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    • The questionable service from the surgery you mention TJ could do with their methods being passed onto the Care Quality Commission and PALS.    Watching Panorama this week the shared ownership scheme needs a serious review to ensure the system helps people not hinder. There must also be developments in the shared ownership scheme with unsafe cladding compounding the terrible financial situation the developers and landlords have put people in.   From the Grenfell enquiry, to me the cladding was mis sold as being entirely inflammable and wondered if the process of fitting the cladding, the council also had the responsibility of conducting their own fire tests. In addition to those thoughts, I'm sure the fire service and resident associations made in clear over time for Grenfell and other developments in the UK buildings did not comply to stringent fire and safety regulations.
    • Good morning.    I would like some advice please.    I recently (19th nov) bought a Samsung Galaxy S20+ from currys. I did open and set up the phone to try it out but 1) wasn’t keen on it and 2) had trouble with the usb connection when trying to connect with my car stereo.   I decided that I would seek to return it, but only on trying to return it came across the stipulation that if data/software has been installed then a refund would not be issued and after calling was told this was due to GDPR. I did point out to them that phone providers will issue full refunds even if the phone has been set-up and also that in order to be able to test the phone it requires setting up and software/data being installed but was told that it’s their policy.   I acknowledge that I may have handled it more than is reasonable in a shop as you wouldn’t be able to install software in a store, however the phone did need to be set up in order to test it, the phone has been returned back to factory settings and didn’t leave a case or the plastic film for the two days I used it for. Therefore I do not believe it was handled more than necessary.   Having looked at the CCR and CRA I called back to state that their store policy is super erred by the previously mentioned regulations and that their policy contradicts the Consumer Regulations Act.   As you cannot properly test the phone without having to install software on it, their policy creates an unfair term which I told the customer service agent over the phone who spoke to her manager and told me to contact their legal department.   I am still within the 14 day notice of return period so wish to try and preferable use this route.   Any advice at all please?
    • Here is all the details (hopefully) in one post.   The Ford Kuga was purchased from Fast Motor Finance LTD Crawley on 8th September 20 Mileage at purchase was 109520 through HP fiancé via Advance Finance Grimsby   The car was covered by a 6 month warranty that includes engine & gearbox but excludes clutches, flywheels or any wear & tear (Taken from the garages website)    Service History:   08-04-2013 Pre-delivery Inspection 26-11-2013 12809 Service (no paperwork just stamped book) 09-07-2014 25963 Service (no paperwork just stamped book) 09-02-2015 36814 Service (first Invoiced service but no paperwork just stamped book). Gearbox service would of probably been done here but can't verify. 16-02-2016 50385 Service  (Full service, paperwork and stamped book) 31-03-2017 64680 Service (Full Service, paperwork & stamped book) 13-02-2018 76988 Service ( Full service with gearbox service, paperwork & book stamp) 29-03-2019 92592 Service (Full service with paperwork & book stamp) 11-02-2020 106322 Service (Basic Service, no paperwork but book stamp)   As there was no paperwork for last service the garage which serviced the car were able to email over that the service was a basic oil & water change and that the gearbox oil and filters was not changed.   At the beginning of November the gearbox started making some noise and was having trouble selecting gear.   The finance company  asked for the car to be taken to a VAT registered garage to find out what the problem was and not to drive it further.   After the garage looked at the car the estimate was for a full service of the gearbox which would be £370 but because it had gone over Ford recommended mileage for the gearbox there would be no guarantee this would clear the problem and that would mean a replacement gearbox would be needed.   Since picking the car up in September the car has driven 1500 miles.   Spoke to the garage as was informed that the car was over 30 days old and there was nothing they could do and the gearbox would not be covered by the warranty as this would be normal wear and tear!   The warranty company said exactly the same and would not entertain us.   After countless calls and emails to Advantage finance a formal complaint was raised and they finally agreed to send one of their mechanics to inspect the car last week 19th November. The mechanics ahs reported back to Advantage that the noise is down to wear and tear and Advantage have closed the complaint and are sending out a deadlock letter that includes a copy of the mechanics report.   Would their mechanic have to be DEKRA registered to complete the report or Advance Finance own mechanic?   This now means that the car cannot be driven is still at the garage and will need a minimum of £370 to make it driveable on a car that has been driven 1500 miles since collection without a guarantee that this will cure the problem.   We are both key workers that need the car to travel to and from work as well as take our son to nursery, and at the moment having to rely of friends and family to help out with lifts.   I have spoken to Ford and they have told me these car need to have the gearbox serviced at around 35k and at a very maximum of 37.5k and have put this on letterheaded paper, I have also emailed a couple of other Ford and independent dealers to get details of this as well.   Would it be worth getting an AA or RAC inspection done to check the gearbox and to see if there is any other problems with the car.   Thanks again to everyone epically dx & Bank fodder who have helped me with advice.   JJ    
    • nothing they can do anyway so..   dx
    • I've successfully had a Claim discontinued using the exact stages recommended by Andy and DX. They are outstanding individuals in the fight against these dreadful DCA's! Good luck.   'L' will likely pull out at the eleventh hour but mean time try to fob you off with bank giro slip copies as Contract proof lol. Stand your ground!   Also my Letter Before Action actually came AFTER the  Money claim. They can't even get the pre-action protocol right.   Another thing they tried was pretending to send papers that looked like they were from the court for me to sign re: Claims Track.. Boxes had been pre-checked by them to dupe me into signing their preferred action. I printed out my own and sent those to the court instead. 
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Could you point me in the direction of the SAR letter please.

