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VIC Property Law - Send Letter of Demand to Return Property?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by camel, 13 February 2016.

  1. camel

    camel Member

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    hi

    Not sure if this is a common question.

    I lent an indoor soccer top to an individual who played as part of a team I was in. I purchase all of the tops for all of the players, and they have all been returned except for this one too. I have sent numerous messages to the individual to return the top. But to no avail.

    I was going to send him a letter of demand for payment for the top, but suspect that would go unanswered.

    I am wondering what avenues legally under Property Law I can take to recover the item.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi camel,

    Your legal options are limited by the expense (time, stress and money wise) exceeding the value of the shirt itself. What is it worth $30? I would try a letter of demand and if that fails exclude them from the team and move on.
     
  3. camel

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    It's the principal that matters now. Does small claims cover this? Can I ask the police to attend the matter?
     
  4. Tim W

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    It's not a police matter.
    Otherwise, I agree with @Sophea
     
  5. camel

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    The top was a set of 10, and to replace it, I need to order a minimum of 10, this will cost $700.

    So is this a small claims case or do I lodge a writ in the courts?

    I would appreciate some direction, I am determined to take it there.
     

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