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  1. This topic was closed on 03/07/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  2. This topic was closed on 03/07/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  3. This topic was closed on 03/07/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  4. This topic was closed on 03/06/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  5. This topic was closed on 03/06/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  6. Ooohhhh... Is it more or less wrong than letting them go to a Housing Association for less than 10,000 each? This is what Crawley is trying to do. I can see why: they can offload their obligations and improve their cashflow problems but I've seen it in other areas: tenants' rights are eroded and rents shoot up. I actually wrote an article published in the local paper last year, suggesting that if they do go ahead with these sales, they should be obliged to offer the same homes to qualifying tenants for, say, 30 thousand. That way, they still dump their responsibilities but get a l
  7. Wow, thanks all! Bankoff, I'm sorry. I thought you were talking about a Power of Attorney as something distinct from an Enduring Power of Attorney; that's what I was asking you about: the POA that is necessary if there is no EPA in place. I can find lots of info on the procedures for an EPA but precious little about a POA. Good to know that the fees have come down.
  8. All this was around two years ago now but I'm wondering about the position. I decided to go for Tiscali broadband and duly signed up online. In due course, I received the package containing external modem, etc. However, half the components listed were missing, making it impossible to install. I phoned Tiscali but was met with a system of options: Are you a new broadband customer? yes Have you installed everything as instructed? No In that case, phone us again when you have.. Trying again: ... Have you installed everything as instructed? I tried 'yes' this time.
  9. It is a free car park and the notices state that it is for the use of patrons only. It is surrounded on three sides by various leisure facilities: a health club, a bar, a bowling centre and arcade, a 25 screen cinema, Italian restaurant, Maccy D's, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday and Brannigan's (club). By 'patrons' we all presume that they mean anyone patronising any of those establishments is free to park there while doing so. It is roughly a quarter of a mile from the main shopping area of Crawley, and so was getting used by a few citizens as free parking for the purposes of going shopping.
  10. Bankfodder, I already have links to free EPA forms - enduring power of attorney, through the guardianship.gov site. I had been trying to get my mum to move into sheltered accommodation nearer me for past year. She was not interested and when, a few months ago, she started having periods of delusion and confusion, I started looking into the EPA route, fearing that her mental state might worsen. She was also getting more frail and careless - not noticing that the house was filling with gas when a burner on the hob went out, for instance, and eating food way past its sell-by date. A
  11. There is indeed no right or wrong time to have a baby - I know whereof I speak! But what has happened to our society? How would you have survived if you had not been allowed to just keep borrowing? Is it the crazy house prices? And are they fuelled by pop stars and fat cats all wanting to live in London and hence affecting the rest of the market? House prices are kept too high by everyone just agreeing to them and taking on more debt than they can realistically afford. Dutch friends who have moved to England agree that the attitude to money here is vastly different: I don't mean to be
  12. I was wrong; it was three weeks ago, not two. I lose track, partly because I became ill around a week later myself, with something akin to 'flu. It was a shock, as a stroke always is I suppose. In this case, I became alarmed that my mum wasn't answering the phone. As I live nearly an hour's drive away, I phoned 999 before jumping in the car myself. When I got there, they had broken in and found her on the floor. We estimate that she must have been there two days and one night. She arrived at hospital with a temperature of just 32 (severe hypothermia) and serious dehydration. Being
  13. I'm starting this thread though my original comment was elsewhere. I mentioned that my mother had a severe stroke two weeks ago and was coming up for assessment very soon at the hospital where she currently is. BANKOFF WROTE: QUOTE: From my own experience, it may take some time for them to rehabilitate your mother, so you don't have to worry just yet. It will depend on your circumstances, there are a lot of angles on this. How well your mother does with the rehabilitation etc. When they get to the point where they are asking you to find her somewhere to go, then be pre
  14. Dan, You say the excessive charges are meant as a deterrent (for which statement your employers will not thank you, by the way) and that, if they were not applied, then everyone would just go into more and more debt. I have lived in the Netherlands, and worked for a bank there, where such charges are illegal (not just unlawful, as they are here), and I can therefore allay your fears: people there do NOT just go further and further overdrawn. It's very simple: the banks simply do not allow the payment to go through. The whole payment system is the other way around there anyway, but t
  15. Great link there, thanks. My mother is currently in hospital after a severe stroke two weeks ago. She is coming up for assessment (of recovery/ability/skills) soon and clearly will not be able to live on her own anymore. This means I am just entering this minefield. Should I start a thread for this or just take it 'outside'... i.e. follow the link and keep it out of this forum? Edit: starting own thread for this.
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