Can I take possession of items that I purchased online and had delivered to my boyfriend and are at his house?

I live in georgia and I purchased equipment for my boyfriend to start a studio, with the condition that I be allowed to use it when I want and get a cut of the profits. It has been a month and he keeps finding excuses to not send me a contract stating this. I am uncomfortable with the situation. Can I get my stuff back? I bought it on amazon and had it delivered to him at an address he provided.

Asked on July 25, 2012 under Business Law, Georgia

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, you cannot legally go to your boyfriend's residence and take items located there that you claim are yours unless permission by him is given.

I suggest that if he will not sign the document you want signed per your agreement with him by a certain date that you send him a letter demanding the return of your property by a certain date. Keep a copy of the letter that you sent for future need and reference.

If you do not get the result you desire, legal action against him for the fair market value of the property would be your next option.

 


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