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  1. I had a new boiler fitted by a shade greener on 16/12/14 when i say fitted it was a very windy day when it was fitted and they left a Couple of jobs to finish of like fitting the weatherseal to the flue and clearing all the brick dust they had covered everything in my attic with' these jobs i was told would be done the next day but they were not Finally after many facebook messages and phonecalls a fitter was sent to return on his way home from work when it was dark he refused to go up the ladders as it was dark and there was nobody to foot the ladders and he only had the bottom half of a henry hoover and a brush which he said himself would not sort the job out He never came back despite many phonecalls to Everlasting boilers Just after Xmas my boiler broke down I rang the 24 hour helpline to be told somebody would ring me back to sort the problem out 48 hours later still no phonecall i rang up another gas fitter who asked me for the error code and told me to turn the boiler off and then back on again to sort the problem out - This fixed it it would appear that I was forgotton about for both the finishing off work AND the clean up work and also the "24 hour care" this was the case until about 2 weeks ago when some jumped up git rang my mobile and told me i had to pay or they would come rip the boiler out I told them that i wanted the unfinished work completed before I agreed to start paying for it but his answer was "see you in court"! Today a county court summons has appeared for the grand total of £5170.52 for the boiler I have no issues with paying for it BUT the agreement says payments start after the work has been completed but it still hant been completed so where do i stand please Thanks in advance
  2. I'm posting this on behalf of an elderly gentleman who has absolutely no computer skills. In March he received a Parking fine from Premier Park for 15mins in a local carpark. He swears the machine wasn't working on the day but has no independent witnesses. He spent 15mins looking at the instructions including when he went out of the carpark to see where the nearest phone box was. when he realised it was too far he came back and drove out. I'll attach the correspondence to this post. I helped him draft letters based on forums we'd looked at. Premier Park were useless to say the least. Unfortunately he didn't get his POPLA appeal in in time (i.e. by a few days and although POPLA state appeals might be submitted late, they don't make it easy), and there is a letter attached showing how they were less than useless with this also. We are now at the County Court stage. Is it worth fighting it further or just paying the £235? 1. the claim has been filed in Exeter and the gentleman has a heart condition so cannot travel that far, his nearest court is in Liverpool. he was served on the 3rd. does the 14days mean he can apply to change courts. 2. Is it possible to have the charge reduced? the first time Premier Park even mention checking the machine to see if it works is the their court statement, if he'd known before maybe he might have thought there was an issue with the coin and paid the original £60/£100. He's still adamant it wasn't working. 3. I didn't include the POPLA complaint form as it's the same as the original letter. Thanks in advance Popla complaint redacted 15:6.pdf Popla complaint ADR redacted 18:7.pdf Premier Park Case.pdf
  3. Today I checked my credit file for the sheer hell of it. Personally I'm not bothered what it says as I don't borrow money. Made those mistakes years ago and now my file is at zero. However what I did find was a CCJ for £280 issued last October. Whoever the claimant was didn't write to me at my current address despite being on the electoral register and not at my previous one. They sneakily wrote to the old address so as to win by default. I have a very good idea who this, but it doesn't show on my credit file, just a claim number. I am guessing here but I think it may be a debt collector who has been harassing me for years over this alleged debt It was to Orange for a mobile contract which I had never has. ( I was the victim of ID fraud and they did other things too ). Despite many, many letters asking them for proof like the Deed of Assignment, Deed of Novation and a contract that proves I am the debtor and responsible, they have ignored me. To then sue me using an old address when they only wrote again only yesterday to my current one, I find this extremely bad practice that flies in the face of all the guidelines on debt collections. This is just spite of their behalf, nothing more. Today I wrote to that Mickey Mouse court called Northampton business centre where no judge ever sets foot and asked for the judgement to be set aside as I have not been notified and I have been denied my right to defend myself. Also I issued a counterclaim for a considerable sum as set down by a judge in a similar situation where PC World sued a man over a computer and filed an inaccurate and untruth report on his credit file. Now what will happen? Will my set aside be successful as it really is a bit cheeky to sue somebody deliberately using an old address so that you win by default. This smacks of a certain debt collector who we are all familiar with on this forum.
