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  1. Hello Everyone I hope that someone could help with the following legal situation: Someone took me to the County Court to have enforcement of an Employment Tribunal granted as the original ET decision was 11 years old. YES 11 Years Old! At the first hearing the DJ struck out the judgment and listed a date for the matter to be heard again (the claimant did not attend). At the second hearing, I was stuck in traffic and did not get to the court in time and judgment was awarded to the claimant in default. At the third hearing where we both attended, the DJ heard submissions from both parties and struck out the claimant's request to enforce the judgement as it was substantially out of time. The claimant has appealed that decision, again not within 21 days, but 55 days, and was refused on paper as being "totally without merit" and with no excuse for being ouside the 21 day time limit. The claimant is entitled to have that decision reviewed at a hearing, I am just wondering the following: a) Do I even need to attend? b) What will be the courts view on his constant flouting of the time limits? c) Is 55 days anyway acceptable if he has no reason? d) Do I need to present counter arguments to his alleged evidence? even if they do not touch on his delay outside the time limits. e) Do I need to make a skeleton argument? f) At the last hearing, I was asked by the DJ if I wanted to make an application for costs, I said that as long as the matter was at an end, then no. My question is what costs can I apply for, can I apply for the previous hearing if I declined to seek costs then? Thanks everyone for any advice
  2. Our Landlady has constantly dropped hints that this 3 bedroom house should be for a family not a couple so my Mrs and I are looking for somewhere else (daughter left home). Talking to Landlady yesterday she said she'd give us back the deposit 10 days after we leave. She's a tight bitch so I don't trust her. 1. Is that even legal? 2. Whose to say she wont just walk around the house making up stories to diddle us out of our deposit money?
  3. My dad had £75 in one week taken out of his bank. And that over drew him and now he has another charge on his account. He has been trying for weeks to change his bank, but none would take him. He left money in his account for car insurance but they kept returning it, because of the charge on his account. He needs a bank that would allow direct debit. I've been with Llyods TSB(now Lloyds, or one of them-confusing) for ten years, it's my first bank. And have had no problems with them. Now he owes 50 for the returned direct debit. Can the bank see how much money their customers have?
  4. Hi I'm not sure if I've posted in the correct place so please feel free to move. In 2008 we had a damp proofing done to our home but the last 12-18 months its gradually coming back. The plaster has fallen off in the bay window and of the walls are wet/soaking. The thing is we live on a street of 12 houses and almost all of them are having the same problem. Our neighbours have there home done twice and its back and the homes 2 doors either side of us both have returning dame. One home has had the course done 3 times and its still back. We now feel there is a more underlying problem. One neighbour has had the council out to inspect and he seems to think that maybe when a old school opposite us was demolished over 20 years maybe the pipes weren't capped correctly and over the years it has seeped into the homes. So what do we do now? There is no point in me decorating as the paint just peels off and there is no point having the course repeated as it will just come back. Who is actually responsible for the repair work? Many Thanks
  5. Hi this problem has been outstanding for many years but this year has got worse. i live in a converted property of 2 flat, i therefore share a letterbox with my neighbour. over this past year the reoccurance of my neighbour opening my mail has increased. this time it is twice within one week. this is causing me some embarassment. i have tried to ignore it, but in all honesty i am now fed up to the back teeth especically as it has been brought to my attention via senders that some of my post have gone missing! i think these are the ones my neighbour couldnt be bothered to give me back! i have never in all the years i have lived in the house opened any post but my own. my neighbour will or will not leave an accompanying note of apology. there are no literary issues, surely this has to be a form of harassment. over the years there have been other issues, and the only other time i got so fed up i wrote a letter to the neighbour about it was to do with tresspass and the repeated removal of my washing from my washing line, my washing left on the back stairs damp with her cats using my washing as a bed to lay on! anyway that letter worked! i now need help with how to word the letter about the opening of my mail. is it a criminal offence? what are the consequences? am i able to report the matter to the police? i just want my complaint taken seriously by my neighbour and for the incidents of the letter tampering to stop. any help that anyone can provide is appreciated. Thanks
  6. Hi All, We broke-down in France last week and have been flown home by the AA. We then got a call to say it was the clutch and it would cost 800 Euro's. I've checked and it seems this is a lot of money and in the UK for example it would only cost about £300. It does appear it would cost more in france but still not as much as the quote. Do I have any rights to dispute this amount? Thanks
  7. My sons Virgin Money account was set up and accruing over the top of his limit, when his relationship broke down in October 2006 and he came back home. He was expected to pay the telephone bill and maintainence for his son and they were also asking him to sign over the deeds to their home. This all hit him badly and after a bad bout of depression, and eventually returning to work, he lost his job of 7 years. At first I couldnt get him to deal with his debts, as he recently put it he was in "a bad place". He was out of work or only doing telesales for most of the year, not seeing his son and not able to get legal aid to do, so thanks to no wage slips or statements. When he did eventually get a job my wife finally badgered him to let her run a DMP on his behalf she put among others an amount of £1729.32 that was to be paid to Bryan Carter & Co. £5 was paid to them as an initial setting up. When the payments were not being made she rang the CCCS who said Bryan Carter was no longer dealing with it. She rang Bryan Carter to find out who was , they didn't know. She wrote to MBNA, got no reply. Emailed Arrow Global and was told any correspondence had to go to 15 Old Bailey, London, a letter was sent - no reply. This was in February 2009. Then came a letter in November 2009 and December 2009 for £1724.32. She sent of the letter for a copy of the credit agreement. A letter was received in April 2010 with other card details on it, but definitely my sons signature dated 26/06/2004 on the last page of the agreement but with no actual card number on it. Now he is receiving letters and calls again and we wonder what position he is in. Much of the debt is interest and late fees. Any advice please?
  8. Consumers can now control and organise their direct debit payments via a new mobile phone app. The app, developed by Bacs, the body that oversees payment services, allows users to view all their direct debit payments on one screen. Currently, 72pc of household bills are paid by direct debit and the app, the Direct Debit Control Centre, has been developed to make sure bill payers can stay on top of these regular automated bill payments. The app, which is free to download, allows users to list all their direct debits together along with payment dates, amounts and details of what they’re for. Payment date reminders can also be set up, making it easy for bill payers to ensure they have enough money in their account to cover the cost. If a direct debit is due and funds are limited, the app will alert users, giving them time to make alternative arrangements. It also features a monthly overview screen, which shows the total amount of direct debits in place for that month, together with a summary of how much money is left to go out. Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/banking/9737456/New-app-keeps-track-of-direct-debits.html
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