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    • Is this the Arndale?  On Google Maps it seems the only multi-storey in the area, and it's "managed" by ES Parking.  I see that there were recently three hours' free parking.  As dx says, that will be on the planning permission which immediately knocks the fleecers' claim out of the water.   Plus, love to see them pursue someone for driving who can't physically drive!
    • sorry here is the invoice back up, there were several 3.45Mb single page uploads that had exceeded the 4.8MB limit for upload     Dongara marine pty invoice.pdf
    • A great truth in that article HB, the test & trace is a shambles, and Wales bought into that system, when they culd have set up their own like the county of ceredigion did, that has kept it under control.  There is rising unrest and derision and much verbal tolchocking of Drakeford on social media. he also banned halloween, so expect a children's rebellion on October 31st, some are already saying they will dress up and go out regardless, don't think police would look good trying to fine some 10 11 and 12 year olds £1,000  for breaching lockdown, press would be all over it.
    • Good evening.  Just discovered this forum and would like to ask for some help.  I got defaulted credit card acount from Lloyds since Dec2016 and repaying £5 a month to Cabot Financial. (still owing £5085) Also got defaulted credit card from HSBC since Nov 2016 (owing £3889) repaying £5 to Moorcroft debt coll company plus defaulted overdraft HBSC acount since Aug 2017(owing £389) paying £5 a month to Moorcroft.  My situation worsen due to pandemic and my current Lloyds acount is overdrawn by £5000 and is now with Lloyds collection department. All fees and interest been frozen at the moment.  I opened another account so they can't collect any of my income at the moment (it's only Universal Credit at the moment which barely covers my priority bills).  May I ask for some advise what should I do if Lloyds will sell my new debt to debt collection company.?  Sorry for a chaotic letter but english is not my first language. Also I don't fully understand how the english law works so not sure what decisions are wise to make.  I can't find any solution to this situation and it causing me a lot of stress and can't see any light at the end of that tunnel. Me and my wife are trying to get out of this situation somehow but we are really struggling.  Any advise would be greatly appreciated.  E.     
    • They are bailiff s not debt collectors can you scan one of  the letters to pdf please read upload carefully 
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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
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      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
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      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      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.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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I'm not sure how they got my number but I had a call today from a guy saying he was a magistrates court balliff and that because i've vacated my rented house i've not committed 2 criminal offences (the council tax was for a previous address) plus a third for non payment of my council tax. I asked him to verify which account it was and he did and then said that I owe him nearly £400. When I asked him why that much he said it was the extra enforcment cost. I asked for the specifics of why the cost is that high and he didn't elaborate and then he said that unless I pay him he'll make a report back to the council and i'll be arrested.

 

I did explain that he was only entitled to charge for 2 visits as he's not made a levy and he told me that whoever gave me that information is wrong and that he wasn't prepared to argue with me, I owe the money and I have to pay. I did say that i'd had a letter from his company saying the liability order has been settled and he said he works as a self employed balliff appoinited by the court (probably true) but I asked him who had instructed him and he wouldn't say until I said it was rossendales and he reluctantly said yes.

 

I've since checked and the liability order is settled with the council so it's clear that this guy is just trying it on one last time in an efford to get his extra cash.

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Probably the best bet is to tell him that you know he is commiting an offence under the fraud act, demand his bailiff number and certifying court and file a form 4 complaint against him.

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In my very limited experience, that rings true. Might it be worth speaking/writing to the Court, seeking clarification, then next time he turns up, call the Plod?

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As it was on the phone he'd only deny it and I did consider calling him back once i'd double checked my facts but i'll leave it. My bet is it was a last ditched attempt to get the money from me and he won't presue anything apart from the visit fees. I had already sent the company a letter stating that I know my rights and that i'm aware of exactly what fees can and can't be charged.

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