  4. Hi all, I received a County Court Claim (Northampton) 4 days ago for a couple of pre-1998 student loans that I'd successfully deferred until 2013 . My account was not in default at the time, but when Erudio took over, I decided to ignore their deferral form because of all the personal info they were demanding, and later because of all the stories I heard about their dodgy practices. long story short, I've never replied to any of their correspondence, but unfortunately I ignored a PAP from Drydens recently, and now I have a County Claim form. My address hasn't changed, but I'm guessing that they're going for a default judgement as I've never sent them anything. I intend to defend the claim, but not sure whether my ignoring their letters previously will look bad if it goes to court? Many thanks in advance for any help on this matter.
  5. Guys, I am about to send defence to Northampton County Court, please I need your help. Claim issued 14/09/18, received it on 18/09/18 and acknowledged it same day on 18/09/18. I think I have till wed 17/10/18 to file my defence? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Claim is about HBOS overdraft of current account I held since 2003, I believe it's status barred judging from when it was closed... od fees was up to 100 pounds I couldn't maintain payment. I held 2 overdrawn current account but upon challenging for second account they recently sent me letter stating account closed balance is zero. If I had challenged Lowell for the one they raised claim for maybe they'd dropped it as well. But i didn't I just bin their letters as believe it's statute barred. Other points: 1, Account number they've been quoting is wrong 2, Despite signing for it and cashing statutory 1 pound, they have not responded to all my signed for letters dated 21/22 sept 18 : CCA, Cpr 31.14, etc. SAR to HBOS no reply yet many thanks for any help in advance
  6. Name of the Claimant ? PRA Group Date of issue 19/12/2018 What is the claim for – 1.The claimant claims the sum of £4793.79 for an outstanding debt owed. 2.On 20.01.2005 the defendant entered into a an agreement with Barclays Bank PLC for a credit card under reference ….. 3.On the 06/05/2011 the defendant defaulted on the agreement with an outstanding balance of £5041.31. 4.On 17/08/2015 the debt of £5041.31 was assigned to PRA Group(UK) Ltd. Notices of assignment were sent to the defendant in accordance with S136 law of property act 1925. Payments of £232.96 were received up to 20/03/20108 and adjustments have been applied in the sum of £14.56. 5.AND THE CLAIMANT CLAIMS 1. The sum of £4793.79 An Egg CC debt £4793.79 + court costs Have you received prior notice of a claim being issued pursuant to paragraph 3 of the PAPDC (Pre Action Protocol) ?Yes What is the total value of the claim? £5058.79 what is the claim for: egg credit card When did you enter into the original agreement before or after April 2007 ? 2005 should I request the CCA I believe they won't have a problem proofing I owe this debt? Is the debt showing on your credit reference files (Experian/Equifax /Etc...) ?No it came off about a year ago Has the claim been issued by the original creditor or was the account assigned and it is the Debt purchaser who has issued the claim.Debt purchaser PRA Were you aware the account had been assigned – did you receive a Notice of Assignment? Yes sure I did ! Did you receive a Default Notice from the original creditor? Yes Have you been receiving statutory notices headed “Notice of Default sums” – at least once a year ? Not sure Why did you cease payments? Had a brain injury What was the date of your last payment?19/12/2018 Was there a dispute with the original creditor that remains unresolved? No Did you communicate any financial problems to the original creditor and make any attempt to enter into a debt management plan? Yes How shall I defend / respond to this they seem to be using bully tactics and fishing for me to pay up the full amount which I don't have. in March last year they sent me a full and final settlement letter asking for £1680.37 I counter offered £1200 they refused it and said they would only take £1945 which is bizarre. PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT, I questioned this on another forum and was told the wording is not right and the balance should be zero. If you have not already done so – send a CCA Request to the claimant for a copy of your agreement (except for Overdraft/ Mobile/Telephone accounts) Will Do ! Particulars of Claim An Egg CC debt £4793.79 + court costs I went into arrears in 2010 after a head injury and have been making monthly payments. Egg was bought by Barclaycard since then and then they assigned/sold the debt to the PRA group 17/08/2015. I have been paying without missing a payment but have not done their constant requests for income and expenditure. I got a letter November 13th say my account had been transferred to the investigations and litigation department which I ignored. Thanks for your help I don't have long to respond to this claim
  7. Hi I received a county court claim from Lowell Portfoloio on 12th December 2018 regarding a debt with Vodafone, I made AOS on 18th December. POC 1) The defendant entered into an agreement with Vodafone under the account reference ******** ('the Agreement'). 2) The defendant failed to maintain the required payments and the service was terminated. 3) The Agreement was later assigned to the Claimant on 28/02/2018 and notice was given to the Defendant. 4) Despite repeated requests for the payment, the sum of £xxxx remains due and outstanding. And the Claimant claims a) The said sum of £xxxx b) Interest pursuant to s69 county courts Act 1984 at the rate of 8% per annum from the date of assignment to the date of issue, accusing at a daily rate of £0.251, but limited to one year, being £71.76 c) Costs I would really appreciate some advise for the next stage. Many thanks. Roland
