I am sure what you have told me is right that not having it in writing will make it hard to claim anything back.The thing is he agrees he owes me some money but he does not agree with the amount that i think i am owed.My first letter to you explained how we set out to do these projects on a 50/50 but as i have also said this did not happen. As i can prove that i have given him a cheque for half the purchase price of the property we bought together this must mean i would have a case against him even if it is for the loaning him of money as the property was put in his name (the plot was placed in my name). What i am trying to say / ask is is there not another way of reclaiming some money from him rather than trying to make a claim against him over a broken word with no contract. There is also the work that i did to his property if he had paid a builder to do the work as a job it would have cost thousands could i claim for this? there must be something that i can do. I do not want it to end up going that far but i do need to know so that i can inform him that i could take it further if he does not sort it.I have seen my accountant over this matter and they have informed me that the monies i am asking from him is not the amount that is rightfully owed me. Again i am being right by him to get it settled sooner rather than later but he still fails to see my good will.