Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Default How to decline a settlement offer?

    Hi all,

    This is a new threadicon as I don't know how to continue on my existing thread.

    At the end of August I received a letter from Cobbetts offering me 2100 of my 4000 claim. It gave me 7 days to respond but I was away on holidayicon and the time had expired when I returned to find the letter. I have today received the letter again, giving me a further 7 days. The difficulty I have is that this claim has been going on since June and the 28 days that I initially gave them has long since passed. I have found the letter template to decline the offer but the ending isn't appropriate as I can't say 'My letter before actionicon sent previously indicates that you have until 23/07/06 to respond before Court action commences. You are reminded that there will be no extension to this timescale' so what date is reasonable to put on the end?

    This is what I have prepared, is it acceptable?

    Response to settlement offer.

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for your letter dated 05/10/06.
    I respectfully decline your offer of settlement and request, once again, that you return to me all charges imposed on this account, totalling 4000.00

    I will accept the sum offered only as part settlement and on the clear understanding that I will pursue recovery of the remainder, with a county courticon claim if necessary.

    You have until 20/10/06 to respond before Court action commences. You are reminded that there will be no extension to this timescale.

    I trust this clarifies my position.

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    Default Re: How to decline a settlement offer?

    Does anyone know if my letter from the post above is any good?


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    Default Re: How to decline a settlement offer?

    perfect!! thats fine, this is the one thats in the templatesicon section and is very similar to what you wrote, http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk...ent-offer.html

    you have explained that you will only accept it as part settlement and made it clear you will be pursing the rest, thats all they need to know!


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    Default Re: How to decline a settlement offer?

    Hi, I think your letter is excellent! straight to the point, and no messing!
    A friend of mine is claiming from Natwesticon and is in the same position, would it be possible for her to use your letter? I know there's a similar templateicon letter, but prefer your wording!
    Sorry if this seems cheeky, but I think its better to ask, rather than just pinch it.



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