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  1. The keys V5 etc are all with the car unfortunately. Will give GF a call tomorrow and see if they can retrieve it then see what money we can recover from it
  2. Oh can someone help as the garage are trying to claim £7 a DAY storage fees from me now as the dealer dumped the car on their forecourt and obviously I don't feel I should be paying it as I didn't put it there
  3. ARRRGH HELP HELP HELP URGENT!! I have just had a letter that not only the company is defunct but now that he is PERSONALLY bankrupt too, this is from a bankruptcy practitioner. I'm guessing my best bet would be to try and retrieve the broken car now quickly and minimise my losses that way? I haven't said anything to this guy but I presume if I say the car was rejected in June then he's going to want it as an asset of the company and I will get even less than that?? Someone please advise as a matter of urgency!
  4. Ok paperwork went back to the court and came back to me resealed, i've now posted it to the new researched address and sent N215 notice of service to the court. I've just checked and the paperwork has been signed for at the new address by the currect surname so I have the recorded delivery slip and PoD stapled together just in case they don't file a defence and later go striking out any judgement on the grounds they didn't receive the documents. So hopefully we are all systems go now be nice if he now loses his nerve and pays up to make it all go away. If not I can now prove in court The car was faulty before I collected it despite being assured it was fully working He has lied about getting the car in to the garage He has lied about the fault and cause of breakdown He has lied that the garage has said the breakdown is my fault He has lied that the car has been dismantled and diagnosed He has also in writing admitted that I did reject the car under SOGA and lots of other stuff that I have in writing, hopefully it'll all be sorted one way of the other soon
  5. I posted the paperwork back to the court to be resealed to the new address i've located so should hopefully get it back asap, thanks for the advice
  6. Cheers, I thought that but I thought i'd best check as it met the test for them having been served as to the registered address and he's used that address as his correspondence address to himself with companies house too. Anyway i've triple checked this other address and the same 2 names who were directors have come up on 3 separate times so im pretty sure its both of them, paperwork back to the court in the post tonight with the amended address. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he gets the papers served as he presumably thinks he's gotten away with it so far. Can't believe hes moved it to the garage and they want £7/day storage from me now on top of a broken car
  7. Oh i've just done some digging around and it looks like the address i've got is his trading address which is registered with companies house as the only address. Having done some nice internet digging I have found their home address and the phone number, just called it (anonymously) and I got an answerphone message confirming they live there it mentions him and his wife's name so it must be their current address. Now advice please, as the papers are deemed served do I go for default judgement as he told me that I could still contact him at that address or do I re-serve the court papers to the limited company and him personally at his HOME ADDRESS?? I've had practice in the past at hunting people down online so i'm rather good at it and the home address is only 5 minutes away from his work address AND him and his wife were both directors at one point and the answer phone mentioned both names so i'm 99.99999% sure I have the right people AND I have checked land reg and they own the house (joint). So advice please on best next action
  8. I've today had letters from the court saying the papers were "returned as un-served" now this is the last contact address I have for the company and for him personally AND it's still the registered address with companies house and it's on all the letters I've received so I presume this would be enough evidence to present to the court and then just go for judgement tomorrow anyway? It says the papers are considered served and as the company is registered to this address and it was/is the last address I have for him personally too I assume from this I just go ahead and apply for judgement against him now? Any advice on this would be really great asap as I can apply tomorrow for default judgement.
  9. Very interesting i've had a reply from the garage. They're trying to stick me with £7/week storage charges which is all irrelevant as far as I am concerned as the car was rejected in July as mentioned above. Some interesting admissions in the letter that I will be presenting to the court: 1. He has admitted the dealer settled their bills in full before mucking about like this 2. They've admitted they haven't even TOUCHED the car, they say they've diagnosed a flywheel problem (it's an auto) and a torque converter problem now i'm not sure how they can claim they know that it's those 2 things without having dismantled the car. 3. They admit as much in the next sentance when they want £300 up front to dismantle and diagnose the problem Now i'm thinking that this proves the defendant is a liar as he has promised on multiple occassions that there would be photos and that the damage was caused by the user error and you can tell by the damage caused. Any thoughts on this? The letter doesn't state without prejudice or anything so i'm thinking it'd be good to present to the court to prove what the dealer has said to me in writing is all lies. If anyone could make suggestions that'd be great
  10. Countdown now to see if he replies or if I can go straight to judgement. Given the "clever" moves he's pulled so far i'm thinking he'll not reply because he thinks he's hiding behind the limited liability. I've listed both him and the company as co-defendants and mentioned the Insolvency act as above so we shall see what happens next! The second the 14 days rolls around and I can hit that default judgement button I shall do so. More to follow...
