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  1. Hi, My landlord is wanting to send estate agents round to value the property because he wants to put it on the market. He has not yet served me with a Section 21 notice so I have no idea when he is expecting me to vacate but I would have thought a valuation would be more realistic once the house is empty and after he can do some redecorating, etc to get it ready for selling. At the moment, we have been too stressed over searching for a new home and we have been having a mad declutter and we have half packed boxes everywhere and the housework has become less of a priority, so al
  2. Hi folks, For the last few months Cabot has been sending me letters demanding that I contact them. As the failed to provide me with the CCA in 2016, I ignored them. Today I received a letter stating that they are instructing Moorcroft to arrange a visit to my home. I sent them the template CCA letter on 28th July 2016, and received a reply on 3rd August 2016 stating that they were unable to get the relevant documents, and acknowledging the 12 day limit. (I still have all the letters). Up until recently I have not had any communication with Cabot for the past 2 years. My question is t
  3. I naively filled out some PPI claim online Pemberton Associates ages ago, gave all info I had to hand. “Electronically” signed all documents. Was sent something in the post which was lengthy, eventually completed & returned. Cut a long story short but I started getting A LOT of emails from this company. Regarding all sorts of things, claims against pay day loans, claims against all sorts of things, there was that much I lost track. I was only ever really interested in PPI and I assumed everything I filled in was to do with PPI. I got a final response saying once they’ve
  4. Hi there, I'm currently struggling to pay off $AU 7k debt that is owed to an Australian bank, which has now been sold to a Debt Collection Agency in Oz. T hey tried to find out where I was living by contacting my ex partner and have tracked me down in the UK. They said they will forward this to their overseas affiliates Stevensdrake. I received a couple of letters from SD, the last one stating 'in the absence of any response we are instructed to commence legal proceedings against you. Court costs and interest will become payable (where applicable) in addition to th
  5. I have YW chasing me for money. The amount which is just over £600 for 11 months. To my knowledge water has never been this expensive. Can someone please shed light on this. I have not paid as the first bill I disputed, and it has just been going on and on. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. Ive received a letter before action from Gladstones re an alleged parking violation on private land there aren't any signs at the entrance barrier stating the land is private and subject to a fine for illegal parking. Although there are some within the car park, these are placed in such a way that tree branches etc obscure them. Is the alleged violation enforceable if there weren't any noticed placed at the barrier entrance to the car park? Thank you.
  7. I got letter from solicitors, on behalf of Robinsons Way acting as agents for HPH (ex Barclaycard) on a debt they say originates from a legal agreement from 2004. This I believe relates to an old Egg debt, but BCard bought my Egg debt in 2011/12. I was paying Egg card small amount monthly, Egg stopped taking payments (not me defaulting) when BCard bought debt. Bcard wrote to me said I needed to change SO to their details and quote my Bcard as a reference!!! I didnt have BCard, it was an Egg card. I wrote and told them, they didnt reply, I didnt resume paym
  8. Ok I'll try to keep this short Bought a car, broke down still awaiting the V5 and fully intend to scrap the car but will also remove some parts from it before it goes. In the meantime the car is whole and in tact and looks in roadworthy condition with MOT. The car is parked on social housing landlord car park and is SORN'd, untaxed but does have current MOT. Have had issues with neighbours and ASB for which I involved the police. They have moaned at the landlord saying the car is "abandoned" to get at me. The council came out and put a notice on the car last week:
  9. Didn't know whether to post here or in a benefits subforum. I recently received a letter from Jacobs chasing me for an alleged housing benefit overpayment of just under £2000 from over 7 years ago. I have responded in writing by disputing the debt and stating that as it is statute barred it is now unenforceable although I understand it may be recovered by the local authority through an attachment of earnings order (I am self-employed though) or deductions from future benefit payments. I had no prior knowledge of the alleged debt, have never acknowledged it, and no court informat
  10. I had a letter from shoosmiths threatening legal action if they didn't hear from me in 14 days. I CCA'd arrow and sent a CPR request to Shoosmiths for the agreement, default notice, assignment etc. I have just heard from Arrow saying that as it was an overdraft it isn't covered by CCA regulation and Shoosmiths saying much the same and saying they will now take court action. Shoosmiths also sent a statement of account the debt they are claiming relates to a M&S personal reserve account which as far as I was aware was a credit account not an overdraft as I have n
  11. Hi Everyone right here is my story, i took out a mobile phone contract with orange about 3 years or more ago now im not going to lie 3 years ago i was a little bugger and thats just say i took the contract out not for the contract and never paid a PENNY so i do owe orange the money, lowell have been sending me letters for years but have only recently threatened court action The thing is a week letter i receive this letter for a discounted offer, does this mean they have no evidence if they are offering me 40% discount, it does say if i dont pay this by the 30th the
  12. Since becoming unemployed I've fallen behind with my energy bill to what was GB Energy, now changed to Co-OP Energy. I'd managed to pay various amounts off but setting up a DD with Co-Op has proven a nightmare with random sums being taken, or attempted to be taken, from my bank account at random dates during the month. They're now threatened to move me onto a higher rate tariff. Can they do that ? And can I stop them as it seems pointless to move me to a higher rate tariff when I'm struggling to get back on track with the current tariff
  13. Hello It feels like I'm running round in circles at the moment in regards to our council Tax debt and the zero co-operation I'm getting from the Council or Baillifs in regards to paying it off! We owe 2 amounts to Baillifs Penham Excel 1x £934 and 1x £1465 - both way over what we actually owe the council! Baillifs have been 4 times now and each time I've refused entry into the house to do a walk in possession, but today he turned into a smart a*** and said he would go away and get an order to take away my car (no finance on it and only worth around £1200). This has really worr
  14. I took out a no contract gym membership as i needed it temporarily since i was coming back from uni to stay with my parents and wanted to be on top with gym. The gym i found was a no contract no joining fee membership which was ideal since i needed the gym for 2 weeks. The first payment had come out and then upon the 2nd week so around 1.5 weeks id told the gym i wanted to cancel which they said was fine, i filled out some forms and that was that. But the person had said that id need to cancel the DD with my bank and they said to do this after the next payment comes out.
