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    • I was at court today with a Similar offence - 68 in a variable 40...M62.   I originally Phoned the police camera dept and asked for camera proof including gantry signs showing 40...they sent them and it showed the 40 and my vehicle.   I pleaded guilty, and asked for the single justice procedure thingy.   Came back with possible short term  disqualification, with option for hearing to plead against etc. I asked for a hearing   Finally 11 months after the offence, hearing came through.   Arrived at court, finally was called in.   Offence read out etc and then I had a chance to put forward orally my personal mitigation etc. (Remorse, I was stupid, wont do it again,  need license for work as live in rural area etc, first offence, good character standing)   Today the magistrates were kind...6 points and a fine...something like £450 plus £85 costs (cant remember the exact amount but was around £535 if greatly different will repost.  Have 14 days to pay, they will send me the amount etc.   I feel very lucky today, could have been worse.  Good luck with your case.  
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    • Hi I got a tent from go outdoors,   over £1000 for tent porch carpet  and footprint and it was faulty, so they exchanged it, it was only 2 weeks old,  so I got another tent tht to was faulty, I have pictures of the faults,  but this time they weren't happy to exchange but they did,  then I got a vanguard 8 ,  and when we were on holiday the rain was coming through the material of the tent, holes in the stitching and the zip kepted breaking, so 2 days into our holiday we came home to change the tent and go back and finish our holiday,  but they refused, this tent was only9 days old.  So we left the store phoned head office and they said "go back to store and give them another chance to sorte this out!"  So we did and the manger was worse this time, to ring head office he didn't want to. I have a proof of a call from head office for 40mins and the manager was implying to head office I was lying about a phone call  and head office have on record of them phoning me , the manager asked me to leave the store or he will phone the police   so I told him to get the police,   while waiting for the police  a customer was returning a tent and when asked from the store what's wrong with it, they said""nothing it's to hard to put away"  so asked the manager how is tht right when my tent is faulty and u wont exchange,   he told the police I was threatening a customer,  I never spoke to the customer, I also told them I am autistic,   The manager lied to the police and the police attuided to me was horrendous and I told them  repeatedly told I was autistic,   I have video evidence of my arrest,  What are my legal rights to a new tent,  any help will be greatly appreciated thank u,   am also dyslexic,  sorry if some of this doesn't make sense ,  I've loads more to tell on this whole situation xx I was arrested for not leaving the store until I had a resolution  All the tents where hi gear  Also I told the manager tht we where on holiday to rest as we've just had 4 weeks of hell with my daughter as shes now in hospital safe,  so we went away for 5 days knowing she was safe ,  and why woul we come home early and try to change a faulty tent,  and go back to our holiday if it wasn't faulty they weren't interested   I've been having meltdowns really bad this x  Also I was released from the police 2hrs later WITHOUT  been Interviewed and NO CHARGES I've had a email today saying because of my being banned from the store I can have a refund   I've sent them emails asking questions and they will answer the email but wont answer my questions and now they saying as a good will gesture they will refund me  But I only have until friday which is 1 day to accept the return and if I dont they will not refund me  And am so distressed ,  Am I right the if a item is faulty you have 28 days to a full refund 
    • Thanks dx I did read these post but wasn’t sure if they ended well.   I suppose it depends on how nervous it would make the buyer, and if their solicitor was happy to play ball.
    • the 120 days runs from when he discovered he could use chargeback. that must be within 540 days of the relevant card transaction. sadly halifax are useless everytime over chargeback  and never get things right.
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I have a problem with my tenancy agreement and where my deposit should be protected.

 

In my tenancy agreement under the core terms, section 1, it is stated that the letting agency would pay on my behalf the deposit to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

 

The next condition specifically states that the deposit is held by the TDS and that the lettings firm is a member.

 

Then later in the tenancy agreement it states that the scheme is administered by The Deposit Protection Service.???????

 

This condition is immediately followed by a number of conditions relating to the special clauses that the TDS scheme require inserting in a tenancy agreement.

 

I have received two certificates (different dates and different amounts but adding up to my deposit) from the DPS confirming that my deposit is held by them but at no time have I received any specific information about this scheme from the managing letting agent.

 

My preference would be to have my deposit in the TDS as I have heard that getting the funds back from DPS can be like 'pulling teeth' - and the deposit is £3000 so can't really afford to have that languishing somewhere that I can't get at.

 

Any advice/guidance

 

Robbo

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I'd have thought DPS is better security for your money as neither landlord nor agent can touch the money. With TDS, either LL or agent can hold the money, so you have less leverage in case of a dispute. But I have no idea about their efficiency in managing disputes which is where the problem may lie.

 

As a LL I've not had a problem releasing two deposits from DPS (neither case involved a dispute). PS. it may be that LL is not planning to stay with agent. In such an instance, the TDS would be problematical for the LL if the agent withdrew coverage (TDS is insurance backed).

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No I think it is more about the agent being lazy and using a tenancy agreement that really is not fit for purpose. We have rented two properties via this agent and both tenancy agreements are identical. My concerns are that the Head agreement the tenancy agreement has not been followed by the agent and because of the delays (over 4 months) in not registering the deposit and then clearly making a 'bodge' of registering the correct deposit my position is weakened because the DPS does not have particularly strong initial requirements where as the TDS does - in any event we have never received any prescribed information about either scheme. So where do I go to now - the relationship is starting to get tense -as the landlord has run out of money and is refusing to maintain this property.

 

I need to be prepared should this go up a notch - as I think it may.

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