My former partner was made bankrupt but is now discharged. The home is now subject to a Repossession Order.
The problem is that I still have personal possessions in the house. My ex won't communicate with me in any way. I have asked the Insolvency Practitioner for access to the house when it is vacated (under supervision if need-be) to retrieve any of my belongings that may still be there and he has refused. I have asked for an explanation as to why he intends (on taking possession of the house) to effectively confiscate MY belongings which have never formed part of the bankrupt's estate. So far he has refused to give a reason.
I know I could complain about his professional or ethical conduct to his regulating body, but they cannot overturn his decision (though perhaps they could advise him). That would likely take some time though.
I don't know of any legislation that allows him to retain goods that are not part of the house and don't/never did, belong to the bankrupt. Can anyone shed any light on why he has refused or what legislation he may rely on to allow him to act like this?
If I were to take court action to gain entry, what legislation would I rely on?
As a footnote, I hold a beneficial interest in the property and have agreed a figure representing my share of the property.
Can anyone offer advice on the way forward? Taking legal action should always be the last resort, but as I'm skint myself, unless I do at least some of it myself, it may be outside my financial reach.
Thanks for reading