  8. Hello About 3 years ago I had an issue with my pension provider and as a result placed an SAR with them, however they employed delay tactics and required various forms and ID documents to be completed. I know I should have done but never pursued the request. However under the new GDPR I submitted another SAR on the 30 May, recorded mail and signed for by them. They never acknowledged my request and never acknowledged a reminder I sent to them. Needless to say they have not complied. I intend to issue a claim in the County Court as well as reporting them to the ICO. I have issued a LBA informing them I will start proceedings after the 14 days of the date of my LBA and at the same time report them to the ICO. Question is, what will be the nature of the claim, I am not after the £'s, I just want the breach against them to be recorded and I want my personal data from them. Also should I report them to the ICO before pursuing a Court claim?
  9. Papers from SAR shows shockingly very high charges from 2009 to 2013 within period I lost my job and was struggling financially, can I seek refund from OC? Just after calling OC and asking for complaint procedure and address, I received letter stating small % of charges will be refunded but paid directly to Lowell? What's your opinion guys?
  10. Hi guys/gals its been awhile since I posted and needed any help so bare with me. Lowell have bought an old Vanquis debt, I have had loads of letters and ignored them, I haven't had any contact with them on the phone either so I've not acknowledged any thing. On Saturday received court papers, I have registered with money claim AOS as I want to defend. I was told about a 3 letter process to send to Lowells solicitor but don't know what the letters are. Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.
  11. Hi, First of all, thank you for the support you all provide through this site. I have received a Parking Charge Notice from CPM (UK Car Park Management) for 'Unauthorised Parking' in a small car park. The bays are unmarked and the signs are barely readable attached high on the walls in small prints. I am the registered keeper but not the driver of the time. The issue date was last year June 17 and was for £100 or reduced to £60 if payed in 14 days. It was sent to me in post with two pictures of my car in the letter. The reason was 'unauthorised parking'. Since then, I received another letter called 'Formal Demand' roughly after 40 days of the first letter where it says to pay £100. Then I started receiving 3 DRP letters (2 in sept and 1 in Oct 17) asking to settle payment of £160. Following that, I received a letter from Gladstone Solicitors in Nov 17 asking me to settle payment of £160 and then another 'Letter before claim' in June 18. Taking advice from other forums, I decided ignore them and I never contacted or reply to any correspondence thinking that they will stop. Now (Sept 2018), I have received a Claim Form from County Court Business Centre, Northampton asking to pay CPM £174.67 + £25 court fee + £50 legal rep fee total of £249.67. I have kept all evidence of letters and pic of the car park including the sign they have up. I need advise on what to do next. I have read different threads and you tube videos and all saying this is fake court. The court logos are blurred out and looks like the letter has been copied. Is this a actual court? The letter contains moneyclaim.gov password. Please can you offer me advise om what to do next? I have 14 days to acknowledge of service then submit my defence. I can upload pics of letters and photos upon request. Please speak to me in layman's term as I don't fully understand the process. Questionnaire: 1 Date of the infringement - 23/06/2017 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] - 10/07/2017 3 Date received 13/07/2017 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] - not anywhere in the letter far as I can see 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? - They took two pictures of my car and printed them in the letter 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up - I did not respond at all 7 Who is the parking company? CPM 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] - 93-101 Greenfield Road, London For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. - BPA If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here - as mentioned above Thank you in advance
