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MONEY OWED TO ME BY EX-PARTNER
Morning everyone......not sure if I can get the advice I need on here but as you helped me with my ESA problem so quickly and concisely I am hoping that you can......here goes!
My partner and I live together in his home (he built it and paid for everything in it apart from my personal goods). We decided when I moved in (1 year ago in Sept 2016) to split everything 50/50...bills, food etc., apart from personal clothes. In Jan 2017 we both had our car's scrapped as they were beyond saving and looked at purchasing a joint vehicle. I didn't have the available funds to buy a car outright and spoke about getting a loan but he insisted that he would pay for the car and I could repay him a monthly amount until it was paid off. The car, tax and insurance came to £8,000 and I have paid him back £200 a month since Jan 2017.
We are now in the process of splitting up and I am leaving the house...it's not anyone's fault it just hasn't worked us living together. I am trying to be adult civil and fair about everything as I don't like confrontation at all. I brought up the car and he says as he bought it and it's in his name he is keeping it....yes that I agree with but I asked for my share of what I've already paid him £2000. less depreciation value of the car......but he refuses point blank and has even gone to the petty point of taking both sets of keys with him as he's gone to Spain for a week. I am in no position to be able to drive as have broken my ankle...got the scars infected and developed a blood clot on my leg!!
Opinions on this would be much appreciated.......we didn't put anything in writing as trust between was good and I don't want to, in his words, "rip him off like all women do to men". He and I have written down amounts paid etc., so there is a record of sorts.......am I expecting too much from him legally let alone morally?? Thanks everyone.....