My partner (not civil partner) bought me a car 12 months ago. The relationship has broken down and he is threatening to sue me to get the car back. I have been the registered keeper since purchase, the reciepts for payment are in my name, i have taxed and insured the car and drove about in it for 12 months. Does he have a legal right to the car?
Province/Country relating to question : Scotland
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Thank you for your question.From what you say the car was a gift from him to you. If that is the case then you are the legal owner of the car.There is a legal presumption against gift in Scots law so the onus of proof would be on you to prove that it was a gift. However, as the car was bought in your name and you have met all of the running costs you should have no difficulty in doing so.I hope this helps. Please press ACCEPT so that I am credited for my time.
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