Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.No, you do not have to take it. Since you both agree that these are your things and not hers, she is not entitled to simply keep it and then threaten you with the police. What you can do if you choose is take her to small claims court for 'replevin', or the return of your personal property, or the value of the property if she refuses to return it. If you prevail, you can then petition the courts to garnish her wages until the amount is returned to you (plus the cost of the garnishment, interest on debt, and court costs), or pursue a bank levy against her accounts until you are able to obtain your judgment from her. If your roommate is acting like a bully, you may want consider resorting to your legal options, as that is a legitimate option that you can pursue.Good luck.
Another question is if I have just a receipt from IKEA and didn't have any agreement that I lived there can I really prove that I've been living there for a month and this is actually my furniture?
Thank you for your follow-up, Marat.If you have a receipt showing that you purchased the furniture, and you are filing suit against her, then she has a duty to disprove your statement. Even if you did not have an agreement, if you can prove that you resided there (you have letters with your name and that mailing address), then you can at least show that you belonged in that location. While you would carry the burden of proving that the items were there, the items were yours, and you were a resident who did not gift the items to her, if she fails to respond (or if she outright fails to appear), then you prevail.Good luck.
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