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  1. To me "£38 or less" means a maximum of £38 or LESS, not MORE! How do you justify that? And for those that said "all you have to do is find a fare at £38 and one at £37.95" - but that still does not cover "£38 or LESS". @ Bazza - having a bit of common sense is not "tosh" compared to stats. I came back today (on the train) it was packed, many people were forced to stand up, if the train derailed, or the emergency break was applied because one idiot decided to play "chicken" on the tracks (a recent increase, which is a fact for you since your a person of facts) - how many of those standing
  2. Well, if we rewind back when cars were a "luxury" - public transport was aimed at those that could not afford the "luxury" - I might be entirely wrong! I dont want to start a pointless debate, but one thing, in my opinion, cars are probably safer than trains as you got no forms of restraint and safety features in trains such as seatbelts and airbags. The likelihood of an injury increases for passengers standing up "toe to heal" lol. As car users we have to ensure all safety aspects via an MOT and you would expect with the ever increasing rail prices safety would be consid
  3. I seen that too. Problem is, the £25 ticket is at 12:15 - too early for me, later afternoon is £48... It drops to £22 at 2315 which is too late. I need something after 2pm really! It was about £3ish for parking (not far off from Nottingham prices 80p for 30mins anyone?) lol Miss my student rail card courtesy of Natwest
  4. Ok, I need to go to to London from Nottingham this Thurs/Fri. On East Midlands Trains website it says this: "Return tickets to London for £38 or less" http://www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/travelling-with-us/our-network/trains-to-london/ Ok, now I have been quoted from Nottm to London £17 one way, return journey I am getting stupid figures around £48-90 one way! The return tickets are coming in at over £120. The above prices are from 2 singles (even with their "best fare finder") - as you can see these figures are way out with their "£38 or less".... What is going on here?
  5. Oh god I cant remember. I think it £44.50 x 4 = £178 and I paid £5 last month = £183. They said previously they want it all by end of financial year. But previously I have been quoted £8 per month then £20 and all the other figures in another post. What are my options here? Because I got NOTHING to live on?! Something to note here: recently I been contacted by some agent in Birmingham asking whether I wish to sell a HMO property that I managed a long time ago for someone or let this agent let it for me. The funny thing is how does this agent know I own/manage it and how in
  6. As of April 2013, thanks to the changes, councils are free to set their own criteria as you state. Most councils have, however, withdrawn the Class A 100% empty unfurnished property discount. If your property remains empty after 1 year, some councils are now charging 150% council tax!! You need to really refer to the council's website and see the new rules. All private landlords going down the pan - private tenants hard to find even more thanks to all the new student complexes being built everywhere, and if 1 property is empty you pay £100+ per month if its more than on
  7. Oh and if the property was unoccupied and even unfurnished the landlord would still have to pay for council tax regardless (due to the changes this year many councils have scrapped 100% empty unfurnished discount). I had someone tell me that since my property is a business it is therefore considered as "commerical waste" and therefore I cannot use the bins - what kind of a joke is that? What is the point of council tax then?
  8. Filled out means enquiry form, and stated I only have £25 to live on at the end of the month after the mortgage. I am willing to give them the £25. Both my bank accounts I am overdrawn to the max. Today they wrote to me saying they considered my offer £5-25 per month, but they cant accept it and the minimum they can take now is £44.50 per month. Or it will be passed on to bailiffs. I hardly own many possessions since I live with parents. What are my options here? I am not on benefits either due to falling out of the threshold. They are asking for nearly twice the £25 I hav
  9. Wow, received my bailiff warning letter today (2weeks after the hearing date). Now they are not willing to accept £20 a month. It has to be paid by end of financial year, which works out at £36 a month. Seriously from £7, to £20, now £36?! Quiet ridiculous. They let it get this far purposely so they can get more out of you! Gota go down the route of a "means enquiry form".
  10. That's great news mate. They could have been awkard about it but as the car is 3 years old and stil running on its first belt which snapped - is no fault of your own. And cam belts for modern cars are recommended upto 80-100k!
  11. Thankyou CB. The judge said "the liability order will be granted" - is it not the same thing? When the council chap who left after the hearing abruptly told me "the court will send out the liability to order and from there you can make payment arrangements etc". Am kind of confused.
  12. (I have skimmed over this topic) I will give you option number 4: Tell him that if he contacts you again you will go to the police as he is harrassing you. The car was "sold as seen" as is every car sold privately. You dont know if he has gone and cause the damage himself to the vehicle - he could have! The buyer should do any checks prior to sale and exchanging money/car. My friend he is taking you for a ride, you sound like someone with lack of knowledge / a kind, soft type of person who others might think they can take you for a ride. I sold an old Golf once and it ha
  13. Mis-communication between benefits and council tax department. Very common with local authorities this sort of behaviour and before you know your in court entirely because some incompetent employee(s) couldnt do their job(s) properly.
  14. That link doesnt work. Ah if you told me first I could've taken that with me. There was only 3 of us and many others "sorted it" outside. Many didnt turn up so were dealt without their presence. Funny you mention others Outlawla, I tried talking to one chap he refused to let anything out, tried again after the hearing and he said "I dont want to talk about" - what the idiots dont understand I am in the same place. Of course we will be bullied if we dont unite. CB - I am used to it total unfair nonsense system - talk about democracy. UK allied with US talk about democracies in
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