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Posted - 31 October 2011 :  14:36:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've posted on the new questions part but I also need to ask something else... My partner is the landlord of a property, with 2 tenants and me living in it. This is going to sound really stupid but how do they know who's stuff is whose?
Like in our bedroom for eg, I know it's only little things but I have A LOT of stuff! A few antique bits of jewelery and a jewelery box... I'm pretty sure they could GUESS those things do not belong to my boyfriend but still. There's loads of stuff! And all the kitchen utensils/ accessories like coffee makers etc, they belong to everyone. As in, one tenant may have bought item A, tenant 2 owns item B etc etc, but they're all stored together, and none of us have got reciepts! How on earth do we/ the bailiffs get around that one!!
Cheers in advance

Richard P
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Posted - 31 October 2011 :  14:55:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
possession is 9/10 of the law

they will seize and say it is upto you to proove. thye tend not to go to private rooms but again you will have to show possession ownership (tenancy agreement is good)

has partner sought advice ?

baliffs are the end of a long line of actions and non actions, these can be avoided.

Good Luck Richard,
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Posted - 10 January 2014 :  19:29:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The simple answer is.....
DO NOT LET THEM IN! Unless they have a Warrant from the Court granting POSESSION they simply cannot force entry. Even if there is a police officer there, they would only be there to prevent a breach of the peace. The only people who can force entry into your domestic property are the following... Police, Customs, Gas and Electricity officials (in an emergency) and NO-ONE ELSE! Tell them to Foxtrot Oscar! Do not be fooled into letting them in for any reason because once in they can do what they like also do not leave open any windows cause they can legally climb in.

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Posted - 11 January 2014 :  09:21:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is an old thread so hopefully Gregory has been sorted.

Just to add that if you have a door or window open anywhere then bailiffs can enter without permission.

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