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  1. Hi all, I'm giving myself brain ache with this so I hope someone can help me out? Long (looooooooooong!) story short, my Aunt leased a retirement bungalow in 2011 from a company called Anchor. She paid a monthly service charge which went up every year. Sadly she passed away in June 2016, but the property only sold a few months ago. When my Mum, as the co-executor with her [utterly useless] brother, got the Statement of Account from the solicitor (who has NOT acted on her behalf in any way, shape or form) we noticed they'd paid Anchor almost £8,500.00 for a "Sink
  2. Thanks renegadeimp, that's what I was leaning towards but wasn't sure. I'll go next week and see what happens.
  3. Hi all, Hope someone can advise me what to do here. To cut a [very] long story short, I left my Samsung PC monitor at Currys in Lincoln at the beginning of June. They sent it off to the repair centre and it came back about a week later. Due to ill health I couldn't get to pick it up until last Thursday. When I did it was wrapped up in bubble wrap and I didn't have the time to unwrap and check it in store (BIG mistake!). I unwrapped it Monday evening and, to my absolute horror, it was covered in scratches! The whole of the bezel is just full of them; it looks like it's been laid
  4. If it were a dog it would have bitten me! I just skim-read the the thread tbh. Great outcome though, give me hope!
  5. I'm in a similar situation, so curious to know how this worked out for you Nivag1961. Did Hermes defend or give in?
  6. Thanks for your replies! It was King's Lynn CC, but I moved after the tenancy expired and now live in Lincolnshire. I've not claimed any HB since we moved as my Mum bought the house we're living in outright. I don't believe I still have the award letter, I'll double check, but pretty sure it's gone. I know I was only getting £50 per week paid four-weekly in arrears, starting 20th August 2012 and finishing on 13th May 2013, the tenancy ran from 16th April 2012 to 23rd April 2013. You see why I assumed the payment on 13th May was for the previous four-weekly period? I'm n
  7. @ Scott: Thanks for the response anyway. Is there anyone that could help? Really need to get this sorted as I can't afford for them to be taking chunks of my ESA; it's the only benefit I get!
  8. Hi all, I've been trying to deal with this issue myself, helped along by other people's problems with alleged overpayments, but I think I need some direct advice please. Background: In April 2012 my Mum and I rented a house for 12 months. I didn't know I was entitled to Housing Benefit until I was talking to a friend who said I should apply, which I did in May. I explained to the HB people that I didn't know I could apply for HB and asked if I could back-date the benefit to the day we moved in, which was was agreed to. The HB should have been paid from 16t
  9. OK, little update here: we've been back and forth with the Court and it seems the Cowboy has now given in; we got a letter from the Court saying if he didn't pay his fee before 17th May his claim would be struck out. He didn't pay, so that's what happened. But I wonder if I could pick some brains a bit more? We put in a Counter Claim for the money we had to pay for all the replacements we had to buy to get the kitchen up to scratch. Now that Cowboy has pulled out, do we still pursue the Counter Claim, or is the whole thing now ended? Not sure where we go from here and Google isn't helping
  10. Thanks for the reply raydetinu. Having read the document in the link provided, I have some further questions: Obviously matey boy isn't going to agree to this, so I don't have to write to him asking for his consent do I? I'd rather go straight to the court as I'd like as little contact with this cowboy as possible. I know it says I can do either, I just want to be 100% sure I'm not going to have this Set Aside rejected on some minor technicality! The document linked goes on to say: "Either way, you will have needed to have prepared your proposed defence." Does this mean my entire def
  11. Hi again, I need a bit more advice if possible. The kitchen fitter decided he wanted to take us to the SCC. We've done everything our end, stuck to all the rules etc. for filing a defence. Then, lo and behold, we've just got a letter from Lincoln CC saying, "It is ordered that 1. The defendant's defence is struck out pursuant to the order dated 17th February 2014. 2. Judgement for the claimant for £xxxx.xx plus court fees and costs of £xxx.xx. Dated 7th March 2014" I don't understand what's going on! The only thing I can think of is that we were sent an inco
  12. Hi again all! Well, after two years of battling Barclays I have now won my PPI re-claim! Woo! I've just received a cheque today! But I wondered, since they've faffed me about for over two years, and the compensation cheque isn't for as much as I'd worked out (they deducted 20% tax, apparently, but I'm not currently a taxpayer), can I now go for compound interest? They've gone the 8% route. Is it possible? I got compound interest on my Barclaycard, so why not on the loan? Also, say I bank the cheque today, does that mean I've accepted their offer and can't go on to claim compou
  13. Yes we have photo's. We're also going to take measurements where some of the wall units are higher than others and take photo's of us doing so... if that makes sense? We haven't decided what to do regarding his payment; on the one hand I'm tempted to withhold all the money he wants; on the other hand he's already paid the sub-contractors he got in (plumber and electrician), so not sure where we stand on that.Whatever happens he's not getting anywhere near what he wants as we're going to have to pay the new fitters costs, plus replace some doors he's ruined, cornice, pelmet and, the most
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