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I lent a friend some money (about 3,500nzd) in May on the

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I lent a friend some money (about 3,500nzd) in May on the understanding he would pay it back within 3-4 weeks and despite him advising he has transfered the funds I have not received any money from him. We are no longer in contact apart from for the money and it is made a little trickier as I live in NZ and he lives in Western Australia.
What would my next step be to try and recover the funds?
Thank you
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 2 months ago.
Does he dispute the claim? If he doesn't you will need to file a claim in the District Court and get a judgment against him. This may be hard to enforce in Aistralia, but you can report this as a default to credit agencies here and in Australia. I suggest you tell him this is your next step and see what his reaction is. You can enforce a New Zealand judgment in Aistralia but it may start to get expensive as you may need a lawyer there

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