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    • there's no rule of thumb but rarely do you see lowells drop a claim until after the disclosures stage it just really depends upon what 'cards' they hold like enforceable agreement, DN, NOA etc etc however due to andyorch's excellent help - we see most discontinued...   one thing that also plays a part is when the card was taken out too. yours was taken out?   these will give you a good benchmark and also help with defence and after process   https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-8889411648654839:3134625398&q=lowell claimform vanquis won discontinued&oq=lowell claimform vanquis won discontinued&gs_l=partner-generic.12...166572.185174.0.188553.41.41.0.0.0.0.92.2663.41.41.0.csems%2Cnrl%3D13...0.18609j16146633j41...1.34.partner-generic..34.7.458.uRZnbd8y-qY
    • On Monday the 27th of July 2020, i signed up with Anglian windows to work as a canvasser over in East London, the interview went well. I started working and had to use a app on the phone to make appointments. The deal was if i got a lead on the door and the salesman went round to the customer and and priced it i would get paid for it.  I started working the following week, i made leads, but i had problems with the app not working as well as it should, the app would give me results on my leads.  Long story but they where working some leads and forgetting to work other leads and not up dating the app, so i did not know my results. My wages where wrong and i decided i could not work for the company. I gave them over 20 leads and was only paid for 3.  I told them i was leaving, that was fine, they said they would work my leads and pay me, they even sent me a text message to say one of my leads has been priced and i would get paid for it.  No money was paid, i have sent messages to the regional manager and no answer, in the end i started emailing head office and they said they would look into it but i am getting nowhere.    What can i do.
    • Do try and keep up It was quite clear I was referencing any lingering hopes you may hold of rejoining the wretched institution
    • thanks, will do   after reading a lot of the other posts like you said to, is it a good defence statement that makes them think about dropping it?
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      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
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2 questions if I may?

 

My neighbour has received a final demand for almost £800 of 2008 Council Tax. How she has got in this mess I do not know as she and her partner were both working.

 

Never the less, he moved out a few weeks ago; i.e. he was residing there during the full period of liability for the 2008 Council Tax.

 

The final demand is in joint names.

 

1) Is my neighbour liable for 100% of the outstanding amount, or only 50%?

 

 

 

If this goes to Court (as the Council are threatening), it would seem only to make the situation worse, as it would add £90 to the outstanding amount. If she cannot pay £800, then how on earth can she pay £890.

 

She works fulltime, but earns only £700 per 4-week period.

 

She previously made a claim for Council Tax Benefit, but was told she was earning £26 too much (I do not know whether that was per week or per 4-week period).

 

Her mortgage is almost £500 per month and she has been trying for almost 2 years to sell her house; with no success.

 

2) Aside from the "how did she get herself into this situation" etc, and her income level, does she have the right to pay the outstanding amount in affordable installments?

 

I do not want to have people getting their violins out, and playing a lament, but the nearest Citizens Advice is miles away, and in any case is not open until next Monday, and she does not have a telephone to call the 0845 number.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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