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  1. Let him dump it on the street and just get the AA to collect it if he has left it on a public road, then you at least have your car whilst you argue the charge.
  2. Screen from 3rd party - £65 Screen from manufacture (OEM) - £150+ Most high street stores get their parts from China and not from the manufactures as they aren't authorized repair centers, these phone shops that say they have new genuine iPhone screens and batteries are lying, they may have reconditioned screens (Apple LCD and Chinese glass) and re-cycled batteries that they plug into a little gadget to clear its life (charge cycles, capacity etc) to make it appear new. As you can imagine the Chinese counterparts are not always up to par when compared to an OEM part and it is reflected in the price you pay. I do repairs for mates and I have had the odd screen turn up with yellow / brown tints to them.
  3. He has now been to the magistrates courts for some legal help with the bill but they have said they couldn't advise and he would need to go to the council about it first. He is worried that they will be bias as they are the ones that gave him the bill, is there any independent party he could go too or would he need to find a lawyer that specializes in building regs etc ?
  4. Hey man, I did mention this too him but I don't think he wants to have other people pay for his stupidity (no insurance) If it really came to it he could just about afford the fees and renovations but it would wipe his saving to £0 Cheers
  5. Hi All, A while ago I have posted about the main cause of the issue - We are 18 months on and he is still living with us and not back in his place, he is looking to be out by the end of April as originally we said it would only be a couple months whilst he got himself sorted out anyway this isn't really relevant to the question. He has been billed around £26,000 from the council for works on the property and everything else involved ie putting up fencing, security, warning signage and a few more bits, how the bill was worked out was that the total cost for the various elements to make everything "safe" and divided by the 3 and a bill given to 23, 21 and 19 (19 was the only one insured, so I am assuming they are covering it.) It was billed under section 78 of the building act due to it being unsafe and work needing to be done immediately deeming it not having to go before a magistrate under section 79 of the building act as the magistrate could have said it was up to the property owners to carry out the work (however I doubt they would of said that due to the state of the 3 properties.) He is now arguing that the work wasn't carried out immediately and should have been billed under section 79, if he can get this confirmed anything that is billed under 78 will then become null and can't be charged, looking at Blackpool's website https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Residents/Planning-environment-and-community/Building-control/Dangerous-structures.aspx, the term immediately isn't defined, from the explosion to a contractor employed by the council to start work on the site took about 3-4 months as they found it difficult to get a tender filled due to most applicants not having the appropriate insurance, however it was all fenced off during this period with their erected fencing and no public access was allowed. Then another issue was the fact that during the time the council was looking after the property there was a number of break ins that resulting in stuff getting stolen (these have been reported to the police,) as well as when scaffolding was erected carpet was cut, floorboards damaged, fittings ripped off of wall and a few other cosmetic bits would any of this be recoverable under building act section 106 as it was under the councils care as he wasn't allowed access. He doesn't have anyway to prove what was actually owned (apart from a couple motorbikes) as a lot of the items where old and he doesn't have invoices etc and he also had his whole house cleared out by a removal firm due to having to have all the electrics re-wired, but this was done once he had the keys for the house back and it was deemed safe. Under section 80 there should have also been notices to demolish (Number 21) but neither 23,21 or 19 got this notice, does this have any bearing on paying the bill (https://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Residents/Planning-environment-and-community/Building-control/Demolition.aspx), this wasn't followed? Having a google online there is only one similar situation but I am not sure it applies as this was based on lease hold where the property was managed by the council, https://hsfnotes.com/realestatedevelopment/2016/10/14/compensation-for-closure-of-a-dangerous-structure/ So I was just looking for some advise or insight from someone that have had dealing involving this before. Regards
  6. Just an FYI Make all your edits in paint or Photoshop, was having a read through your documents and I can remove all the black outs using Adobe Reader DC revealing all the details.
  7. Unless that plug was already lose even a sharp kick wouldn't take it off. They have retainer clips on them to make sure they stay in place. On my first car that had a very similar set up to this and it was a real ball ache to get it off, also the fact that where the connector is you would have trouble getting a square kick too it. So either it was lose at sale or they are talking rubbish, a good idea would be to get the pin out of that connector and see if it co-insides with what started to die out on the car. Also another note, if it was like my old car it detaches bottom of the connector first towards you so the complete opposite way you would naturally accidentally kick it.
  8. Let's hope it isn't overclockers, they are a nightmare when it comes to returning screens.
  9. Not that I saw, they only checked the diameter of the pipe, how many radiators / showers we have, location of boiler and making sure the new one can fit in the same place as the old one. Then the installers just came in and did the job no checks before hand. Don't really care to much for the installers tbh they had been told about 20 times shut doors behind them as we had just rescued a Malamute and he just ignored us to the point the dog escaped onto the road out front luckily he listened to me and came back, as he had got out before and ran about 10 streets away, would rather have someone else in.
