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  1. Thanks, I've looked through this. There is nothing that states it would be time barred and it seems to mostly relate to the timeframe immediately after the disposal of a freehold rather than many years later! That is precisely the information I need - whether we are now time barred. Just realised I made a mistake in my original post - the freehold was sold in 1997 not 1987.
  2. We are a group of leaseholders who are in the process of trying to enfranchise. We have just discovered a law whereby the leaseholders are supposed to be offered the first right of refusal if the freehold exchanges hands. Having done some research, our freehold was sold in 1997 and we were not offered it at all. Our solicitor seems not to comprehend the significance of this ruling and believes we would only have had the right to pursue this during the first 6 months of having discovered it was sold. Where do we stand now? Are we able to go to court and purchase the freehold for the price it exchanged hands in 1997 or thereabouts? Are we able to use this Ruling to our benefit whilst negotiating with our freeholder on the price of the freehold? Advice appreciated! Thanks.
  3. Hi there, my tuppence worth is that an attachment of earnings would mean you will be dealing with employers and the PO is a bona fide company so they will not mess you around - they will pay you. Whereas in terms of sending a bailiff to the properties, the debtor can easily say all the hi-fi equipment is on hire purchase so it cannot be touched by the bailiff. I think attachment of earning should be the way to go!
  4. I am writing on behalf of one of my neighbours in my block of flats, as I am already registered with CAG. Following the exceptionally heavy rainfall a couple of years ago, my neighbour had a lot of damage in her lounge which needed repair. She had Designers Guild wallpaper on her walls - this was an expensive product. The managing agent is treating her in a very odd way. The firm is refusing to acknowledge that she had the expensive wallpaper and are trying to palm her off with the barest minimum work. Apparently someone they sent over gave her a rock bottom quote including the supply of wallpaper without even asking her what she wanted. Now, the managing agent says that this guy isnt even interested in doing the work and, needless to say, she will not be able to find anyone else who will do the work and supply half decent wallpaper at that rate. What should my neighbour do?
  5. Yes the sum awarded followed a CCJ and was payable immediately. I have written all of this to him. Apparently following the hearing he tried to appeal against the judgment but didnt even pay the fee. Thats the kind of person he is. Now, instead of, as you say, going to court to appeal if he believes he has the grounds, he is trying to "blackmail" and intimidate me with his stupid letters. BTW, the blackmail is coming from him, not him accusing me of it.
  6. Thank you for your advice. I really dont know what to do but I dont mind spending the extra money to make him suffer through a bankruptcy. He probably has a suitcase full of cash under his bed! Before commencing proceedings I checked on the Land Registry and he does own his house, although it still has a mortgage. I also checked other sources. Also I found out he is currently serving a 6 months suspended sentence for money laundering (suspended for 2 years). Would this have any bearing on my enforcement? I'm pretty sure he is the kind of person that would not open the door to a Bailiff so I'm not sure what a HCEO can accomplish? He is accusing me of having lied about something to the judge but I have proof from himself confirming what I said to be true so it is all very odd.
  7. I'm back now with the last leg of this nightmare. After 3 months of non-payment since judgment was awarded in my favour, I served a stat demand on the cowboy. The guy is quite thick and is reacting in the wrong way to it. He has written me two totally dimwitted letters making all sorts of bizarre dishonest accusations and is accusing me of perjury and bordering on blackmail. Following the first letter, I made it pretty clear where he stood and the costs involved if I put him through bankruptcy. He has written yet another totally daft letter without any offer of payment. What I wanted to ask is from a legal perspective am I supposed to respond to these letters and clarify that he is lying and I have proof to the contrary or shall I just go straight to court now and get on with the bankruptcy procedure?
  8. Thank you for your support and comments! If I hear of an appeal will keep you posted! I dont envisage he will give up without trying.
