I would like to know if I have legal rights to reclaim the money back from a horsebox, or in fact have any legal rights to the horsebox. In addition, I have previously agreed to help out with a vet bill amounting to £3600 in which I do not have and do not feel obliged to do so anymore.
Several months ago, a friend had asked for a loan of £8000 for a horsebox. She had promised that I would be invited to all the horse shows and will return the payment when possible. Knowing that she was unable to do so, I said I would in fact pay for the horsebox in good faith. Since then, I've also had to pay for the tax and insurance. I was invited once on the horsebox for a horse related event. Also, the horsebox is apparently registered in her name, but the insurance had to be bought out in her friend's name as she did not have a qualified licence. The horsebox is also currently kept at the residence premises of this friend. I have paid out for the horsebox insurance in full on the day of collection and the tax is being paid for monthly via direct debit.
A little while ago, one of her horse was ill and asked if I could help out with the vet bills to which I had agreed on good faith to keep the horse alive. Since then, the horse had been discharged from hospital with her incapable to provide it with adequate care, resulting in the death of the horse 1 week ago. The vet bill is now overdue and she is claiming that I have put her in debt. All of these conversations and "agreement" were communicated either verbally or through a text. I have helped her much with the purchase of horse feeds and even the purchase of 1 horse at £1000 during our friendship, as well as various horse related accessories. While I am aware that she claims I had bought those items on my own accord and I have no wish to claim monetary value for items bought, I feel she has made use of my good and sympathetic nature to the extreme.
Our friendship has come to an end when I decided to stop all financial aid with her. I am truly disgusted at her outrage and several unapologetic text messages by her in the last 2 months. I am terribly upset with the way things have ended. Or the more, I feel cheated of £8000 in which I have offered to help in good faith. It is not a small sum by any means and I spend years and taking out loans from friends to get the sum for her. It therefore made me feel more disgusted that her continuous claim that I've put her in debt (vet bill) when she has an asset worthing £8000 sitting in her friend's yard which they still enjoy the use of it, whilst I'm paying for the insurance and tax.
I would therefore like to claim for part if not full sum of £8000 by selling the horsebox, as there is no way her nor her friend can afford to pay and I would like to know about my liability with regards ***** ***** pending vet bill. IF I am indeed legally entitled to whatever the horsebox can fetch, how can I go about proceeding?
Thank you very much.