  15. My Landlord, a housing association, is threatening legal action for access to examine a gas boiler in my rooms. I think that the application would go before a magistrates court. My question is do I get notice so I can defend the case? There is no gas boiler in my rooms. The landlord knows this. I have reminded them several times and they don't seem to believe me. It is a case of administrative chaos rather than deliberate harassment. Any ideas, please?
  16. Hi all, Wondered if anyone could help, Around half a year - year ago I signed up to virgin active on a 1 year contract. Long story short, Life caught up with me and I couldn't get there at all, I think I made the monumental mistake of cancelling the DD directly with my bank and not telling the gym. I understand this may have been the wrong way to handle the situation but I had a lot going on at the time (personal issues with my health). Arc Europe are now contacting me and are threatening court action etc and I am unsure the right course of action to take now... I am not financial
  17. Hi, I had a previous bank account (but not old enough to be SB) with HSBC which was overdrawn by a large amount. Negotiations to sort things out with HSBC broke down and I've not heard anything from them for 3 years, and have since moved. I came home yesterday to a claim form (dated 29th August) from MKDP LLP who now appear to own the account. I presume they have traced me, but I have had no prior correspondence from them. The amount claimed is a lot higher than the overdraft was, so will doubtless include countless fees. The particulars of claim are 'T
  18. Hi all At the end of April, my last bad debt falls away from my credit rating However i just got a letter from shoosmiths ( debt already gone from my credit report) saying that 'If we cannot agree during the next 14 days how you will repay the amount outstanding to Arrow Global limited, we will issue Court proceedings against you for the full sun outstanding together with legal costs. We will not contact you again to warn you that the proceedings will be issued. They have been sending letters in bursts over the years but I've been ignoring them, this one seems like the end
  19. Hi thanks for the advice. The other is from Barclaycard signed in 2000 . I have the credit agreement with a signature but this time there are no terms and conditions enclosed with the agreement nor on the actual application form . I do once again have correspondence from Barclays and Link regarding the sale of the debt. I have attempted with both original lenders and with Link to settle the debts on behalf of my partner as she is stressed with the situation Link require around 60% of the outstanding sums and i do not have the money available to do that and suppor
  20. Hi, I received a letter from local solicitor acting for PRA Group threatening CCJ on a credit card debt. CC was a RBS cc a/c opened 1994. MBNA took over CC around 2008/9. I never signed a new agreement with MBNA. Due to illness payments were made via PPI. When I was retired due to illness PPI stopped. In the chaos of the time that cc was missed but all other debts were paid off. Amount they say I owe is just over 4k altho I believe it was around £500 when I stopped paying it. I do remember MBNA weren't very helpful at the time when I was telling oth
  21. Hi Just received the attached today 12th July. I was back in the car 4 minutes before the parking expired I was unaware that there were cameras up and was loitering near the exit waiting for the family to catch up. I thought as I was in the car out of the space that there wouldn't be a problem as I wasn't aware as I say there were cameras on the entrance/exit. I presume i'll have to pay this now, i'll need to pay in installments as my only source of income is my ESA so can't afford even the £60 discounted figure. There is signage up in the car park but I didn't see mention of anyt
  22. Hello I had a dartford crossing penalty charge that I never paid as was in & out of my property due to domestic violence issues. Equita now have the debt. On the 7/2/2017 they gave me an enforcement notice after only having my debt since 27/1/2017, the notice stated I had until 17:30pm on the 7/2/2017 to talk to them before a bailiff was sent to my house. I was not at my property to recieve this letter to meet their deadline so it went unnoticed. I called equita as soon as I returned home to explain my situation & they just said it's in the hands
  23. Hello - 5 months ago I had a new composite door / frame set fitted by a supposedly reputable company . Long story short they made a terrible mess and the door was faulty , damaged and the fitters damaged the door and my property whilst fitting .They also took my old door and frame away as they had to smash it out trying to get it out . I never signed the job off and complained straight away . The company sent the 'fitting company' manager to assess the door and he agreed it was terrible and verbally said that we would get a new door and fittings ( that were also damaged ) but not a frame . I
  24. Hi guys, loving this site for information. Apologies if I'm flogging a dead horse here as I've seen some threads about CRS and people being chased for "unpaid" gym fees. I'm just looking for any information how people have got on. Long story short, I was contacted by CRS approx two years ago regarding a default £20 payment from my old gym surprise surprise excercise4less. My apparent debt was now £106 after CRS fees had been added on. I lettered them back saying in my opinion I had submitting my last payment on time and cancelled in writing. We sent a couple
  25. My partner has a bank loan which unfortunately due to the Recession and being self employed has been unable to make the monthly payments. Wrote to bank and they agreed monthly £1 payments till things picked up. They have asked for an update on finances and so we sent them a Personal Budget Sheet with a letter explaining that circumstances have not improved and this could be seen from my income and reduced expenditures sheet. They have written and said that because of excessive spending on my phone £45 per month and £250 per month for travel and vehicle costs that they cannot acc
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