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  1. They've removed it for now. I provided them with proof in the form of a letter from my solicitor confirming it is required and a tool of the trade and also my business insurance certificate. I do work through the night and my contracts with companies state I need to attend call outs within 45 minutes so even during the day I would struggle to reach most places.
  2. Under Section 54 of the Magistrate Courts Rules it expressly prohibits bailiffs from removing a vehicle used in the course of employment and *under section 15 of the Court and Legal Services Act 1990 you cannot levy on: ‘Tools, books, vehicles and other items of equipment as are necessary to the debtor for use personally in a job or business’.
  3. Hi All I have a debt from a previous address which is in dispute. The matter is now with the ombudsman. Today bailiffs visited me and when I looked out the window there was a clamp on my car. I spoke with the bailiff and explained that the car was a 'tool of the trade' and without it i could not work. Further my divorce solicitors wrote a letter confirming this and I provided them with a copy of my insurance that states business use. Albeit this was amended as I mistakenly thought I could travel to and from my place of work but apparently that is not the case with Axa. I asked the bailiff on two occasions for documents and he said he had them but did not provide me with anything. He said I would need to liaise with his office, Phoenix Commercial Collections, and send them a fax and left leaving the clamp on the car. I faxed them a letter and the insurance certificate and the solicitors letter at 4pm. When I spoke to them they said they could not deal with it until tomorrow and when I called the bailiff he said he would be towing the car tomorrow, unless I assume he is told not to by his office. I did browse around and there was mention that if he hasn't provided any document regarding the power to seize the car or the fact he has taken possession the car hasn't as such been seized and I could legally sell it to a friend or relative tonight for a nominal amount and provide evidence of a bank transfer, receipt and the V5 notice part and they could not touch it, is this correct? I would appreciate any advice anyone could please give as I am very worried as I am in Court all day tomorrow regarding my divorce.
  4. Hi All First ever post and been a member here for years! I bought 2 laptops from Tesco the week before last as they were reduced to £150. One was pristine and had HP tape sealing it and the other was sealed with plain parcel tape so i asked if it was ex-display or a return. I was told it wasn't and the display model was still out. Got them home and gave to my Son and Daughter to congratulate them (belatedly) on their exam results and to assist with their study and work. The second turned out to be ex-display, it had sticker marks all over it and had the shelf and display labels in the box. I did some research (google!) and found that PC World were heavily fined for similar: Sorry cannot post links, please google: pc world guilty of selling old laptops as new I rang the manager the following day and appraised him of the situation and the Pc World case. He was extremely dismissive of my concerns and stated that as the laptop was sold at £149 they and you had not done anything wrong, I explained the advice I had received and the relevant case and reiterated that his staff had said the laptop was not ex display and the receipt did not show it as ex display or similar. Yet again he was adamant they had done nothing wrong and was extremely patronising in the way he spoke to me. At one point he even asked what my problem was and that you won’t find a laptop for that price, which may be correct but I explained that if 1 was pristine, ie: not ex-display, then the ex-display should have been reduced as is the norm in my experience. I asked that he seek advice from the their legal department & offered to email the PC World case and speak to the store manager and he said he didn’t have to because he had made the decision and that decision was final. I said in that case I would have no choice but to take my complaint higher. I then emailed the CEO of Tesco and finally got a reply last Friday, which basically admitted they had mis-sold the laptop and offered me a discount of 10%. I spoke to the Customer Service Executive dealing with the complaint and he would not offer any more. I refused the 10% given that i have no idea how long that laptop has been sat on the shelf, powered on and running 24 hours seven days a week. I know a colleague who purchased an ex-display laptop and got over a third off theirs! I feel their offer is derisory and would some opinions on where i stand and what i should expect and do next? Thanks in advance
  5. Hi Booked two return tickets to Amsterdam online with Easyjetfor my wife and i. Unfotunately the bookings are both in my name, dont know whose error this was. Have asked EJ to change but they want me to pay more than the original ticket price again. I understand why they do this, to stop people reselling. I however am not tryin to resell and fell this is then unfair. Advice and opinion is sought regarding whether i would have a claim under Contract law, ie: similar to bank charges in that the charges are unreasonable and punitive. Further they have added the "fare difference", which they sa is £50, but according to their website they have tickets for sale that are only £25 more than what i paid. Ta
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