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I thought i would post this in a new Thread as my other one is getting a little off topic from the last letter i recieved.

 

any help is much appreciate!

 

So pepople :grin:

 

the letter is as follows:

 

"In previous letters sent to you it was made clear that unless an acceptable offer of repayment was made, we would take appropriate steps to recover the amount owing.

 

As you have failed to enter into a repayment plan we may instruct an agent to visit your home to discuss repayment of your account. Unless you make contact with us within the next five days our agent will contact you with a view to arrange a visit Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8am - 9pm.

 

To prevent the above actione taking place you MUST contact us URGENTLY so we can advise you accordingly.

 

Payment can be taken over the telephone by debit or credit card.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Andrew Bartle

Chief Operations Officer.

 

_________________________ ______________________

 

Any ideas on this guys? i'm thinking i need to send the letter refusing to make an appointment etc? let me know if this is a pretty standard scare tactic and what you advise my next course of action should be.

 

Thanks in advance guys!

 

Az

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Usually they won't send anyone but send this if you want then if anyone does call tell them they have 30 seconds to get off your property or you will call the police

 

 

Dear xxxx

 

Account Ref xxxx

 

Please be advised that I will only communicate with you in writing. I have noted your repeated attempts to contact me by telephone over the past few weeks/months and these have been duly logged by time and date.

 

Furthermore, should it be your intention to arrange a “doorstep call”, please be advised that under OFT rules, you can only visit me at my home if you make an appointment and I have no wish to make an appointment with you.

 

There is only an implied license under English Common Law for people to be able to visit me on my property without express permission; the postman and people asking for directions etc (Armstrong v. Sheppard and Short Ltd [1959] 2 Q.B. per Lord Evershed M.R.). Therefore take note that I revoke license under Common Law for you, or your representatives to visit me at my property and if you do so, then you will be liable to damages for a tort of trespass and action will be taken, including but not limited to, police attendance.

 

Yours faithfully/sincerely

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thanks for the advice, i will prob just keep the letters in house in the event they do call. Anyone else think this is just a general threat o gram type thing?

 

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