This is a new thread 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 holiday 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 action 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.
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 court 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.