  11. Got a letter today confirming strike off is on hold until mid April at least, if I send them evidence of court action they are happy to extend. Finally feels like a small victory. Submitted the claim on MCOL this evening £105 well spent I hope! Thanks for everyone's advice. I have reams of emails printed off as I communicated everything with him via email so can prove the car was faulty the same day due to the time stamps on the emails and I have his letters where he admits he is resigning as director and walking away. So fingers crossed should stuff him soon
  12. Smashing i'll type it up tomorrow and post it for comments then lodge it with MCOL I was only really asking the garage for the cost etc to find out how much it'd cost to fix rather than to put in front of the court from what's been said it won't be any less than £1000 as it's gearbox related (auto) and it's already been stripped down, I did a hunt online a used auto box full is between £400-£1300 then it'll be plus labour so just me guessing at this stage but thought just for peace of mind i'd contact the garage to find out if it was worth repairing then selling to recover the money.
  13. Thanks for the responses everyone. I've written to the garage that hold the car asking for a full report on it, i've written to oppose the striking off. So bringing the claim to small claims court which i'm doing this week just trying to get the wording correct for the "paperwork" So to start off with I describe the situation, the fact after many faults and catastrophic breakdown I rejected the car under SOGA, is it worth mentioning the fact that the car was misrepresented as per CPR as he said "everything works" as well? Then finish off by mentioning the insolvency act as you suggest? I presume I describe the facts that alludes to wrongful trading ie taking all the capital and assets and "running" with them (he hasn't gone anywhere just figure of speech) All of that on the small claims court paperwork? I also took what he said about warranty and the fact everything worked and the fact he didn't buy "useless warranties" he backed the car himself as he was giving me a personal guarantee but I imagine proving that is going to be nigh on impossible? Any further advice on that lot and I will get the claim in before Friday. Thanks again to everyone, I don't do well under stress for various reasons but I'm blowed if i'm letting him get away with this by walking away.
  14. Yeah trouble is it's not an insignificant repair which is why he's being awkward plus it's not the only fault just the one that made it go bang. I suspect that unless I am able to bring the claim against him personally then I suspect it's a hiding to nothing but it's probably worth a try for the court costs because otherwise the car is really only scrap as it stands. Also we don't have anywhere to put the thing as no private driveway nor garage only communal parking away from the house so we'd then be in bother with some kind of insurance and possibly taxing it even tho it wouldn't be driven I guess it's technically then on the road so to speak and if we get it recovered to another garage we'll be in a position of if we're not paying for the repair probably over a grand then it's storage or only recoverying scrap value. Really hard decision either way, it's the first time i've spent significant money on a car and then because of an insurance payout previously as wouldn't normally have £500 let alone £3000. Going to be a tough decision whatever. I've contacted the garage he uses to find out what they want to fix it as it's not owned by him then I can take that quote elsewhere locally I guess then see what GF will charge to go get it. Will stick to the usual £200 cars in future at least when one of those goes bang you just throw it away lol. Thanks to all the replies you've been great. If anyone does happen to know how the rules on wrongful trading and personal liability works i'd be really interested to here an opinion on it. Thanks again
  15. Yes it was for a car that was supplied from a trader. I'll send a letter opposing the strike off now! (Companies House didn't suggest that when I complained to them, very helpful!) I cannot find any other action online against this company, it was a small trader with a handful of cars so I think he's going to pop back up once the heat has gone so to speak. Given that he must've taken the capital and assets out before "walking" I wonder if this would constitute wrongful trading so his limited liability protection would go and I could go after him personally? I suppose I could mention this on the court papers and let the judge decide on that aspect as well? He's also pulled his website.
  16. Hi I have a long running problem with a local limited company. His latest attempt to get out of it is to resign as sole director and let the company get struck off, its now showing proposal to strike off! He has over £3000 of my money and the asset how do I deal with this, can I still take the company to court? I was hoping the fact he isn't winding the company up "properly" and taken all the assets and capital out of the company would mean he is guilty of wrongful trading and that I could go after him personally? Or am I best trying to get the faulty goods back and cutting my losses? Urgent advice please!
  17. Oh so my post has just disappeared, great. Anyway: We had it in writing from our housing officer that there would be no further action, we had a call today from their boss saying they would still go to court but would not seek possession but that they had to do so to recover their costs incurred so far (£100). Because we were told there would be no further action we haven't taken legal advice and now only have 6 working days before the court case. The person concerned says they will not seek possession in court and that we don't need to file a defence and don't need to attend court. How accurate is this, should we still file a our defence and possibly include this email from the housing officer stating that the court action would cease? I'm deeply upset that we've been lied to and denied the chance to get legal advice beforehand and that in effect they possibly intended to go to court behind our backs. At least I have got proof that they said there would be no action. Advice please? Thanks
  18. Well the plot thickens.... I got an email from our housing officer confirming "no further action" now we've just had a phone call from their "line manager" saying they HAVE to go to court to claim the £100 court fees back we don't need to do anything, they're no longer seeking possession and we don't need to file a defence. Would I be right in thinking that we don't need to do anything is bollocks? court date is end of this month, because it WAS all sorted and confirmed we didn't get any legal advice and now we probably don't have time to get help (assuming we need it). I assume now I print out the email confirming no further action and return it to the court as part of our defence? Thanks everyone, now panicking again, arrrrrrgh!!!
