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    • why not simply tell you supplier they have the wrong meter number you been paying for usage , and ofcourse you can view this online too so its not as if you'll owe anything you might get a nice surprise and find you are owed a refund.
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    • I would add, many companies have done everything possible to manage and carry on in difficult Covid19 circumstances to supply customers with what they need.   Continually making excuses for delays is not what I'd want from an installer and maybe the £100 deposit is not so important.   Get this deposit back if you can but, more importantly, find a local installer recommended by family or friends to carry out the works.
    • Hello all,   I hope you can assist me, as I am quite lost and confused at the moment.   Two years ago I moved to my actual flat. Throughout this time I have been with EDF first and now EON. When I moved in, my landlord didn't quite know which one was my meter and I picked the one that I believed was mine (now reading you I know I should have done a burner test..). During this time, I have been paying my bills and submitting the numbers that I believed mine, which actually agreed with my consuming patterns.   Today, all the meters appeared with numbers, but the one next to the one that I was using, which appeared with a different flat number. As you might have guessed, none of them had my flat number. I have just made the test and it looks like that one may be mine.   Now, how should I proceed? I have been paying bills is not like I wanted to avoid paying, but clearly there has been an issue. Could you please advice me on how to proceed?   Lastly, in terms of meter serial number, the one that I was using matches my bill and I guess my neighbor bill. The additional doubt I have is, who is paying for my meter and why are they still providing me with gas if no one is paying the one that seems to be my real meter.   Many thanks!    
    • Hi J,   You must decide what's your priority - make the gym honour what you were offered originally (perhaps trying to draw you in) ................   ............... or pay what they're now demanding to get the srvice you want.   Surley it's worth a go ?
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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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I have been paying Jacob's Bailffs for years at £46 per week plus their £1 charge because it is by debit card. I had paid nearly £5000 and could see the light at the end of the tunnel, then the bill for 2010/2011 came in and anticipating problems paying Jacob's plus the new council tax bill wrote to my local council Redcar and Cleveland, to ask if I could pay a nominal amount just till Jacobs were clear which would not have been too long, they said to put it in writing and they would look at it. The letter then came from Jacobs asking me to fill in the income and expenditure form, which I did, and then yesterday I receive a letter saying they have increased my payments to £250 per month and it is not negotiable, I rang the council and they claimed that they had sent a letter to me saying that they agreed to my proposal but as I had not paid anything it had gone to the bailiffs, I did not receive any letter and the woman rather haughtily told me to "sort it with Royal Mail".

Well, today I have basically been emailing anybody that will listen, there is a formal letter on the way to the council, I have spoken to my local councillor, rang the citizens advice, but I am worried if nothing is sorted by the date of the first payment (3rd August) what should I do?

I know a little bit about bailiffs, and when they first started calling I did sign a Walking Possession Order, but the Liability Order for this year and the one for last year which I only owe £300 on I have not, does this mean they cannot enter my home, are they supposed to do a WPO for every Liablity Order? Could anyone offer me some advice please.

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do you know if the liability order with the wpa attached to it is paid in full

 

if they are collecting more than one liability order all sent to the bailiffs at different times then yes they would need to get a new wpa for each year

 

have you ever received a breakdown of bailiffs fees for any of the accounts

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Yes I am certain that the liability orders that the wpo was attached to have been paid, when we rang jacobs recently they told us that we only had the current liability order and the one for last year which nobody visited for.

No I have not received a breakdown of the fees but have downloaded a SAR form and I am going to send that to them.

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are you going to send a subject access request and pay the £10 or are you going to ask for a fees breakdown

 

they cant use a previous WPA to gain entry so you are OK there if you have a car move it well away from your street don't let them get another WPA

 

 

have you replied to this letter (I receive a letter saying they have increased my payments to £250 per month and it is not negotiable)

 

As long they don't get a levy there is nothing Jacobs can do if its not sorted by the 3rd pay the council what you can afford

 

did you send Jacobs a copy of the letter you sent the council

 

My council uses Jacobs PM me if you are in north wales and if its the same council i will give the name of a very good local councillor

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No I am not in Wales, my local council is Redcar and Cleveland. I am sending a copy of the letter to Jacob's and I will also request a breakdown of the fees.

 

If you are requesting a breakdown of fees include reference numbers for all accounts including the one that is paid

 

phone /e-mail your council ask for

the date of each liability order

the amount each liability order

the date each was passed to the bailiffs

the outstanding amount of each liability order (this will also confirm the liability order with the wpa attached is showing a Nil balance)

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Could you tell me what a levy is please, I am pretty sure I have not had one.

 

 

Notice of seizure of goods and inventory it lists the goods levied its part of the wpa

 

there is a copy of a Jacobs Notice of seizure on the forum somewhere (i posted it ) if you want to see it give me a shout and i will see if i can find it

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