My girlfriend broke up with me about 8 months ago, we lived together and had been together for quite a while, when we broke up I just took my clothes and we talked and agreed on what was mine that I brought into the house from before the relationship that I could pick up and also we split what we bought together whilst in the relationship.
Ive managed to get some of the items back (baring in mind I did want to leave it some time before rushing to see her just to make things easier on me) but now she is refusing to give me back my possessions some of which are of great sentiment to me, I don't want to pester her, but I have made her aware that I have proof of ownership (receipts etc) and that she can't keep them. Not sure who to contact on this one but any help would be really appreciated.
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You have 3 choices:
1) Contact her one last time to arrange a time to get the last of the items. Let her know that this will be the last time you will be reaching out to collect these items.
2) If she doesn't respond to the call, contact your local police department and ask for a Desk Sergeant. Tell him you need a uniformed officer to accompany you to a residence to pick up personal possessions. Bring your receipts to the station. Let them know you reached out to her and she refused to cooperate. This is your last attempt to avoid civil litigation.
3) If the police say it's a "civil matter" then they may not assist. Then, I'd file a legal claim in small claims court in your jurisdiction. You will have to appear before a judge and ask for a court to rule in your favor for the return of the items. The court will assign a day for you to go to the residence to reclaim your property. If she doesn't have the items or fails to let you get the items, she will have to pay to replace them or face jail time.1