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Over a period of about eight years he gave me around 8 thousand pounds in odd cheques and some cash He also paid some of the bills at my rented house.
I did write a letter once to his wife at his behest saying how grateful I was for the "loan" of 2.5k. He thought that this would stop her complaining about him "lending" me money. I always said to him I didn't want to take it because I could never pay it back but he always insisted saying his wife had "pots of money and he wanted to spend his money in his own" way by helping me out. He also felt that my daughter was like a grandaughter to him. I tried to discourage him but frankly I was the only person he could sit and talk to. I did give him about 1800 back in cash in small amounts over about three years. He used to call in all the time and leave me presents.
I never had an actual loan agreement and he insisted everything he gave me was a gift but that he kept records to keep his wife from complaining.
I have no income as I am out of work due to ill health . I have since married and live in my husbands home and I have signed a deed of trust confirming I have no financial interest or benefit from the property. Can they place a charge on the property as it is in joint names?
Thank you for your time. I will arrange to get myself some legal representation.