or other of you knowledgeable persons could help by throwing some light on our situation. We were advised by Santander on Friday that they had accepted and had started processing our Section 75 Claim which we made in respect of a hot tub that we purchased some few months back. Since the claim started, we have had no contact from the retailer. The problem arises as there now appears to be a difference in opinion between Santander (credit card issuer) and our home insurance company's legal department. On the one hand Santander are advising that title to the hot tub remains with us after completion of the payment from them to us, whilst the legal dept. over at Direct Line (home insurer's legal cover department) are advising that we are subject to the Torts Act, sections 12 & 13. How do I find out which guidance is correct . .. although I would suspect the the guys n gals over at Direct Line might be favourites here ?? Many thanks
We are already in Court and the hearing few days away. We need some urgent direction and ideas. The Bailiff wrote that Eviction was due on 2 August. We tried to get the Eviction notice suspended but to no avail. When we got back home the landlord said the property has been handed over to them by the Bailiff. That the premises has been boarded all through and any attempt for us to try and get close will be a police case. We kindly asked to collect out belongings same day as we quickly negotiated a storage facility and got Removan Vans to the premise but was not allowed that we must only come on appointment. After series of talking we were told to come back the following day 3 August to collect the belongings. The following day we were told our belongings were no longer in our "former" home and directed us to a dirty looking store. The problem is that more than half of our belongings were not there. We asked to be allowed to collect the rest from our former home as we believe that about half of the belongings must still be in the home. We were then escorted to the former home and when they open it we all found that about half of the belongings were still there. We were then ordered to leave and asked to write officially. We accepted and left to make the official request immediately since the Removan Vans were outside. We were surprised when we were told all the belongings were already given to us. This could not be true as we weren't dreaming when we went into the home and saw about half of the items still in there. After series of plea we decided to go to court as they insisted they have given us all our belongings. The hearing is now a matter of days. Are there any laws to protect us during the hearing as the landlord appeared to have instructed a firm of Solicitors and an experienced City Advocate. Are there specific way we could comport ourselves before the judge for us to be treated equally? Thanks in lieu.