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My ex partner and I split up 6 months ago on which I asked

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My ex partner and I split up 6 months ago on which I asked him to pay me back money that was owed to me for various cash amounts that he had borrowed from me. He did this by taking out a loan but now as he is struggling to make the payments he wants me to give him a large proportion of the money back in what he has labelled as backdated rent for the house we shared. Although I didn't pay rent or utilities on the property, I paid for our food, car and other living expenses. Whilst together and when conversation was made on rent/utilities I would suggest we review what each of us pays to which he was always content with what each of us paid. Now we are no longer together he is requesting that I make payment backdated for this rent or he will take me to court. Grateful if you could advise where I stand legally with this issue.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.How much is owing please?Alex
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
In total he owed me £20,000 - this was over 7 years.
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
And it was never suggested, agreed or discussed that you would ever be liable for back rent?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Never suggested at all. I made a point of periodically discussing with him if he was happy with the arrangements to which he responded positively each time.
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
Ok, then you are not liable. This is retrospective and therefore cant be enforced. He can not get you to make an agreement for something which was never discussed or agreed. That simply can't happen.So if he takes you to Court a Judge will ask when was this agreed - he will say it was not. The Judge will then dismiss the case.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you - Just to clarify even though he paid me back for the loans I gave him (which were for things outside of our living expenses arrangements) he can't ask for this back?
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
Correct. It was never agreed.
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
Does that clarify?
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes thank you
Expert:  Ash replied 10 months ago.
Great, good luck

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