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Whether he has the mower may be your word against his if he denies having it.
Your husbands testimony in court is good evidence. It's not like having a signed receipt, but what you have to say to a Court about who took what is good evidence anyway.
If he doesn't return the mower on demand that you would be entitled to issue court proceedings in the small claims court for the value of the mower of a like-for-like replacement.
This can be done online at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
Alternatively, you would be able to issue proceedings for the same mower to be returned to you, but that would have to be done by loding a paper claim form in the county court.
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thankyou for your prompt reply.Does like for like mean a mower of the value that our old mower is now worth?
we would much prefer our old mower returned to us,how do we do the claim in the county court? This sounds like a big step and way out of our comfort zone but this man has ignored all our pleas for the mowers return fixed or not so this is probably our only option.
It means a second hand one at the same stage of life as yours. If you want your own mower back, then you need to pick up an N1 claim form, and issue that in the county court. You need to specifically say you want an order that he return your old mower. In fact, you can get the N1 claim form online here: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/forms
Thankyou very much for your help.