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  1. Hi Not sure whether anyone will be able to help me with this, but I received a text today, number is 07557657688 Dont have anything with PPI anyway, and having looked up the company, it doesnt seem like they will tell me much My worry is that the text was addresses to my 9 year old son, not myself, and I am wondering how on earth this has happened My ex wife and his mother are not on the best of terms and I am genuinely worried she may have done something untoward Does anyone know how these things work and how a mix up like this may have happened? Mnay Thanks
  2. Hi First off so sorry for the delay, so many things happening (most not good unfortunately) Anyway the upshot of it is that I was given the summary judgement on the overdraft, plus the interest they have claimed on it, with costs to be decided later. The judge was actually an absolute gent and listened to everything I said, but said even despite the bank pulling the plug on my overdraft without me defaulting, he still had to give judgement as I was liable for the money, and much of the cca act doesn't apply He has given them another 3 months to find the loan agreement, with a view to another hearing in September Whether they are awarded costs depends on whether they win the case over the loan or not it seems I haven't got the court order through yet, so will update exactly what it says when it comes through
  3. Yep did the statement of truth bit, just didn't copy it on here Have PM'd you back
  4. Yes, although they are useless because they are copies that I can't read
  5. Excellent, thanks very much tom, I'll tweak that tonight and add all that you have put in Hopefully that can do the business tomorrow Thanks again and sorry for the numerous posts earlier but things were changin every second and I had been caught totally on the hop (which no doubt was there intention)
  6. It says the name of the bank, the location and street, no postcode
  7. Hi Tom Unfortunately I don't have a scanner at present, but have copied it out on a previous post Is this not sufficient, is it something specific?
  8. I have drafted this letter guys, which I intend to fax to the court tomorrow (may have to iron out a few things) Is this any good given the current situation Name Address Claim Number ****** URGENT - RESPONSE FROM DEFENDANT TO CLAIMANT'S APPLICATION FOR SUMMARY JUDGEMENT, REGARDING CLAIM *****, ****v *** Dear Sir Or Madam, On calling the court at approximately 10-15am on 22 May, I was informed that the claimant National Westminster Bank Plc had applied for summary judgement against me. I had not at that time been supplied, or served, with any application for summary judgement, or informed by the claimant's solicitor that they would apply for summary judgement. Whilst I received the application at approximately 12pm the same day, in the absence of a properly served application, I ask that the court refuse to consider this application until I have had the requisite time to consider a response. Further, I believe that the claimant can not rely on any evidence attached, if the hearing tomorrow deals with the summary judgement application, under part 24.5 of the Civil procedure rules, this states it must be served at least 7 days before any such hearing. I note that the applicant has not asked for the permission of the court to apply for a summary judgement under part 24.4(1)(b) of the civil procedure rules. I am entitled to 14 days notice of any hearing of the application under part 24.4(3). The claimant had given no indication they were going to go this route. Consequently, I ask the court to consider whether this application is vexatious, coming the day before a hearing in the matter and without proper notice. The claimant has now served on me the documents it is required, but not under the court order of 20 Febriary 2008, and I am left unable to properly prepare for the hearing tomorrow. On top of this the claimant made an offer of settlement on a Without Prejudice basis on the 16th May which was received by myself on 19th May. They have given me less than 48 hours to reply to this before applying for a summary judgement. On those grounds I ask the court to allow myself further time to reply to the settlement offer and respectfully suggest to the court that given all the reasons outlined above, the claim for summary judgement cannot possibly succeed. With regards to point 2 of their application, 'the balance of the claim to be adjourned generally with liberty to apply' I respectfully ask the court to strike out totally this part of the claim. The claimant has had 18 months to supply a properly executed agreement and has failed to do. To leave them at liberty to apply should they 'come across it' would seem totally unfair on myself, and they have given no reason if they have not found it after 18 months of searching, why they would expect to do so in the future. I object to their application for myself to pay their costs, as the only reason this claim has gone on so long it because of their refusal and denial of their obligations to need a properly executed agreement in order to enforce this claim. This has been stated by the claimant's solicitor in both correspondence to me and several hearings. With respect, if the claimant is now avoiding trial without an agreement this suggests that they were in fact incorrect and cannot claim any costs that they have incurred fighting this particular matter. I would ask the court to consider if this is also vexatious as the claimant has carried on pursuing this matter, knowing it to an utterly unenforceable part of the claim. I also suggest to the court that there are issues with the overdraft account, now they have produced the default notice (this was not produced before). The overdraft limit on this acount is actually £3,000, although I note the amount on the default notice claimed is under this. This implies I had not actually broken any terms of their agreement as suggested by the default notice, which was issued under Section 76 (1) and Section98 (1) of the CCA Act 1974. Section 76 (1) can only be used if the overdraft expires at a specific time, as explained in 76 (2) Section 76 (2) says 'SubSection 1 applies only when (a) A period for the duration of the agreement is specified in the agreement This applies both to Sections 76 and Section 98 so I respectfully request to the court that these are invalid default notices unless, the claimant can prove that there was an agreement specifying when the overdraft expired. As the claimant has not provided one, and given the length of time the case has gone on for, and the claimant's conduct so far, I respectfully ask to the court to consider whether the claimant's claims have any merit whatsoever.
