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    • Hi all,  just wondering if i could get some help. me and my ex wife decided to get a loan back in 2017....i was continuing paying it but she didn't even though she promised me she would pay it as i agreed to it... and we split up in 2018, i was sectioned under mental health due to her behaviour.  short story... i came out 6 months later and she did not pay anything, my inbox was full, my phone with voicemails. i was not expecting this..... this loan was for £2000,    i tried to call her obviously she changed her phone number and email address, 2020 still not heard anything from her.... sent her letters she choose to ignore it.....   so i thought i come on here.... see you can make a complaint about responsible lending credit search.... behold just got a reply from progressive money....   i've also complained to amigo loans.... that is again she didn't pay anything... checked credit karma £11,876 on £7000 loans... hopefully something comes out of this....  - Summary Resolution Letter .pdf
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    • Do as above, and we can find out if it's an enforceable agreement, often it isn't from Lowell.   But from another point of view, as long as they have your current address, why pay them if you only have £30 at the end of each month? It's not visible on your credit file, so won't affect your credit score in any way. This is in no way a priority debt.    
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As part of an insurance claim, our insurer has agreed to put us up in a hotel for a few weeks whist repairs are done to our house. Does anyone know if they pay a set rate for meals and if so, how much do they allow and how many meals per day. Thanks


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In any insurance claim where accomodation is required it is unusual to meet the cost of food, as the underwriters work on the principal that if you lived at home you would need to buy food anyway. However, you can argue that you have no means of doing food preparation within a hotel, therefore the cost is much greater than it would be at home. I am not aware of any fixed rate, but that of course would very much depend on the terms of policy. Nevertheless, if there is no specific term in the contractual agreement, negotiation may be the way forward based on the aforementioned arguement

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As above it all depends on the firm/how good the loss adjuster are. A home policy usually only mentions alternative accomodation cover, however if they refuse make a case to state that there is an increase in the cost, plus washing clothes etc is also increased. You should be lookng at roughly £10-15 per person, per day.

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As part of an insurance claim, our insurer has agreed to put us up in a hotel for a few weeks whist repairs are done to our house. Does anyone know if they pay a set rate for meals and if so, how much do they allow and how many meals per day. Thanks

 

Agree with previous comment. About £15 per person per day would be about the max that would be paid. It is just a token amount towards some basic food.


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Dear whizzkid001,

 

another option to consider is a holiday or similar short term self catering let. It is the most difficult time of year for this but may work out cheaper for the insurer and more convenient for you - it can get pretty depressing/tedious living in a hotel for any length of time.

 

There is a huge amount of personal preference here and negotiation is the key. It will also depend on how serious/time consuming the repairs are. I would say it is almost never that building works are completed to time!

 

regards,

Jet

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