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17 Apr 12 #324518 by TEIN
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In terms of the possessions in our joint tenant property, I''ve been told that there is a law that indicates for non married couples the possessions within the house belong to the person who paid for them. This is apparently still the case even if they were paid for on a joint account as it then depends on whose specific card was used.

If this is the case and I bought approx 90% of our house contents, is there anything to stop me selling these items on, or simply removing them from the house as a job lot?

And if I were to remove these items obviously my lying multiple cheating ex would not be pleased but legally would she have a leg to stand on? Am I right to assume not, as long as I could prove they were paid for by me?

I assume her sol would argue they were bought for the family and therefore are the families possessions and thus should be split equally?

If anyone knows the specific part of the Law it might be helpful if you could answer this as well as the above queries pls?

Thanks Wiki''s

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17 Apr 12 #324590 by Hereshopin
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Don''t know the full answer to your question as there isn''t a correct answer really. I can tell you the definition of theft though. A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates (takes) property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it (never going to give it back). You cannot steal your own property. That''s a fact. However, it''s not just your property if you jointly own it with somebody else. The test would be the dishonesty bit. I would tread carefully. If you act honestly then you can''t be criticised.

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24 Apr 12 #326323 by TEIN
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Thanks hereshoping, hopefully someone else may be able to help further as I suspect she will be claiing round any day now thinking of doing the same thing while I''m out at work.

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