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ExP stuff malingering in loft and garage

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TheNextMrsBuble Thu 16-Jun-11 10:49:06

I threw ExP out of my house a year ago when DS was 2 mo, for various reasons including his vile temper, excessive drinking and kicking of my dog. He has seen DS once since February this year.

I have repeatedly asked him to come and collect all his stuff that is malingering in my loft and garage. I've said that I'm getting fed up of asking him to collect it after a year and that I'll take it to the tip if he doesn't by the end of June. His charming text reply was "Touch my stuff and i'll destroy you and everything you have". Still he won't commit to a date and time to clear it. He knows I work full-time and cannot be there in the daytime to supervise him clearing it - I changed the locks and am certainly not letting him in when I am not there.

He's in the Armed Forces and doesn't have his own house and lives in the Sgts Mess so I am unable to deliver it to his doorstep myself.

Does anyone know where I stand legally on getting rid of his stuff. It's been a year and I'm sick of asking him and the agro.


Collaborate Thu 16-Jun-11 11:36:09

This is covered by the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. Just google it. There is a particular procedure you have to go through before you can sell it.

TheNextMrsBuble Thu 16-Jun-11 12:24:40

Thanks Collaborate. Have Googled and although I'm not stupid I really don't understand a word of the Act. Also, I'm not wanting to sell his stuff, just dispose/dump it.

What do I need to do, in plain English, to get rid of his stuff? It's at least a car-load of some quite heavy stuff, old computer, furniture, cds, dvds, suitcases full of old uniforms.

Collaborate Thu 16-Jun-11 12:38:25

It's s12 of the act. You are the bailee, he is the bailor.

TheNextMrsBuble Thu 16-Jun-11 13:51:03

Thanks again for the advice, I really appreciate it. Thankfully I do have an address and so I guess I need to send a registered letter giving him yet another 3 months to arrange collections, just to cover my backside! Already sent him numerous texts and emails about collecting his stuff but I don't think these are official enough.

TheNextMrsBuble Thu 16-Jun-11 13:58:11

Sorry, me again! Would the following be suitable wording for the letter?

In accordance with the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977, Section 12 Uncollected Goods, I hereby give you three months notice from the date of this letter of my intention to dispose of your belongings that are stored in my loft and garage if you do not collect them within this period.

Collaborate Thu 16-Jun-11 16:01:00

Look at part 1 of schedule 1. Sorry to be brief - busy at work.

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