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  1. Well not actually ripped off, I have not paid them. I hold my hand up to being a bit slack here. A tenant complained of a broken lock on a patio door. I googled and called a locksmith in Reading without doing my usual due diligence as I am busy refurbishing two flats. Locksmith arrives, does the job, and phones me. He wants £281, ask him for a v.a.t. invoice and he gets nasty, threatens to "break my door" or sit in. I threaten police action and he calms down, will ask office to phone me. That afternoon he phones me, office has reduced the cost to £181 includi
  2. A couple of weeks ago I had to call a locksmith out (from a call centre number). My key would not turn what appeared to be a jammed deadlock. Using airbags to partially hold open part of the door he used an angle grinder to try and cut through the deadlock but unfortunately the blade was too short by about 2mm. He then decided to use a hammer and chisel with a great amount of force for about 30 - 40 minutes. He aborted the job and I was left locked out. The next day another locksmith came round and used a paddle to hole part of the door open sufficiently enough for
  3. Having browed around a bit and found the following Quote it just goes to sho as of 06/04/2014 bailiffs MUST now apply to gain a forced entry, this we have known for years, now it's in writing the bailiff will no longer be able to "threaten" forced entry but MUST have permission first see the quote below this quote was taken from here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bailiffs-getting-ready-for-tough-new-regime From my understanding the Bailiff will not have the power to force entry and should now not "threaten" the use of a locksmith, how many more complaints will come if they d
  4. Yesterday I was sent a copy of a thread that appeared on another forum (one that "claims" that bailiffs cannot charge fees of £300 for enforcing a Distress Warrant). Sadly, yet another debtor had taken the dreadful "advice" on that site and promptly paid the amount of the fine only to the court and refused to pay the fees to the bailiff company. As predicted, the bailiff returned to his home yesterday at 6am with a LOCKSMITH. Police were called and they took the side of the bailiff company. The debtor tried to convince the police that the "advice" that he had received from that web
  5. November 2012; received a letter from Marston Bailiffs informing me that they have been authorised by Magistrates Court to collect an unpaid ticket fine. Two days after receiving this letter I poster a SAR request, but without the statutory GBP 10. April 1 2013 - a letter from the bailiff (Marston) acknowledging that they received the SAR request and asking for 10 GBP fee. two days later - "no knock" visit with a letter escalating the fine to GBP 600. A representative claims in a letter that he attended the premises but I was unavailable and as a consequence my fine has escalate
  6. please can someone advise me on what do to, iv had a bailff letter today hand delivered from marstons wanting £859 it states , please note the amount now due is 859 pound inclusive of charges for todays attendance. if this amount is not paid in full immediately a further call will be made, without notice, to effect removal, for sale at public auction. such action will render you liable to further substantial costs. i called the enforcement officer who was rather rude and scary , he said i need to pay in full or he will be back with a locksmith to come and remove all the items
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