How do I broach the subject of being owed money with a close friend.

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iloveminirolls
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How do I broach the subject of being owed money with a close friend.

Postby iloveminirolls » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:02 pm

How do I broach the subject of being owed money with a close friend.

We booked a shared villa for our two respective families in September. I offered to put everything in my name, pay the balance etc. and she said that she would transfer me their share. It is now the New Year and I haven't still received anything. I have mentioned it twice but payment hasn't been forthcoming. It is starting to become awkward.

Not sure of how best to get this sorted. Do I just keep on asking?
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Re: How do I broach the subject of being owed money with a close friend.

Postby Mummy2014 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:26 am

I think the best way is to directly ask for it. Send a message (WhatsApp or text) asking “hi X! Hope you are well! Please would you transfer £x today, being your half of the bill for the villa. Thanks so much! Xx” I find it rude they haven’t paid you back immediately, but now you’re in the position of having to chase, you need to be direct.
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Re: How do I broach the subject of being owed money with a close friend.

Postby chorister » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:38 am

You need to work out whether your friend can afford it (any changed circumstances etc) and what your friendship is worth.
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Postby Vicki W » Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:45 am

I would ask her if there is any reason she hasn't transferred the money yet and when that is going to happen. Tell her its making you uncomfortable to have to chase her.
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