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Hello again.

I've finally recieved the Credit Agreement. I apologise because my information was off before. The loan was through Capital Bank which is a Bank of Scotland company, and not through the Royal Bank of Scotland which I originally thought. Also it says it was for £4000 and not the £3000 I thought it was. Anyway, attached is a copy of what they've sent me.

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You forgot to attach it. ;)

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Once again I've recieved a letter from Blair Oliver and Scott asking me to call them because my repayment is up for review. I'm to have details of my income and expenditure at hand for their Collection Specialists to assist me.

 

Any thoughts on what I should do? :???:

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Only a court is entitled to that information, report them to TS and the OFT and copy them in on the letter :D

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TS = Trading Standards

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Consumer direct can help you make a complaint to your ow TS, their TS and the OFT:

 

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You can write a short letter to BO&S advising that you have contacted TS and the OFT for asking for information they're not entitled too and that your circumstances haven't changed (if that's the case) and you will not be making increased payments or you may have to decrease them if your income and expenditure dictate this!

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Hi

You say they are asking you to phone and have your income and expenditure ready so they can come to an agreement. Don’t ring and tell them nothing!

 

You say you are only in receipt of benefits for you and your children. There is no way you should be paying £20.20 per month from benefits.

 

When you received your award letter from the DWP it says in the first paragraph what you are entitled to and then goes on to say this is what the government thinks you need to live on. Benefits are for you and your children to be able to live and £20.20 must make a big dent in your resources.

 

Don’t send them an income and expenditure letter send them a letter stating that your only income is benefits and you are only able to offer a token payment of £1 per month as a gesture of goodwill until your finances improve. If they did issue court proceedings and unless you’re sitting on a fortune in assets I doubt they would, a £1 is all a court would award.

 

BOS do like to try and bully you don’t let them if you have not got it you cant pay it. This is the letter I sent

Since making that above agreement with you, my circumstances have changed.

We cannot now afford to agreed monthly payments because ... [your paragraph added here]

In view of our circumstances, would you please a goodwill payment of £1 per month to be reviewed in six months. If

interest or other charges are being added to the account, we would be grateful if you would freeze these so our

debt does not increase.

Should my circumstances improve we will contact you again.

Thank you for your assistance. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully

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