  9. Hi, I would like to report following the court hearing. We werent even asked to take oaths. The cowboy turned up and lied from start to finish. The judge mainly listened to him even though he had absolutely no evidence to substantiate anything he said. The judge treated me as if I was an idiot who had misunderstood the cowboy. In the end the judge found in my favour only on the "breach of contract" element but for a very small amount which was just half of the refitting cost of my kitchen plus the court costs. The judge didnt even award me half the cost but half the estimate which was even lower than half what I paid. I am in complete shock as to how a judge can be like that given it was my claim - the judge just let him talk non-stop as if he was the claimant. In the end when he heard the judgement he got huffy and did not accept it and said he wanted to appeal. I wonder if he will or if he does, it might be better for me too. Are all judges so blinkered - I thought they were supposed to be highly intelligent? From that day he started his covert blackmailing routine again, writing to my family. The wording is so twisted that I'm not sure what he is saying. He is half threatening not to appeal and half threatening along the lines that he will expose this supposed irregularity if I go forward with enforcement. I have told the police and they came over to speak to me so at least it is on record if this escalates. Even though I had a very strong case and all the evidence necessary I was awarded about a third of my claim. In retrospect it might have been worth using a solicitor to speak for me or are judges supposed to take the middle line?
  10. Another development. I dont want to divulge too much here but now the moron has contacted members of my family and I think he is trying to blackmail them. He has discovered something he considers to be an impropriety and is asking the family connection what shall I do with this piece of information - shall I send it to HMRC. The family connection is ignoring him as there is no issue but where is this going to end?
  11. Dear Steampowered Thank you for your response. I feel so much better. I just called the court and they had not even received the defendant's letter and mentioned that if he wants to adjourn the hearing he needs to pay £50 to do so. It looks like the hearing is going ahead as planned. I wonder if he has just sent the letter to me (and not to the court) in the hope that I wouldnt turn up on the day! I take your point that the judge doesnt need to decide whether the guy is nice or not! This is something to remember. I will write to the court about the Google page incident and his misrepresentation of the arrival date of my bundle. Thank you again for your clear and relevant response.
  12. If I put the bad feedback that I found on the internet relating to this person in my bundle of supporting evidence, is this admissible? Also since my claim was for breach of contract and negligence and the Directions have asked for "a list of works complained of" and I have written about things like the units being crooked, the shelves being crooked, drawers not opening properly but these were not all literally itemised in my POC, I have said that it was done so badly that it needed to be done again. There were so many huge fundamental errors that little details like this are lost believe me. The guy failed to noticed some obstructions and I was forced to buy narrower units for another £600, I had to buy more tiles as he had cut what he did so badly. I bought £700 worth of panels because they were listed by the guy on his purchase list but he did not even allow space for those panels in his plan. The guy was a complete goofball. I have to redact my POC of personal details and will try to post it tomorrow as it is already late. At this stage I really want to expose the cowboy's lies and this issue with his google page. Am I allowed to advise the judge that this guy's currently serving a suspended sentence?
  13. Hi, I had a disaster with a kitchen fitter and have started court proceedings against him. He put in a Defence with a whole lot of lies. The court sent Directions last September and the hearing date was due in February. I followed the Directions to the letter and sent quite a substantial witness statement with all the emails and evidence I could find to substantiate my claim. I sent the bundle to the cowboy 2nd class recorded delivery therefore the date that it was received has been logged on the PO site. The cowboy has written to the court stating that the bundle arrived 3 days later than it did, ie after the 2 weeks prior to the hearing date! He has asked for the hearing date to be adjourned on the basis that he needs time to address the issues I've raised in my bundle. He's claiming they were not listed in my POC. on top of that, he has a google listing for his "business" and there is bad feedback on it, so I submitted a printout of this in my bundle. Not sure if this is admissible. I just looked at that listing again thinking he must have closed it down, when instead I saw that he has superimposed my name as a life coach with my family address (with whom I do not live) and a strange telephone number. The odd thing is that the map still shows his address rather than mine and the name of his business. This has really made me angry. I dont understand whether it is a covert threat or a stupid joke. It was suggested to me perhaps he intends to lure customers in my name and defraud them so that he can make trouble for me. I dont know what to do about this. Should I bring it to the attention of the judge? On top of this the guy is connected to a gang who defrauded elderly victims out of over £250k and were put on trial recently. tHe money laundered some of the proceeds and was taken to court and pleaded guilty and is currently serving a 6 months sentence suspended for 2 years. Apparently this information is not admissible because it is unrelated and because it is a criminal matter rather than a civil matter. Please can someone advise me how much of this information is admissible as I feel the judge should be aware. How can I land him in the dirt without overstepping the mark?
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