My mom has lived with her boyfriend for about a year. They got into some sort of argument and she decided to move out. Within the week she found a new place and went to pick up her things, when he refused to give her my grandmother's heirloom fine jewelry. My mom called the police who said they couldnt get involved in a civil matter. He claimed that they made an agreement that he could keep it if she moved out (not true).
He has also claimed that he will be suing her for rent backpay that he didn't ask for until now. The home they were living in together is actually in it's own limbo as it was owned by his father who recently passed away. They were the only 2 living there.
No lease, no rent. He was getting consideration for her living there, I'd bet, including groceries, etc. But really, bottom line is: No lease, no rent.
Also, she could get a court order allowing her to enter the house and get her stuff.
She could hire an attorney, but she'll need to make a cost-benefit analysis to see if it's worth it.
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