Marc Gander - The Consumer Survival Handbook


A 220 page introduction to all things consumer related by our own BankFodder.

Includes energy companies, mobile phone providers, retailers, banks, insurance companies,debt collection agencies, reclaim companies, secondhand car sellers, cowboy garages, cowboy builders and all the rest who put their own profits before you.

£6.99



Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

£19.99 + £1.50 (P&P)


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    Default Previous leaseholder debts am i liable

    Hi, we have recently purchased outright (no mortgageicon) our own property and we have some service charges that we havent quiblled..But there is outstanding debts from the previous owner.One is for roof repairs to the flat roof above dated march 2011 (which previous owner was in dispute with the council for). The council are saying we are liable for this work as the debt stays with the property.
    Also there are.Est service charges for july - sept 2012....
    We did not complete all paperwork untill january...

    My question is are we liable for a debt as old as march 2011 which the previous owner still lived here for at least another year untill march 2012...?.....
    Thanks for any help...


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    Default Re: Previous leaseholder debts am i liable

    Nope. None of your concern. The muppets at the council are probably pestering you as they know they cant track down the previous owner.


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    Default Re: Previous leaseholder debts am i liable

    If you have purchased this property then your solicitor should have asked questions about disputes and unpaid bills and any arrears should have been deducted from the monies paid to the previous owner/occupier when you purchased, so that you got the property debt free. Go back to your conveyancing solicitor and ask what this is all about and get them to sort it out, that is what you paid them to do! If there is a debt which you are now liable for (I am not saying that you are) and they have missed it, then you have a claim against your solicitor!



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