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  1. Hi Farmlama. Thanks for your response. When is a tree not a tree? When it's a hedge! Quirk in the Law methinks. However, Leylandii by Law cannot exceed 20ft. If this things were just 20ft there wouldn't be a problem at all but 80ft, dying and rotten? BIG problem!
  2. Hi everyone. Here's the latest update on those trees. Firstly, they are not a high hedge - they are 80ft trees that are in a dangerous condition. Secondly, my councillor contacted the council on my behalf. Their response to him was they would get in touch with me. I am still waiting. I have had more words with my neighbour (we get on quite well) and he, in turn had a go at his brother. This morning I was awoken early on to the wonderful sound of a chainsaw. Oh good, I thought. They're doing something about the trees at last. No such luck unfortunately
  3. Yes, it is the owner's responsibility and I've been on at him for years to at least get the trees pruned back before they became a problem - which they certainly are now. He doesn't live in the house and hasn't for about 3 or 4 years. He lets it out to his brother who has also told him to do something about the trees. The branches fell down 2 weeks ago and no attempt to remove them (or repair the fence that got damaged) has happened. I honestly don't think he realises just how dangerous the trees are. Something being done about the trees will be a bit late when our h
  4. The tallest tree is 80ft high and the trunk is red rotten. The trees are all dying. To the rear of the trees, they are on a steep slope. My son went round the back and photographed them yesterday. The roots are all exposed and the soil has eroded away. These trees are in grave danger of falling down. It's in the hands of our local Councillor at the moment so waiting to hear back from him. I would attach pics but they are slightly too big (6.25mb) then you could see the problem. I see your point but when something becomes a danger to life and property and is not a neighbour d
  5. Thanks good people. Since I wrote the post I have spoken with our local Councillor and sent him pics of the offending trees, including the erosion of the soil at their roots. He thinks, because they are dangerous and if the big one comes down it will hit Council property (i.e. our house) then the Council can either force the owner to remove the trees or the Council can cut the trees down and bill the owner. He's not 100% sure but is going to find out asap and get back to me. I really am worried that these trees are going to come down and I'd rather not be squashed by
  6. This is probably not the place to put this but I'm sure the Mods will move it to a relevant section. I live in a council house. I'm flanked by two privately owned ex-council houses. One of them has the dreaded Leylandii trees which have grown completely out of control. The tallest is 80ft high and the rest, 5 of them approx 60ft high. I've been asking him for years to have them cut to a reasonable size or remove them. That's fallen on deaf ears. The issue is this. The trees have become dangerous. They have exposed roots at the back and the trees are rotten. Thre
  7. No I don't own my own home (I wish) and I have nothing of value. I've never been one for expensive stuff and don't believe in replacing something unless it breaks down and is beyond repair. We were once going to buy our house under the Right to Buy Scheme but before we had the chance to do much, late hubby took his first heart attack (one the docs call a "Widow Maker") so we didn't do it. Just as well because less than 7 years later, he was gone. Maybe in the future, once my son gets the all clear from the hospital to be able to work again (he's going into
  8. Didn't need to submit an N245. So long as I'm unemployed this is suspended and as I've said, at my age the chances of me getting work are very, very low. I looked at the N245 form and it was identical to the N56 form. I also took advice from the National Debt Helpline. They were very nice and helpful so if anyone's afraid of calling them, they needn't be. They also told me that if I did want to submit the N245 I could also submit the form N160 which gives help with fees. I decided just to submit the N56 as requested, ticking the box unemployed as you s
  9. No. Court suspended it due to my being unemployed. The likelihood of me finding a job at 62, almost 63 now is remote so as far as I'm concerned, the matter is dead.
  10. Hi Andyorch. Todays good news is - the matter is now dead Many, many thanks for your help and advice.
  11. They've attached a form N56 which is similar to the one you've put a link to. The N245 form. Would that have to be sent at the same time as the N56 or at a later date please? I'm not very good at this sort of thing
  12. Yes, it was my own fault and I've put my hand up to that. I'll just have to return the N55 and wait for the response. I'll post when I get the result of that. In the meantime, thank you for your responses.
