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A friend gifted my girlfriend and I some money to help

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Hi, a friend gifted my girlfriend and I some money to help us settle in our new home. At no point was a verbal or written contract agreed in terms of a loan( this was a gift). That being said we insisted we would pay back what we could when we could. Having paid back almost half we are being threatened with court. What can we do?
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How much is owing please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

We were given £1000 and have repaid £400

If there was no discussion then there is no claim. You are paying it back -that is your only obligation. it was not set down by how much and when. Therefore there should not be a successful claim against you.
There was no determined period or agreement.
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