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I lent somebody a wheelbarrow. This was in July 2015. I have

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I lent somebody a wheelbarrow. This was in July 2015. I have asked if I could have it back. They have said because they have had it for over a year it now legally belongs to them.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

How much is it worth?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I paid £35 for it new, as a secondhand wheelbarrow probably around £15.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

They could argue that it has been abandoned. Given the low value that is more easily achieved than with an expensive product.

If you sued they would probably give in and return it but obviously it would not be worth litigating over £15.

There is nothing special in the event of a year though.

Can I clarify anything for you?