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    Loaned a friend in flat mate a few hundred pounds over the first few weeks of university. He is having some card issues which have lead to repaying this taking longer than expected, but I was just wondering if he is legally required to pay it back. All of the asking for money was done through texts.
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    Loaned a friend in flat mate a few hundred pounds over the first few weeks of university. He is having some card issues which have lead to repaying this taking longer than expected, but I was just wondering if he is legally required to pay it back. All of the asking for money was done through texts.
    yea, as long as its pretty obvious in the texts that you expected the money back then if **** goes down you can always take him to court. doubt itll go to that
    source: saw this **** on judge rinder
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    yea, as long as its pretty obvious in the texts that you expected the money back then if **** goes down you can always take him to court. doubt itll go to that
    source: saw this **** on judge rinder


    Never lend money btw. He is cheeky for even asking imo.
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    Loaned a friend in flat mate a few hundred pounds over the first few weeks of university. He is having some card issues which have lead to repaying this taking longer than expected, but I was just wondering if he is legally required to pay it back. All of the asking for money was done through texts.
    Yes its just a normal debt.

    Get him to acknowledge the amount of debt and that he will pay you back in a text if it doesnt already exist. Put that information to one side. Its up to you when you will seek to enforce, but maybe getting him to pay you in installments will work better for him and at least you get something.
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    Loaned a friend in flat mate a few hundred pounds over the first few weeks of university. He is having some card issues which have lead to repaying this taking longer than expected, but I was just wondering if he is legally required to pay it back. All of the asking for money was done through texts.
    Yes, he's obliged to pay it back. Legally, this is a civil case and would be dealt with through the small claims court. The first step is to try and resolve it through other means, though.
 
 
 
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