There are many situations when contracts between companies are not respected by one party, which leads to court action. This happens when companies that alienated an industrial machine or equipment cannot recover it because of the current user’s refusal. To regain the thing they posses, even when they do not have an enforceable title, the owners may use the claim action for a movable asset, recommend lawyers specialized in claims for a movable asset from Pavel, Mărgărit & Associates Romanian Law Firm.

When initiating a claim action for an assets, machinery or equipment, several steps are to be followed.

               Prove the ownership – According to the law, the claimant who does not prove it owns the goods claimed cannot pretend to have any quality in order to promote the action. The law provides that the complainant is the one who must, by specific procedural means, prove that he is the owner of the claimed asset. Specifically, the owner will have to file with the court the documents of provenance of the good, such as invoices, purchase contracts etc.

Establish a correlation between the documents of provenance and the good itself – The owner must also prove that the documents of provenance belong to the good claimed. To prove this, the owner can do “an investigation at the scene, along with the court. The owner is obliged to allow the identification of the good”, says lawyer Radu Pavel, managing partner of Pavel, Mărgărit & Associates Romanian Law Firm.

Demonstrate how the user got the good – According to Romanian law, the owner must prove by what circumstances the user got the good claimed by the owner. In this respect “the owner can present evidence with witnesses or documents such as a minutes or an accompanying notice, because large goods are sent by means of transport”, says Radu Pavel.

Obtaining a court order – All these steps will be terminated by obtaining a sentence ordering the debtor to return the asset. If the owner refuses to return the asset, it can be recovered by the bailiff after having previously requested access to the location where the good is located.

The action in claim for a movable asset is relatively complex. In order to be successful, the owners should hire a lawyer specialized in claims of movable assets. “It is advisable to seek advice from a lawyer even prior to the alienation of the good. The lawyer may draw up a lease, concession or loan contract, which, once registered with the Real-estate Guarantee Archive, is transformed into a writ of execution, so that the recovery procedure becomes easier from the start”, advises Radu Pavel. Over the years, Pavel, Mărgărit & Associates Romanian Law Firm has carried out dozens of cases of movable and immovable property claims with a very good success rate.

 

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