  9. OK, the original claim does break down the 2 accounts but this started such a long time ago, I have probably been guilty of letting my mind slip here, as the loan claim made up much more of the claim and this was what has made it drag on so long.(although I note the original claim isn't in their trial bundle) Not sure whether I put it earlier but they made me an offer 2 days on a without prejudice basis regarding settling for the amount of the overdraft only (although they didn't specify this was for the overdraft at the time), and parties to bear their own costs. I was about to reply after I telephoned the court today, and then of course found out they had applied for summary judgement including costs without giving me chance to accept or reject their offer (I don't consider 48 hours a reasonable time period) As I say it's the costs that wory me although this default notice is looking dubious and I don't actually know what I was defaulted for
  10. This is the deafult notice Notice served under Sections 76 (1) and 98 (1) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 IMPORTANT - YOU SHOULD READ THIS CAREFULLY Claimants Name and Address (Potscode Omitted) To: Name : My Name And Address Overdraft on Account Number : ****** Your overdraft is repayable on demand being made by the Bank: and such demand will terminate the overdraft arrangement. The Bank intends to demand payment of the Total Amount Outstanding as set out below (if necessary by court action) and accordingly terminate the overdraft on or after 04/03/05 unless by that date you have made an alternative arrangement for repayment which is acceptable to the bank Prinicipal £2925-28 Interest to the date shown above £69.01* Total amount outstanding £2,994.99 Interest will continue to be applied to the account and the Total Amount outstanding will increase accordingly, if payment is not made by the date shown above IF YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY IN PAYING ANY SUM OWING UNDER THE AGREEMENT YOU CAN APPLY TO THE COURT WHICH MAY MAKE AN ORDER ALLOWING YOU ANY SURETY OR MORE TIME IF YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO YOU SHOULD GET HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. FOR EXAMPLE YOU SHOULD CONTACT A SOLICITOR, YOUR LOCAL TRADING STANDARDS DEPARTMENT OR YOUR NEAREST CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU For National Westmister Bank Plc No Signature Date 11/02/05 A few points. Obviously this is a photocopy and certainly something I do not remember receiving although I do not deny I had the account. They have also sent statements and interestingly the overdraft limit was £3,000 so I clearly haven't breached anything and was within the limit at the time of default, which probably explains why they haven't put anything like that, it seems either they suddenly fancied claiming it back, or dare I say it, it is something they have cobbled together more recently 98(1) suggests that they can only default me if I had an overdraft with an agreed expiry date, well this certainly isn't the case so surely that invalidates the notice. And yes there are charges applied to the account
  11. Summary judgement says 1 There be a judgement for the Cliamant for the sum of ***** (this is basically the overdraft plus interest) 2 The balance of the claim be adjourned generally with liberty to apply. 3 The Defendant to pay the Claimant's costs of these proceedings because 1 The Defendant has not raised any defence in respect of the Current Account numbered ***** under which the Claimant claims the sum of **** plus interest 2 The Defendant has raised a defence to the Loan Account putting the bank to strict proof that the Loan Agreement was signed. The Claimant is still carrying out a search in order to try and locate this agreement and would ask that the claim relating to this account be adjourned generally Ok so the upshot is that after 18 months of trying to find a loan agreement and convincing me that they will still win without one, they duck out of this at the last minute and admit defeat. However despite the fact I am seemingly right, they still want to claim costs. They also state that I have not made a defence re the overdraft, well I would of had I known, but I still feel I have as I stated in my defence the requirements of a valid default notice etc, well this surely applies on overdrafts (and they have provided it) Some interesting points on the default anyway which I will post up in a few mins
  12. Another update lol The court have contacted me to say there will no longer be a trial tomorrow, but a hearing instead to listen to their application for a summary judgement. So he hasn't given it to them as such, but we now seem to have an entirely different ball game and the costs they are going to apply for worry me far more than the last minute overdraft they are going to go for, as I am sure they will try to bump the costs up to cover any loss they feel they have on the loan Also the fact they want to adjourn the claim for the loan in case they findn the agreement, surely 18 months is enough time for anyone, they clearly do not have it but want it hanging over me forever Problem is I'm now worried about going for another adjournment (due to lack of time), in case I get lumbered with more costs
