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    • Every day and every week of delay is causing large numbers of deaths.   I just found this about Sir David King, ex-government scientific advisor and chair in Independent Sage. He thinks government inaction is tantamount to criminal.   https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/eddie-mair/former-chief-scientific-adviser-government-criminal-mistake-covid/
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    • your right to reject has not been affected. at the very least you now have moved into the 6 months period where under the Consumer Rights Act you are entitled to give a single opportunity to repair after which you are entitled to reject the vehicle. maybe it will be a good idea to provide them with a letter to make  clear your position and what will happen if the whole matter isn't completely sorted out.   If that appeals to you then you might like to draft a letter and post it here and we can have a look. I think it's a good idea to state your position clearly so that nobody is in any doubt.   in terms of your part exchange vehicle, if you reject your new car then they will be obliged to refund you the entire asking price of it. In other words they will be obliged to substitute a money value for your old vehicle.   it might be worth stating that as well in your letter for clarity. I would suggest that in the intervening time it would be worth making a list of all the losses that you have suffered as a result of this situation and then if it looks like a worthwhile figure then we can help you claim it back            
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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.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      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.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
       
      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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Really regretting giving someone my number and agreeing to going for coffee on Saturday. Between 8 last night and 9 this morning, he left 2 voicemails.

 

I really don't have the guts to tell him to get lost. He seems to think that because I study Law, I can somehow help him with his mental health issues and some stuff with the police. I have my own issues to sort out.

 

He still won't leave me alone. He sent me a text today basically making me guilty about his mental health issues. I was out earlier and he turned up and wouldn't leave me alone.

 

Someone has told me I should be friends with him. Can't think of any good reason why. Surely, if you're friends with someone, you must both get something from the friendship? I get nothing from this.

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Still suffering from the bloody lurgy, sore throat and headaches. Then the other half gets a bloody cob on when I don't go into great detail about asking what kind of day she has had!!!!!!!

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flytippers. do they not give a ****e? (obviously not). idiots. if knew who it was, would pick it up and dump it back in their drive/yard.

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Making two cups of tea this morning, pouring the milk in and watching it instantly curdle. I'm guessing if I hadn't woken up with a stinking head cold, I would have realised earlier that my insomniac OH had decided during the night to descale the kettle with vinegar. :|

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Getting brown envelope from DWP!!!!!!! Then seeing its just a benifit update....wow getting an extra £2.15 a week from April, what will I do with all that money?

 

Don't spend it all at once!

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Normally I am a mostly calm sort of person but today I wish to rant swear and try not to hit out! Today i found out that a friend of mine has been beaten up by her husband! She is black and blue and now homeless as he is the only person on the rental contract thingy! He is refusing to let her see or get her pets, refusing to let her have anything from the house and has threatened if she goes near the house he will kill all her pets :(

I wish I lived nearer so I can help out, all I can do is be there when/if she needs to chat.

Tell you one thing....karma you have a target go get him!

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That is absolutely dreadful. Presumably he has to leave the house at some time. If he hasn't changed the locks she should enter the house when he is away, and she must have a strong burly chap or two with her. I think as threats of violence have been made the police might help her. It will depend on how sympathetic her local police are, but she should contact the domestic violence team immediately. They will be discreet. She must never, ever go near the house on her own. A girl I knew was murdered by her ex when she returned for a hairdryer.

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She doesnt want to live in the house ever again, looks like she has got a little house that she can move into on friday and a charity has organised basic furniture for her, when sorted she is going with friends to get her pets and other stuff, this fella was so controlling he tried to make her believe he had a life threatening illness to stop her going to see her family! The things that are coming out are undescribable grrr I want to go round there and do some damage to him...look what he has done now made me lose my temper he will pay!

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Thank goodness she is away from the animal.

 

Hopefully he won't carry his threat out, but she should contact the RSPCA about that and they should be able to help, and maybe have him arrested at the same time.

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I'm really, really sorry to hear about what's happened to your friend. Rather than go there with a group of friends, I would suggest she contacts the Police and asks them to accompany her to collect her pets and belongings - she can still take her friends if she wants to. They did this for a very close friend of mine who was in the same position in the past. If she goes with the Police, there's far less chance of comeback further down the line (I've known ex-partners accuse the person leaving of theft and criminal damage in the past), and there's also far less chance of the situation escalating and somebody being hurt.

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I do think it would be better to go with the police too, but I am concerned that if he sees the police, or if he hears they turned up at the property when he was out, he may harm the animals out of spite. The lady in question is out and safe, thank God, so I'm really concerned about the poor pets.

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Will need her friends as there are over 20 animals to be removed, I think the rspca will help as well as they work with the rescue

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I do think it would be better to go with the police too, but I am concerned that if he sees the police, or if he hears they turned up at the property when he was out, he may harm the animals out of spite. The lady in question is out and safe, thank God, so I'm really concerned about the poor pets.

 

They might be able to go in plain clothes and not their uniform?

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There's a meet up next Saturday for the moderation team of a forum I help mod. It's in London, which is 3-4 hours away. I was told they won't pay hotel costs and that I can just go home. Er, can I? I won't get home until gone midnight and would have to leave mine around 9am.

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There's a meet up next Saturday for the moderation team of a forum I help mod. It's in London, which is 3-4 hours away. I was told they won't pay hotel costs and that I can just go home. Er, can I? I won't get home until gone midnight and would have to leave mine around 9am.

 

Don't go. Simple.

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