  12. Followed previous advice for others in the same boat. Aos submitted on 30th. I presume ONLY 9 days left to send in defence. 1 Date of the infringement 08/10/17 2 Date on the NTK [this must have been received within 14 days from the 'offence' date] 22/11/17 3 Date received Not received as was out of country. Have passport stamp as proof. 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [y/n?] No 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? yes 6 Have you appealed? {y/n?] post up your appeal] no Have you had a response? [Y/N?] post it up No 7 Who is the parking company? VCS 8. Where exactly [carpark name and town] St Marys Gate retails park. Sheffield For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. IPC If you have received any other correspondence, please mention it here DRP,LBC,CC My mother was issued the second PCN on 21st Dec 17 due to non response to the first but received first week of january 18 probably due to holidays. Unfortunately she came across the letter on last date of appeal. Both my parents are elderly and classified as disabled due to their various ailments. The letter stated that she had no right of appeal but can give mitigating circumstances but before the last date. After that received a couple of debt collectors letter, LBC in July and now CC claim as mentioned above. To begin with they had idea where the location of the infraction was. As it is with some elderly people in their 80s some memory loss is inevitable. Im half their age and feel what they do. we finally figured out the area with help of this forum. They don't take the blue badge liberties for granted but in their understanding this parking area was towards a side where there was no signage. My mother requires constant attention as she is prone to falling and my father missed any signage. As per their understanding blue badge holders are given some margin. They also had their grandchildren with them at the time who are a handfull. Unfortunately my mother did suffer a nasty fall and as was incapacitated for quite a while. My father took her back home in taxi instead as the area was closed to other cars. The only witness that can attest to this is my father and probably the GP. As she has had knee and shoulder replacement done she's kept under check. My father retrieved the car according to the ANPR after a stay of 150 mins whereas the time limit was 60 mins. I came across a similar post where I understood that the PCN didn't comply with being served in time. I hope that is the case. As they themselves have stated the exact dates on the PCN. The second PCN seemed as if they wanted it to reach the very last date so that out of fear one should pay up. I now request all the gurus to guide me in drawing up a suitable defence. I hope I don't let my mother down as i took responsibility to sort it out as to be honest its just not something they could have dealt with given the situation and due to this forum I feel she has a chance. Its also ridiculously expensive for a pensioner. Thank you and hoping for a favourable reply.
  13. I hope for your help on how I should apply the Central London County Court to Enforce an Financial Ombudsman Final Decision using form N322A? I am a Danish pensioner, living in Denmark, on 28 March 2018 the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) made a Final Decision in my favor regarding my complaint against Abshire-Smith Global Ltd., 26 York Street, London W1Y 6PZ, which I accepted. However, the business has unfortunately not complied, i.e. paid me the required amount (GBP 84.833, incl. 8% interest and a GBP 750 compensation awarded by the FOS) within 28 days of me accepting the FOS Final Decision, as they were ordered to by the FOS, despite many reminders from the FOS and finally the FOS reporting the business to the Regulator (the Financial Conduct Authority), but all in vain. The FOS has therefore advised, that I can apply the County Court, nearest to the business, in order to enforce the ombudsman decision (see the attached FOS Consumer Factsheet "enforcing an ombudsman decision in court"). I therefore informed the business that I would now proceed to the County Court unless they complied with the FOS Final Decision - and thereby also saving the business the considerable court fee. However, as I did not hear from the business I sent my application by email (Enquiries.centrallondon.countycourt@justice.gov.uk) to the Central London County Court on 25 Oct. 2018, with all required documents duly completed incl. Form N322A, but less court fee (I requested the Court for information on the court fee amount and how to pay it). I received an automated reply, that I would receive a answer within 10 working days. However, 10 working days have now passed and I have not heard from the County Court, despite sending them a reminder last week. In the meantime Adam Neal, the CEO and Founder of Abshire-Smith Global, has sent me an email informing "Please note we have the option of a judicial review, which is what we are requesting". They have said this before to the FOS shortly after the FOS Final Decision, but apparently it was just a threat and I also believe they should have requested for a Judicial Review within 3-4 months of the date of the Final Decision, so it's properly another delaying tactic? I have, therefore, asked my contact person at the FOS, the Adjudicator,for information on what the Judicial Review means and how I can know if the business has actually applied for this, if the Court accepted the application, the processing time and whether I will be informed of the outcome. Apart from informing me she will inform me "shortly" I have not heard from her again in over 2 weeks, despite my reminder by email. I therefore wish to proceed to enforce my FOS Final Decision at the County Court, but how should I proceed, as they do not respond to my emails? I hope you can help me? enforcing-an-ombudsmans-decision.pdf n322a-eng.pdf
  14. Hi, guys. I really need some help! Just rceived this letter from Northampton county court bussines centre. Letter looks like its fake? No real stamp, also no signature? Can you please give some advice whay should i do? Never delt with this before...
