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I currently am in debt to an ex partner to the tune of

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Hi, I currently am in debt to an ex partner to the tune of c£17.5k. It wasn't a loan, it was given to myself (£21k) from his mother to help me purchase a new lease for my property and give him some security so he could own a small % of my flat.
However, as soon as I had the money he started to want it back and within a 6 month period, things got nasty, he become aggressive and angry as he couldn't go on the deeds due to his financial situation, he didn't get a legal letter or anything drawn up.
I didn't want to be with him any longer, as the relationship took it's toll badly on me over the 5+ year period and I had become very stressed and ill.
We split over a year ago and to begin with I could pay him £300 a month, however I am self employed and an ex client then went into liquidation on me owning me £15k, I became financially unstable and haven't paid him anything since last Autumn.
I found out he'd been fraudulently claiming at y home address when we split and have reported this recently, had to involve police as he threatened me, but feel I need to arrange some sort of legal correspondence to them now to stop them harassing me for the money and put a payment plan in place if possible.
I need advice with a way forward....
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Do you accept you owe the money claimed?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I guess I do, to be honest I feel it's all a grey area, as it was never discussed as a loan but given to us and whilst I don't mind paying some back an amount I feel the fact he fraudulently claimed benefits at my home and I've paid out for legal fees and lots over the 5 years I should make them an offer but not the full amount, as I'll be our of pocket due to this and the stress that I'm incurring having missed some days work this week and last week dealing with this.

So I guess my answer to your questions is I should pay him some but not all of it.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a number?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a number which we can speak on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
07903 502063
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok, shall I call tomorrow as its late?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, lunchtimes probably best.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
ok