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  1. How did you know this, and the precise speed, as you are not getting these letters? Also, I was not aware a City Council can issue Speeding Tickets - but maybe that's my lack of knowledge and it is not just the police who can do that.
  2. No need for a V5C reference to see the MOT history. As another poster and I have both indicated, you can see the MOT details immediately with only the Registration Number. That will give you the dates and mileages of every MOT test the car has ever been submitted for.Including whether is was a Pass of Fail and details of any advisories and "Do not drive" notices. This information, if adverse, could assist and considerably strengthen your case. All anyone needs to do this is just the registration number - nothing else. Do it now .................!!
  3. With just the Registration number anyone can check the MOT and see details of Advisories, etc online at www.check-mot.service.gov.uk With the 11 digit number on the V5C you can also see a copy of the Certificate and which MOT testing station did it.
  4. HB. Your link is not this bunch but to a different firm in Latvia. Try this one, which even has a photo of Darren. https://www.lawgistics.co.uk/
  5. I have followed this thread with deep sadness, but I am now delighted at the aparent outcome. Ellie, I have absolutely no connection with the CAG but once the car has proven itself satisfactory in use and you have a V5C 'log book' in your name, may I suggest a donation to CAG to help this valuable resource continue being available to us all.
  6. Generally, agreed. But could this be their non-confrontational way of objecting to the car regularly running its engine but not moving off, polluting the air outside their window or home?
  7. I see regular references to "road traffic accident 1988". Perhaps "Road Traffic Act 1988" was intended .
  8. Having a unit replaced under warranty surely implies it is new and therefore at zero? Anyway, having the dealer stamp the book recording the change gives you the mileage proof/continuity you feel you have not got.
  9. I had a speedometer/odometer unit (mechanical) changed under warranty a few years back. The dealer (Ford) insisted on having the Service Book so the mileage and date of change could be entered and stamped.
  10. To renew online you need "a valid UK passport". Passports run for 10 years (plus a maximum 6 month overlap period from the previous one)
  11. Last month I did a 3 yearly 'over 70' renewal completely online, allowing them to again use my passport photo. The old licence still had two months remaining. The new licence was received within 5 days, so things can work there.
  12. Thanks for your suggestion BF. I'll report back in due course.
  13. The payment was for shares I bought and held in a publicly listed (London stock exchange) Company that was taken over following an accepted 'cash only' bid. My cheque is around £10k. The shares were bought through an online stockbrokers about 13 years ago. The Share Certificate, earlier Annual Reports, etc may have been mailed to me by the previous Registrars but I had no previous contact with any the Registrars. My only contact with the Registrar was recently. First my short explanatory letter when sending back the cheque for "verification". Then, after some delay, their letter back demanding £90.00 up front to provide a replacement cheque and that they are keeping the cheque for cancellation. That is hardly "verification".
  14. Not sure where to post this. Not totally a Lloyds matter, so please move to a more appropriate forum. On the takeover of a Company's shares I held, I was sent a cheque drawn on Lloyds Bank. This was shortly after I had gone abroad on an extended trip that got prolonged by a compulsory lockdown total travel ban and cancellation of all international flights for several more months as part of their Covid restrictions. By the time I eventually got home the cheque was a few days beyond its 6 month period. As printed on the cheque, I returned it (still attached by perforations to the covering letter) to the Share Registrars for "verification". The Share Registrars have written saying they will not return the cheque to me unless I first pay them £90.00 "to cover some of the administration costs". This seems outrageous and sheer profiteering from Covid restrictions. I would pay (say) £10.00 to reasonably cover the cost of ink for initialling a date correction on the cheque and posting it back to me in a window envelope with the same, original name/address block showing. I had no contractual relationship with the Registrars and no previous contact with them. I was purely a passive shareholder of the Company instructing them to pay me. In the meantime my cash remains in a bank account at Lloyds in the Registrar's name, not mine nor the original Company's new owner. Is this charge and situation legitimate? How do I best contest (and/or report) this charge and still get my money which the Registrars now insist on holding in their own bank as they have ever since being instructed to pay me many months ago?