  15. My son visits a local car park to pick up a manager of a local business adjacent to the car park, takes her to Bookers Cash & Carry and then brings her back to the same car park with the few items she has purchased for the business. The car park backs on to the rear entrance of her business and there is an HX Car Parking notice there which says it is OK to stay for up to 10 mins without a requirement to pay for a ticket. After one of these occasions he received a parking charge notice from HX accompanied by a photo of his car entering the car park on his first vist and another of his car leaving the car park on his second visit, total duration 79 minutes. He was only there for a few mins on the first visit and the same on the second which is within the rules stated. The charge was £120 or pay now for £60. We thought this was a simple ANPR technical error and wrote to HX stating this and advised them to re-examine their photos and find the two missing pictures of him leaving and returning which would be the solution to the issue - no response except for another letter stating that the charge had gone up to £125 (not the £120 stated?). We wrote again with the same explanation with no response except for a further letter from their solicitors (Gladstones) giving one last chance to pay the full charge. Upon research I find that HX, Gladstones and their arbitration service are all part of the same group and operating a cash generating machine. We ignored that letter and have now received a county court claim form inviting him to give a response before being taken to court. Any advice appreciated on how to proceed with this. Do I need to get him a solicitor and if so can I counter-claim for the expense? Is there any way of derailing this procedure before it reaches court?
  16. I have a county court claim from Lowell Solicitors, acting for Lowell Portfolio Ltd, and would appreciate some assistance in completing the form. Many thanks
  17. A company has been contacting me on and off for the past year claiming that I owe them money, to which I repeatedly informed them that I disagree. I heard nothing of it for several months, but today received an email from the company stating that they have a CCJ against me. I have not received a court letter nor a letter informing me of the county court judgement. At the start of September, I moved house, and informed the company of my new address. At the end of October and the start of December, my landlord informed me on both occasions that two letters had been attempted to be delivered (signature required), but my landlord was not in on either occasion and so they went back to the post office and presumably were returned to the sender. Although I thought nothing of it at the time, I now suspect these letters may have been from the court. It appears to me that the company (despite being informed of my new address) deliberately issued a claim against my old address so that they could win the judgement by default, when I inevitably did not respond to the claim I knew nothing about. I have been trying to get details of the claim all afternoon (reference number, etc), so that I can sort this out. I have tried phoning and emailing the company for the reference number, but they have not responded. I have also tried to contact the court, but they cannot confirm whether there is a CCJ against me without me providing a reference number (which I do not have). The last option would be to pay to complete a search on the online registry, which apparently should provide a reference number. I am quite concerned, not so much about the possibility of paying this money, but more about the effect that this judgement will have on my ability to obtain credit and pass pre-employment checks in the financial services industry. I would appreciate any advice on how I should proceed.