  13. Thanks Andyorch. Just wondered if I could but that answers that question. N55 will have to be put back to the Court and will do that tomorrow and post via Recorded Delivery, plus keep a copy of everything for myself. Did have one piece of correspondence from Provident a few months ago - would I like a loan? Telling me I can borrow up to £X at only 575% APR! You couldn't make it up. What a bunch of chancers. As for this loan, I had another loan and was having difficulty paying it but was persuaded to take out another loan to pay off the balance of the ori
  14. No, I'm afraid I didn't. Just had too much going on at the time. Bit more level headed now.
  15. Last posted about this in 2017. All had gone quiet until a few months ago when Lowells started sending "you haven't paid" letters again. They got a CCJ by default - I'm 100% to blame for that as per my original thread. Letter arrived on Friday 28th June dated 27th June. Looks like it's come from Northampton saying judgement was obtained against me in our local County Court. That CCJ has never appeared on my credit score. It is a Notice of Applicaton for Attachment of Earnings Order (N55) and it states that if I do not send the reply form I could be impris
  16. Well, I had my meeting at the JC yesterday - and got the most obnoxious man I've met for a long time. He was bordering on being downright nasty. He was of no help at all except to arrange a meeting on Thursday with my usual work coach (thankfully, a nice person) so not much happening until then as far as the JC goes but will be seeking legal advice tomorrow again (they want to know what's happening too). Had a meeting with our rent officer at the Council. As soon as we mentioned the MIF, she rolled her eyes. She was saying she has another tenant in exactly the same boat as us justnow
  17. We looked into this a while ago but decided against it as it would be doubtful if I could have been classed as a carer. Now that my son's been transplanted and so far, so good, my son is hoping to be able to start work in the summer. He is applying to become an auxiliary nurse, hopefully in the renal unit he's familiar with so that will help financially a lot. I've been applying for jobs since before Christmas and, as usual, get turned down or don't even get put forward for interviews. employers don't want 62 year olds. This is a real bone of contention with me. I should have ret
  18. My son and I have been discussing just that. However, the JC want me to prove if I kill the business through HMRC and by killing my website. As far as I can see, my website is my own, bought and paid for by me and they have no right to tell me to kill it and prove it. In anycase, that would probably be quite difficult. I know the NEA scheme is being revamped and one of the things in the pipeline is to increase the 12 months MIF to 24 months which is more realistic for anyone starting a business but, for now, that is not going to help me. Even under UC, you can work 16 hours a week
  19. 271 views and not one reply? Seems there's a lack of information on the NEA scheme everywhere I look. Is it because this scheme is so flawed and dangerous? Begs the question that any negative feedback is being suppressed by the government? I need to find other people who have fallen foul of this scheme. If anyone knows of someone, please PM me.
  20. I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put this on so Mods, please feel free to move. I lost my permanent job late in 2016. Being older (almost 60 at the time), I've found, like many others in my age group that it's almost impossible to find a job. I was asked at the Jobcentre if there was anything I could do to become self-employed. I am a good pianist and had been working towards getting my Diploma after an exam break of 40 years, thinking ahead to when I retire. I am one of the women caught in the 50s trap, no husband and a son who's still recovering from a recent kidney
  21. I thought that too but wanted someone in the know to confirm it. I shall phone him now and let him know. Many thanks for your reply
  22. I have a question for you lovely, knowledgeable people. My brother phoned me this afternoon, quite irate. He had gone to his local Nationwide Branch to pay money into the accounts of our young nephews whose birthdays are coming up shortly. It was £25 into each account. This is something my brother has done for years. He is not on the internet as he refuses to get a PC. Long story short, teller refused to do this and all but accused my brother of money laundering - infront of other customers. She did say that if he'd had his passbook with him there wouldn't have been a pr
  23. Lowells have won this one by default - and it is my own blasted fault. Looking through my letter rack, there I found a Notice of Allocation to our local Court. It is as Lowells said but still no notification yet from the Court, which I would have thought there would be. How on earth I could have been so careless I don't know except I've been under a lot of pressure and stress this year. Still, no excuse for being stupid and careless with something so important. What's more than likely happened is I looked briefly at the letter and stuck it in the rack to d
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