  15. I'm not up to date, but it used to be 14 days to issue a Notice of Intended Prosecution unless it was given verbally at the time of the offence. Saying it was a "manned gun type" suggests you were stopped and therefore it would have been a verbal NIP.
  16. As I read the problem, it is not about knowing what the VIN number is, but where it is because the actual VIN number cannot be found on the moped itself. It should be stamped/engraved somewhere on the main frame, usually on the right side of the steering neck/head. but can be elsewhere.
  17. Heathrow. Free drop off outside terminals. No waiting/pick up allowed except in car parks (paying, of course!). Luton. Also charges for BOTH drop off and pick up ( £4 for 10 minutes then £1/minute) close to terminal. Free for 15 minutes in the mid term car park about 8 minutes walk from the terminal building. Free for an hour and free shuttle bus further away in a long stay car park. Possibly disrupted by Covid and building works.
  18. Unfortunate tale. The greatest cost now to the OP will result from a termination of policy on record and it might be worth a try at getting that rescinded before it comes into effect. I'm not all 'up' on current motor insurance practice and how commercial and hard nosed they are in terms of future and understanding. The OP made an unwitting mistake, without first checking, at the last renewal that in reality had no bearing on the incident or OP's claims/loss record, nor any actual risk as the other driver hadn't even been spoken with let alone entered the vehicle. With that in mind, I wonder if is worth the OP going to the (ex)insurer before the 7 days are up and ask them if they would reconsider their decision and continue and renew the policy on 18 May, subject to - 1. OP accepts the loss of the old vehicle and any costs related to that. 2. Delete additional drivers so OP is sole driver. 3. The changed vehicle 4. A revised quote on the basis of the changes, emphasising the OP's error was neither deliberate nor devious and had no relevance to the loss which he will now carry, nor had insurers been exposed to any actual increased risk because of it, Others may be able to advise - or correct me for being too idealistic.
  19. You can't have a dual carriage way on one side! On Street View there is no dual carriageway there, only a single carriageway with white lines separating traffic directions. Maybe things have changed since their photographs of 18 months ago. Even with two lanes in a direction it was still a single carriageway as there was no physical separation of traffic directions Others will clarify exactly what defines a dual carriageway in terms of barriers, kerbs, central reservations, signeage, etc but it's not white lines alone.
  20. You do need to check out exactly where, and what limits were there last week. OS maps and Google Street View for a mile or so in both directions along the A5 from the Halton roundabout show a single carriageway (part with 3 lanes) with derestricted signs. In one direction there are lamp posts but still with occasional derestricted signs. That I believe, means 60mph. However, Street View was photographed in the autumn of 2018. A thought - you say you are a courier. Was your vehicle subject to speed limits lower than for private cars? For example, non car based vans over 2 tonnes laden weight have a 50mph limit on single carriageways - as does anything towing a trailer.
  21. Not so. You said DVLA told you this? If so, the person is either inefficient or trying to trick you into paying unnecessary Road Tax. https://www.gov.uk/sorn-statutory-off-road-notification says - "You need to make a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) when you take a vehicle ‘off the road’ and you want to stop taxing and insuring it. Your vehicle is off the road if you don’t keep or use it on a public road, for example if it’s in a garage, on a drive or on private land." Nothing about it being YOUR garage, drive or private land.
  22. Could it be the garage was not acting for insurers but speculatively on their own account: making the offer directly to the OP as part of their own repair, resale or salvage activities? I appreciate their offer was not initially acceptable to the OP but if it was the garage's own offer "in present condition", a factor worth considering is there would nothing on the OP's insurance claims record, thereby saving claim related increases in premiums, loss of NCD, etc for some years to come.
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