  18. Hello everyone. I need an advice. Received a letter on 06 July this year from Lowell. It states I owe them £510.38 for an account I had with Three mobile years ago. As far as I remember from previous letters this alleged debt and another smaller one (60) with Three exchanged hands few times and are now owned by Lowell . The thing is I have no idea where this amount of debt comes from. I had 2 contracts with Three, one for mobile broadband (which i closed 5-6 years ago and dont owe anything) and another one which was opened 8 years ago and i kept renewing until I abandoned about 5 years ago and stopped paying. it is likely they put all sorts of charges etc. , for which i have no recollection of letters etc. But still the amount seems too too high and dont know if the original account number with Three they have quoted is mine. I think I need to request info from Lowells without accepting any liability or that the account belongs to me, as they might be just shooting in the dark. Kind of '' prove it letter'', instead of request for summary of account under the consumer protection act. The letter from Lowell : ''Dear Mr. source of income Your Three Mobile account remains unpaid. We are now deciding whether to transfer your account to our solicitors to take legal action against you to recover this debt '' letter continues with explaining what legal action is etc. etc. So in summary : - received letter from Lowell that they consider transferring my account to their legal team - i have no idea if that account belongs to me - i have no idea where the amount of debt mentioned is coming from, have no memory of receiving any letters with charges from original debtor (Three) - need to establish if account is mine and where this amount has been worked out Thank you in advance Also they put a new default date on that alleged debt in my credit file , although the original default date is years ago. How can I include a request for this default to be removed ? P.S. Having debt on my credit file doesnt mean I owe the debt, as I havent checked my debts and credit file for few years due to illness.
  19. Hi CSA, I received a letter from drysdens solicitors dated 29 Nov 2018 stating the a County Court Judgement was being entered against me on behalf of Erudio Student Loans. On the 30th of November i receive a letter from the county court staing that the CCJ was entered. Both of these were sent to an old address and I received them a day after the deadline to pay it off was set- 12th December. I didnt receive any prior communication from Drysdens. I took the loan out in 1993 wiyh SLC. I deferred some years ago, cant remember exaactly how many at this point. Please could you advise and help. Many Thanks.
  20. Firstly thank you in advance for any help I may get from you guys!! Yesterday I received a county court claim form from Gladstones Solicitors Limited on behalf of ES Parking Enforcement Limited and genuinely this is the first I have heard of this matter. It states they are claiming: Amount Claimed: £166.18 Court Fee: £25 Legal Representatives Costs: £50.00 Total Amount: £241.18 I don't know where this has arisen from and cant recall parking where they said I had "breached their terms of parking". The actual wording is: "The Driver of the Vehicle Registration XXX XXXX (the vehicle) Incurred the parking charge(s) on 09/05/2018 for breaching the terms of parking on the land at Seymour Grove Retail Park Manchester. The Defendant was driving the vehicle and/or is the keeper of the vehicle. AND THE CLAIMANT CLAIMS £160 for parking charge(s) / Damages and Indemnity Costs if applicable, together with interest of £6.18 pursuant to s69 of the County Courts Act 1984 at 8% pa, continuing to judgement at £0.04 per day." Firstly I am not the registered owner or keeper of this vehicle as the vehicle was my wife's company car and what evidence do they have that I was the driver. I am very stressed out about this as £241.18 is a lot of money to be burdened with just before Christmas and any help would be appreciated as to how I should deal with this. Feels like these cowboys can almost make charges up as they deem fit and then bully people into paying them what can only be deemed a lucrative sum. The claim form is dated the 10th December 2018 and was received on 14th December 2018.