  13. Right, sorry been busy, but things seem to have change right at the last minute putting me in a ridiculous situation All of a sudden they have now decided that part of the claim is actually for an overdraft (a very small part of it admittedly). I have just received the application for summary judgement through the door dated yesterday, so they have not complied with the requisite amount of time I'll go into details of amounts as I feel I must now Original claim was for 16k for various monies owed under loan account(s), now all of a sudden they are saying they cannot find the loan agreement so they wish to have that adjourned (to apply again at any time), and claim £3,000 for a current account that I haven't defended (well I didn't know they were claiming for it so of course I haven't), and they wish me to pay costs (which is the bit that worries me as I know what they are like) They have even sent a copy of a default notice from the current account, which looks valid unless it needs to be an original and needs a signature (they could have created this recently of course) I feel I shouldn't have to pay costs as the main argument was they were trying to claim on a loan without an agreement, well they have accepted they can't and this is what has dragged this out. Where do I go from here, do I write to the court re-the vexatious claimant letter (1 day is not enough to prepare), and I also need to defend paying costs and interest (they have dragged this out not me), and I will look at the validity of the default notice All help very gratefully received and thanks for the replies so far
  14. Morning guys, Although nothing has been happening and the trial is tomorrow I suddenly need some urgent help, wish I had kept this thread alive Basically nothing has been happening, claimant didn't follow any court orders, ie not exchanging documents, not replying to my defence etc, and then a couple of days ago they sent me a without prejudice offer of settlement. Was just about to fax my reply, when I telephoned the court and they have about 20 minutes ago, applied for a summary judgement against me ie a judgement without having to have the trial tomorrow Have no idea the reasons they have given, the amount they are claiming or anything. I feel I need to fax the court quickly or contact the claimant in case I get some dopey judge who falls for their cock and bull As the Beatles song goes 'Help I need Somebody Now' I really thought I had seen the last of their tricks
  15. We are having mail re-directed to a new address and Lowells have mysteriously got hold of it within a couple of months
  16. I had an agreement that was barely legible and I pointed this out to them They discontinued the case the day before the hearing
  17. You may also find the Egg default notice will make it unenforceable The default notice we had from them did not specify the amount required to remedy the default
  18. I have been embroiled in a similar battle with Nat West whereby they do not have a signed credit agreement (of course they say they are looking for it) This has now been going on 2 years. 3 times they have managed to wriggle out of a disclosure statement (despite court orders), they have also tried slapping on extra costs to try to intimidate me into paying up, ie they told the court their costs were 5k at one stage, when I questioned it a judge ruled they could be no more than £500 The upshot is that they have somehow successfully got it to trial, so be prepared for a long hard battle where they will try and break you
  19. Yes they can, however if there is no equity on the property it would seem a fairly futile exercise
  20. Just a quick update on this, and a bit of advice please if possible on the next step The defence was put in to the court's satisfaction and since then we have been asked to provide standard disclosure, copies of documents for inspection and statements of fact We have complied with all of this and now have the pre trial checklist questionnaire On checking with the court, Bryan Carter have not complied with any of the court's instructions so we feel we have a good chance of getting the case struck out Should we just attach an application to have the case struck out, pay the requisite fee and take our chances, or is there a better, more suttle and cheaper way around it
  21. Hi Just to give you some support, I also am dealing with this lot for a second time Last year their claim was succesfully struck out, when they didn't submit any documents and didn't turn up in court I am now dealing with another claim of their's for my wife and have recieved the same response as you so far, saying they are not obliged to supply documents under CPR rules I have done the defence accordingly
  22. Interesting Dealing with something on my wife's behalf for Egg We asked for the default notice but they didn't send it, and we have since found it The default notice is very vague, doesn't mention the amount outstanding on the alleged debt, and just says that instalments of £275 are required to remedy the breach, without saying how many instalments and dates to pay it by (add to that the monthly payment on the original agreement was different to the £275 instalments asked for on the default) Wonder how many of there other default notices are like this, as they just seem like figures plucked from nowhere
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