Forigive me if there is another froum this post. I thought of more than one area that this may pertain to and decided this would be the best area.
Aproximately 6 months ago, I hired a person to do some yard work. One day while clearing brush from my property he asked if I was interested in purchasing a used storage shed. Long story short we cam e to what sounded like a decent and average price of 1,000. I then paid him to clean out the brush in another area and level the ground for the shed. 3 days later the shed was delievered in an obviously used state. It had holes cut in the floor and some insulation placed in 2 of the walls. This guy finished his work that week and I haven''t seen him since.
Approximately, 3 months ago I look outsside and there is a person looking in my shed. I promptly went to the lwoer part of my property and told the person they were tresspasing and they needed to leave. They asked me if I was J.K. and I informed them that I wasn't and did not know who they were speaking of and they left. A few weeks later another person came to my door and aske dif I was this J.K. person when I told them I was not they basically told me I was lying and that I was a thief. When I asked them what there business was and why they were here they informed me that my shed was actually theres and had been leased by J.K. I told them of course as they could see that yes, I have a shed. I also informed them that I had purchased the shed from an individual. I told them that I do not know J.K. J.K. has never lived at this address as I have fort twenty years. I also have no way of knowing or speaking to this individual if he is indeed the one they are referencing as I picked them up from a corner store to do the work.This person left after they were told they were not allowed to take possesion of my shed at this time. This was 3 months ago.
Since that time There have been numerous letters sent to my address to this J.K. These were all thrown in the trash as I do not know this person. Today, I received a threatening letter from an attorney telling me that the shed is theirs and to turn it over or face the consequences.
The question or question is this,
If this shed indeed was leased by this guy and sold to me, do I have any recourse available and against whom? Should I immediately, call them and tell them to come get it and cut my losses for the purchase price and the improvements which include building porches etc and placing it on a "permanent" foundation?
This is the first time in my life I purchased anything from an idividual and I do belive my last.