  10. Hey King, Part of the £2.5k was a power flush it was also drained twice and then additives added. The guys that did the install that also came out to investigate and came up with the £700 figure are trying to pull a fast one, he told my partner the pump model thinking she wouldn't note it down and I have found it for £270 at screwfix, it goes on the cold water inlet before it hits the boiler and would take someone an hour to install as it is just removing a section of pipe and adding two fittings that screw onto the pump and hold it in place, if I had the time and tools I would even consider doing it. https://www.screwfix.com/p/salamander-pumps-homeboost-hb-booster-mains-water-boosting-pump-1-6bar/75286 Going to give the guy that repaired the old one and fitted our hob a call tomorrow and see what his charge to fit it will be and then go to E-On with that quote and see what they come up with. Cheers
  11. Hi All, Need some help with how to proceed with my issues, story below; We have had a boiler installed via Eon earlier this year and about two weeks after having the boiler installed we have noticed an issue when using the shower mainly, I contacted the installers Rothwell Plumbing Services Ltd and they took a while to get back in contact but at the time it would only do it maybe once a week so I didn't chase it too much. What will happen is the water will all of a sudden go ice cold for about 60-90 seconds and then heat back up, there is no pressure drop whilst this is happening. To test if it was my shower mixer I turned on the bathroom sink hot tap and that was also ice cold too indicating it is an issue with the boiler. It would only do it on the odd occasion and it has just started happening more and more to the point it is doing it every other time the shower is being used. Rothwell Plumbing Services Ltd have come round today and say that our water pressure is too low and is only 8L/PM instead of the recommended 16-18L/PM and this is what they think is causing it. They have said they can remedy the issue by fitting a pump within our house to increase the pressure but this will cost me £700 approx. I don't want to pay this after paying £2.5k to have the boiler installed thinking that was it we would have a shiny new boiler after the one in the property started leaking in a couple places and that one kept the water hot at least, we only purchased the house a few months prior so money had been tight being our first home. I have emailed E-ON as I can never get through to the installation complaints department via phone it just dials out and dies. "To Whom it may concern, We have had a boiler installed via Eon earlier this year and about two weeks after having the boiler installed we have noticed an issue when using the shower mainly, I contacted the installers RTS and they took a while to get back in contact but at the time it would only do it maybe once a week so I didn't chase it too much. What will happen is the water will all of a sudden go ice cold for about 60-90 seconds and then heat back up, there is no pressure drop whilst this is happening. To test if it was my shower mixer I turned on the bathroom sink hot tap and that was also ice cold too indicating it is an issue with the boiler. It would only do it on the odd occasion and it has just started happening more and more to the point it is doing it every other time the shower is being used. I have got in touch with the installer and they think it is down to the water pressure as they ran tests and have come back saying that the pressure is only around 8L/pm when it should be around 16-18L/pm, they have said they can fit a pump within the property to increase the pressure at the cost of approx £700 that should remedy the issue. So seeing as you are the ones that came out to survey and recommended a boiler based on the results of the survey conducted within the property I would ask that you either come out and confirm their findings and if you don't agree fix the issue or if you agree pay for the additional work that needs to be done so we can use the boiler that we are now paying for with no issues. I have asked them for a copy of the report so I can forward it to you and if needed I will also get an interdependent boiler expert out to give me a report and I will forward that along with the invoice to pay if you need a second opinion. It has caused me a lot of issues personally as I have had an operation on both of my big toes and I need to shower daily and when the water goes ice cold it causes me to jolt forwards sending pain across my foot and up my leg. I have tried contacting your office a few times but each time it just rings and rings and then cuts out. If you wish to contact me directly my phone number is XXXXXXXXXX. Regards XXXXXX" Do you think I am right with what I have said above in my email and asking for them to pay for it as they are the one that completed the surveys and tests and recommended the installed boiler based on this ? Apart from waiting for a reply what should my next steps be ? Thanks in advance PIXeL
  12. Thanks, will pass details on. She doesn't pay rent, it is more just living expenses like food, prescriptions and travel.
  13. Hi All, Another post on behalf of my partners sister and farther. Apologies in advance if some of these benefit names have changed and I am calling them the wrong name and for the long post. Background Story; Partners Dad's house that himself and other daughter was living became UN-inhabitable due to a gas explosion next door that blew a hole in the side (https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/a-miracle-escape-from-gas-explosion-at-21-charles-street-in-blackpool-1-8780154) Daughter suffers from moderate Asperger Syndrome and has recently been diagnosed as clinically depressed. She got fired from her job due to not turning up and some conflicts internally that started to escalate (she described it as bullying but I don't think that was the full She got paid out £8k from the job due to being done by the book and they previously had to pay out £40k for a previously fired employee. Her Dad moved into ours whilst she moved into her "partners" Mum's house, her partner is currently a registered carer for his Mum who has now got the onset of dimensia She now has blown through the £8k on material itemswithin the space of 6 months and has no money and no job and claims she can't work due to this depression as unknown people trigger panic attacks but she can attend events like steampunk, real ale events etc filled with unknown people. She is now being prescribed some medication to help with the depression but she has to pay for it, she is constantly now calling her Dad asking for money for these things, he is happy to do it at the moment but solely from necessities. Her Dad also thinks that her partner has also "helped" spend the original £8k payout as he runs an unsuccessful business that is currently £50k+ in debt and can't afford to pay himself. Question; her Dad wants to know what she could be entitled too money / housing wise whilst all this is getting sorted, both house rebuild and depression. She said she applied for JSA but was turned down, there was no proof that she actually went to the Job Center and her story seemed a bit off, we don't think she want's to sign on maybe for sense of pride etc as everyone one else in the family works, but will happily drain her Dad of money and make him pay for her drinks bill etc. She hasn't mentioned anything about seeing if she is entitled to any disability based benefits. Daughter in question is 28 years old and her partner is 47 (I think,) he is a registered carer for his ill Mum, lives at his Mum's home with other family and the Daughter in question, works so many hours a week for his own company but doesn't pay himself as the company has no money and hasn't for years. Any help or advise would be appreciated on how to approach this and again sorry for the long post but I know people are asked for more information on the forum all the time so thought I would try and get as much of it down as possible. Thanks in Advance.
  14. My guess is if it was on repeating dates each week it would be Microsoft updates assuming she is using a computer / laptop and not a tablet (even then apps will force updates if you don't have your settings correct.)
  15. Parcel2Go don't have warehouses, they are just an office, they are a middle man service. The fact UPS lost it though I would push for the full value of the item from Parcel2Go, it didn't get damaged due to poor packaging etc.
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