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Unfortunately, yes, he is required to allow her to take her property.
In the absence of a written agreement pledging the personal property as collateral, he has no legal right to connect its return to the repayment of loan.
Your friend can sue her in small claims court for repayment of the loan. Small claims court is designed to be "user friendly" so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.
He would need to sue her for repayment.
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