  21. I took out a money claim to recover money owed. The Defendant hired a Solicitor who sent and acknowledgement and applied for extra time, 28 days, to file a defence, I made no objection to this application and the court never put it in front of a judge for ratifying. However, 28 days later when the date specified by the Solicitor on their sample order had passed, no defence had been filed, so I applied for the judgement to be made by default as no defence has been filed. The Solicitor then called me (4 days past filing date) requesting further information so that they could begin to put together their defence... (BEGIN to??!) and I pointed out that I had already applied for Judgement as they were now out of time (CPR 12.3 (2)a "The Claimant may obtain Judgement by Default where acknowledgement of service has been filed but a defence has not been filed and the time for filing has expired). The Solicitor said that the extra 21 days dont start until they are rubber stamped by a judge. Today I received notification from the Court that the request for judgement has been returned by the judge for referral to a District Judge. So, my question is: Where extra time is requested and not challenged, is it accepted that the extra time is granted by agreement? Or can this defendant solicitor continue to delay filing until they get a rubber stamp agreeing extra time? My reading of the rules that where extra time is agreed 28 days would be given, would apply where no challenge is made to the request for extra time. How do I challenge this and stop them late filing please?
  22. Hi, Just received a county court claim form on behalf of cabot financial, the solicitors are Restons. This is a first for me, never dealt with this kind of thing before, honestly dealing with debts has been a struggle, so maybe i shouldnt be surprised but for £330 im a bit suprised but it is owed, my questions if possible Can i offer an agreed amount with the solictors to start clearing? Or is it a case the whole amount is owed and im screwed i guess is the word I was made redundant 4 weeks ago so this is not the greatest of timings .How do i proceed, im not going to disagree with the claim as im fairly sure the debt is valid its just myself who didnt organize my debts properly that led to this. So do i accept the claim, then contact the solictors etc?
  23. Am going bonkers? Do I need a new Solicitor for legal advice? Our Neighbour has got a Court Order to reroute the easement. Fine it needed to be done to sell the property that is not the problem. The Order will help sale as it clarifies the issue. He is saying Planning is not needed to remove our Summer House or cut back trees. Our advice is Planning is needed we are in a Conservation Area or we face criminal offences so we need planning permission to cut back trees and the Summer House has Planning Permission and it needs Planning Consents for removal as it over 115 cubic meters. If we fail to apply for Planning Permission for the trees we face £20,000 fine and a criminal record. Demolition of the Summer House without Permission is up to 2 years in prison and an unlimited fine. Am I losing the plot do I need new advice? Is there anyway a District Judge Decision in a County Court could get around Statutory requirements of Planning Permissions and remove the possibility of criminal offences. Okay Planning may well be a tick box but it is not the point really especially as we selling the cottage and to protect ourselves. There is no mention of Planning Permission in The Order the Judge completely failed to take into Planning Law which is staggering in competent.
  24. Hi I've been receiving letters from Lowell regarding a debt for a mobile phone account which isn't mine. I mistakenly decided to ignore the letters until county court claim has been started against me. I've filled out the form online to give me some extra time to defend it and form a case but I'm hoping I can find a way to force them to annul or at least postpone the claim. I've looked around here and apparently because it was a mobile phone contract, a CCA request letter would be ineffectual because it was a service agreement. So I'm thinking about sending them a "prove it" letter and possibly a Subject Access letter but I'm unsure of how effective this will be. Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, Lowell have put a default notice on my credit card report which is what I was wondering if they can legally do that without any proof?
  25. Hi, I am new too. I have found this thread very interesting. My daughter parked in a car park of a housing association. She did not see a car parking notice and thought she would be ok for a short while as there were only 3 cars parked in there. On her return she had received a parking ticket from Vehicle Control Services, Sheffield. She stated that it did not even look real and so ignored it. She then had a letter requesting payment which she stated looked 'fake' and ignored it again and again. She would have paid the £60 fine if she thought it was legitimate. She then received a letter for £120 and ignored that. She has now received a claim form from county court Business Centre, Northampton and this also looks like a fake document, but it might not be. She rang the telephone number on there, but it went to answerphone. The fine now stands at £185 with a limited time in which to pay. On the form it is asking for a number of personal details one being 'Bank account and savings - the account is in credit by .... and the account is overdrawn by ...... Income ..... Surely this cannot have come from the court, but it may have? There is a Claim No. on the Form. She does not know whether to ignore it as it is probably a [problem], or whether to pay it as, if she does have to go to court, she does not want it to affect her credit rating. Any help would be much appreciated. Issue Date on the Claim Form was 29th May 2018 - Have 14 days to go back to them - which doesn't leave long!
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