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I am sorry you are experiencing this matter.
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1 - How long ago did she move out?
1 month and three days ago
Here is what I suggest you do
You write her a letter and you state that she has 30 days from the date of the letter to come and retrive her belongings. State that you will then dispose of them as you deem appropriate and that any costs associated with that disposal will be invoiced to her.
Now you do not have to charge her for the expense, if any - but you can put that if you want to and you can try to collect via a small claims lawsuit if you want/
Or you can sell her things at a yard sale after the 30 days has lasped
The letter must be mailed certified with a return receipt requested so you can see when she go the letter and start your 30 days from that date
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Thank you for the advice. Just one more quick question then I will give you a rave review. I am sure she will wait until the last possible minute to arrange to get her belongings if she wants them at all. If she decides she wants her belongings I am sure she will want everything that was purchased during our relationship whether she paid for it or not. If neither one of us has reciepts for items in question, who has legal right to ownership? In other words how are he said/she said disputes resolved with no proof of ownership?
Well, then it would have to be settled in court.
Therefore, I suggest that you itemize a list of her belongings in the letter.
Those will be the things she can collect. If she wants others she will have to sue you
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