  19. Hi thanks for the replies. Her health issues are huge tbh heart problems, incontinent constantly has MRSA infections due to permanent cathetar (well not permanently MRSA infected but often) They are going to do an epidural but even with that they are very twitchy about it as she's in very poor health (even tho she's only just 60)
  20. Ok long story as short as possible. MiL has very bad heart problems, many years ago had her appendix out later developed a hernia which the NHS refused to fix as too dangerous. Fast forward 20 years hernia is now so bad more is outside than inside she is in constant agony and on morphine 4 times a day to manage the pain. GP now says she HAS to have the op or she'll die within 2 years. Been to hospital for Pre-Op first time all ok want to do it, consultant then passes it on (buck passing) Initial op date gets cancelled See different consultant new pe-op arranged as past 30 days. This consultant said i'm not doing it you'll have a heart attack in theatre and then I will. GP goes spare over it and goes back to hospital. Another consultant this one says you've got a 90% chance of success i'm the best in the field here and I can do it for you. At this point pre-op 30 days has passed again so another pre-op.... Today back to hospital for another pre-op and this anaesthetist has said you only have a 1 in 10 chance of surviving it i'm not doing it. so now someone who is in constant pain, suffers from terrible depression, has constant infections etc is now distraught at the way she's been treated and pretty much resigned to being in pain unable to get out of bed most days due to the pain and the morphine. Furthermore she is obviously on benefits (and pension) and the hospital is 30 miles each way so all the needless and pointless trips to the hospital have cost a fortune as well. I'm just beside myself with the way she's been treated. Going to get onto Norman Lamb immediately anyone got any tips on other avenues to take up?
  21. We get full CTC and WTC which is already declared to them my wife works but is self employed and made a £840 loss last year. It's my understanding that CHB isn't counted as income anymore although they still show it on the paperwork it doesn't count as income, that's what they told us last time round anyway. What really annoys me is that they count the weekly income rather than the annual income so you get hit really hard for doing temp work, trying to put some of it aside for when you finish work so you've got something to fall back on there really ought to be some kind of break for that kind of scenario, anyway going a bit OT now. Still nothing from the council today, what a farce
  22. Thanks but how can the £61 be subject to recovery action when 1. we have an agreement to pay and 2. wasn't on the previous bill yet the £101 was? How can I have acrued £123 of overpayment since 7th Feb when my weekly pay was: £139 x2 weeks £213 x3 weeks Especially in light of the fact that the calculator above says for those weeks I should get the full allowance still, puzzling. No I refuse to deal with them over the phone after someone got it wrong last time round (or lied to me) about recovery action when I was told that as we had a dispute about the amount owed going through the system (ended up in the chief execs office due to massive mistakes) the pending court action would cease until the dispute/complaint was settled then they went ahead and went to court so I was deprived of any opportunity to go and represent myself. Anyway I put an official complaint in again yesterday as I obviously can't appeal a decision when I don't have the decision, maybe that will arrive today, makes sense send out the bill before the benefit entitlement. what really annoys me is this is their mistake if this £123 is arrears and is right yet they now say you must pay this immediately like i've been living the life of luxury scoffing at the tax payers whilst smoking cuban cigars or something when the reality is like many others we're clinging on by our fingertips and then in the next breath say btw cough up £65 in 2 weeks on top so in the next 2 weeks they want £200? Not happening, so unreasonable, i'll pay it if we owe it but no way can I find £200 like that Thanks for everyones comments so far, will let you know what happens.... The manager there didn't respond to my complaint for a further 6 weeks before thent telling me I should not have been told that. Hence now why I put everything in writing and either hand deliver to them or post rec del. I don't want to go down the route of recording calls and they certainly don't.
  23. Cheers, well the plot thickens according to that when i'm on 15 and 25 hours/week we should be getting full benefit still and as I won't start the 37 hour/week until Saturday this week can't see how we've acrued £123 in arrears AND whatever this £61 is thats subject to recovery action. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh it's just so mind boggingly hard to sort the wheat from the chaff
  24. There certainly are i've never seen one that does housing and council tax benefit though even sadly. Even the job centre couldn't tell me
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