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  1. My employer offers employees a payment if someone applies to work for the company on their recommendation, and the person they referred to the company stays with the company for a qualifying period. A colleague referred two people, and with each of those referrals she was told that the person applying hadn't put her details on their application form, which is a requirement to claim the reward. She knows as a fact that that's incorrect, because she witnessed the second referred person putting her details on their application form. I recently referred a friend, who accepted a position with my company. I've made multiple enquiries to confirm that I will be getting my payment if he stays with the company for the qualifying period. However, none of my emails have been replied to, and it feels like I'm being stonewalled (especially in light of my colleague's experience). Assuming that my friend remains with the company for the qualifying period and that the company doesn't give me the promised payment, what options do I have to recover the money?
  2. It wasn't a tomlin order (I live in Scotland, and I think Tomlin orders are purely for England?). My ex-landlord and I reached an out of court agreement about a day before the court hearing, and we both emailed the court to advise that we had reached an out of court settlement and would not be proceeding. As a result, the claim was cancelled by the court. Thanks Jeff
  3. A couple of years ago, my ex-landlord agreed to settle a dispute out of court by paying me £10 a month by direct bank transfer, till he had paid £300 in total. I have just checked my old bank statements, and discovered that he made his first four £10 payments, and has not made a payment since. Knowing him as I do, I don't believe that this was an accident. Would I be within my rights to recommence the previous legal action, deducing £40 from the amount previously sought, and adding on the costs of the new legal action? Or would the court expect me to first contact my ex-landlord and give him the opportunity to settle the outstanding debt? I would far prefer the former, as my landlord is a rude and aggressive person who would probably mess me around further. Just a further thought - If I were to give him a non-negotiable deadline by which to pay the outstanding balance (say, a month), would that be likely to be deemed reasonable by the court, given that the entire debt should have been paid off by now?
  4. Last October, I emailed my then landlord to say that I’d be paying part of my final rent out of my deposit. He replied minutes later with the following: 'Non payment of the agreed monthly amount on the date agreed by you on the agreement you have signed will result in a violation of our agreement and you will be asked to leave within 7 days of this email due to this exposing breach of contract and your deposit will count as rent owing’. Soon thereafter, he confronted me in person. As I was unwilling to relent, he said he’d change the locks and throw my stuff out that day. I phoned the police, who told me that would be criminal offence. As a result of this, my landlord relented. He instead said that, if I didn’t leave that day, he would ‘make your life hell’, adding that he would invite some friends around to party in the property (he knew I was a light sleeper). As a result, I vacated the property after gathering some of my belongings, and gave him his key back (which was mistake, but I was in a great deal of distress and not thinking clearly). I’m now suing my ex-landlord for my deposit and unspent rent, and for the distress and inconvenience his illegal eviction has caused. He is claiming in his written defence that I left voluntarily and not under duress, on the grounds that I handed him back my key. If he says that in court, would it be grounds for a him to be charged with perjury, given that: - No sane person would vacate a property when they have no-where to go to, especially when they have work the next day (and my new landlady would be able to attest that I contacted her for the first time on that day, which was the day I moved into her property). - On my recording of my call to the police, I can be heard pleading with him to let me at least stay till the end of the week. - He shows in his email that he’s willing to disregard the law (by threatening to ask me to leave within 7 days and to withhold my deposit). Thanks Jeff
  5. Sure - http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/help-and-advice/billing-and-payment/how-to-top-up/online/?WT.mc_id# Jeff
  6. They are now telling me: 'we haven't made this offer. It's not accessible from the website but from an archived search. This has not been fully removed which is what we're looking into. This is a technical error and not an error with a promotion. We will be in touch with the correct people and look to have this fixed if possible'. Sorry, but in my book if T Mobile publishes an offer, then it is a T Mobile offer, regardless of whether someone has screwed up... Jeff
  7. T Mobile's website states: 'We'll add £2 credit to your balance the first three times you use your card to top up £10 or more.' However, before you rush to top up your mobile, they are no longer honouring the offer (even though it isn't time-stamped on their website). They told me that: 'This is an old, out of date page, where the promotion, along with the other promotions on this page, are no longer available on T-Mobile. We’ve feed this back to try and have this updated, however, it may be Google who have cached the page as when doing the same search using Yahoo or Bing this page is not offered as a result.' I don't think that's good enough. T Mobile could have put an expiry date on the offer and they could have put a 'this offer has expired' message on the page. If a business has a promotion on the internet that's potentially winning them business, they should honour that promotion. I know we are talking about trivial amounts, but I'm concerned about the principle, not the money. Is T Mobile's position lawful, and can I do anything to force them to honour this promotion? Thanks Jeff
  8. Thanks. I imagine there's something in my t&c's that says they can do this. However, I wonder if it's unlawful for the same reasons excessive penalty charges are, i.e. it doesn't reflect the insurance company's costs. Jeff
  9. Hi My car insurance company has just charged me £45 because I changed address and they needed to put my new address on their system. Would it be worth pursuing them over this in the small claims court, on the grounds that it doesn't cost them £45 to spend 10 minutes talking to me on the phone and send me out new documentation? Also, if I were living in an area where premiums are higher than they were at my previous address, they would have charged me extra. However, I suspect that I am living in an area where insurance costs less, as they've said I won't be paying any extra. Again, is that something I can sue them over? Thanks Jeff
  10. Ethical issues aside, am I legally required to notify the companies I owe money to when I move address? No court orders have been made against me - I am referring to credit card debt that is being dealt with by a debt collection company. Thanks, Jeff
  11. Thanks guys. maroondevo52 - I'd be wary of the Virgin package. I went to the checkout page, and it said the following: 'Unlimited calls to Virgin Mobile numbers , Unlimited minutes , Unlimited texts , Unlimited texts to Virgin Mobile numbers and Unlimited Mobile Web' Jeff
  12. I've been offered the following by a mobile reseller, on a £15 SIM-only, non contract, pay as you go deal: - Unlimited calls to all networks at all times - Unlimited texting - 1 gig of internet usage - Vodaphone network I am tempted to go ahead, but does anyone know of any better non-contract SIM-only packages? Thanks, Jeff
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