Bought ex out, now wants furniture

So after a difficult road of buying my ex out which all completed last week, he has now said that he wants several items of furniture and will be picking them up when he picks up the rest of his things.

Due to his working circumstances, I gave him permission to collect the remainder of his things at a later date - already taken two car loads.

Has now said that he will be taking certain items from the house when he picks up the last of his things. Not giving him access to the house, everything will be in the garage and I’m having a witness with me, but just to confirm my sanity… he has no right to any items in the house now as I bought his share house and he received his payment?

I don’t know if he is entirely serious as he is very emotionally and verbally abusive so may just be a threat to get to me… which it has!
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  • Unless your agreement was for the house and contents then he has a right to his share of the contents, presumable he contributed to the purchase costs.
  • RobM99
    RobM99 Posts: 2,515 Forumite
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    He should buy them at 50% value in my view.
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  • Unless your agreement was for the house and contents then he has a right to his share of the contents, presumable he contributed to the purchase costs.
    Even after I’ve already bought him out? What’s stopping him coming back in a year demanding other items?
  • GrumpyDil
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    When you bought him out exactly what was included in that agreement? Normally people are talking about a house/flat etc which doesn't automatically include contents.

    Difficult though it may be I think you need to have a discussion about this unless the contents were specifically included in the agreement if only to close it all down. 
  • silvercar
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    Sounds like you bought him out of the property and the contents are still under discussion as to what is his personal possessions and what is yours.

    How accommodating you want to be is up to you. You could refuse all requests and tell him to sue you in court if he wants to. Or you could try and reach agreement.
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  • *pinkie* said:
    Unless your agreement was for the house and contents then he has a right to his share of the contents, presumable he contributed to the purchase costs.
    Even after I’ve already bought him out? What’s stopping him coming back in a year demanding other items?
    What exactly was your agreement? If it was just buying out his equity in the house then he is also entitled to his share of the contents that you purchased together. If you included an amount for the contents then he is entitled to none of it.
  • Contents were verbally discussed but I know he’s using as a way to clutch on and previously told me he didn’t want any furniture. He has no receipts for the items in question.
    Has caused £300-£400 in damage to the house while we were splitting which I haven’t pursued but might try to use a negotiation.
    Whether he turns up with a van or not will show me what his mind set is… based on past history he says things to try hurt me and then changes his mind
  • RobM99
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    Hide the receipts!
    Now not a gainfully employed bassist.
  • *pinkie* said:
    Unless your agreement was for the house and contents then he has a right to his share of the contents, presumable he contributed to the purchase costs.
    Even after I’ve already bought him out? What’s stopping him coming back in a year demanding other items?
    What exactly was your agreement? If it was just buying out his equity in the house then he is also entitled to his share of the contents that you purchased together. If you included an amount for the contents then he is entitled to none of it.
    Even if we weren’t married? Contents weren’t included in any paperwork, was a straight transfer off the deeds.
  • RobM99
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    *pinkie* said:
    *pinkie* said:
    Unless your agreement was for the house and contents then he has a right to his share of the contents, presumable he contributed to the purchase costs.
    Even after I’ve already bought him out? What’s stopping him coming back in a year demanding other items?
    What exactly was your agreement? If it was just buying out his equity in the house then he is also entitled to his share of the contents that you purchased together. If you included an amount for the contents then he is entitled to none of it.
    Even if we weren’t married? Contents weren’t included in any paperwork, was a straight transfer off the deeds.
    Would you write contents off if the situation was reversed though?
    Now not a gainfully employed bassist.
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