Q: A storage unit was transferred to me and I paid the past due rent. Do the contents now belong to me?
My nephew could not pay for his storage unit and the contents were to be auctioned. In order to save some family belongings he transferred the unit to me (I possess the signed transfer) and I paid all that was due. A few weeks later his father reimbursed me for the amount paid. He now says the contents belonged to him. I don't see how this could be as the unit after transfer belonged to me. Your opinion please.
A: If dad reimbursed you I think the contents going to you would be viewed as a windfall. If the father wants the sons contents then he would have a right to pick them up. Besides legalities, do you really want to cause a lifetime of bad feelings on this?
Right now you are the heroine for stepping up to the plate. Do you want to end up being known as the heel?
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