Jump to content


  • Tweets

  • Posts

  • Our picks

    • If you are buying a used car – you need to read this survival guide.
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 
       

      Many thanks 
      • 81 replies
    • Housing Association property flooding. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/438641-housing-association-property-flooding/&do=findComment&comment=5124299
        • Like
      • 161 replies
    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

      OT APPROVED, 365MC637, FAROOQ, EVRi, 12.07.23 (BRENT) - J v4.pdf
        • Like

Driving without a licence


evertonmad
style="text-align: center;">  

Thread Locked

because no one has posted on it for the last 5014 days.

If you need to add something to this thread then

 

Please click the "Report " link

 

at the bottom of one of the posts.

 

If you want to post a new story then

Please

Start your own new thread

That way you will attract more attention to your story and get more visitors and more help 

 

Thanks

Recommended Posts

Had a driving disqualification, which has now over with, sent my application for a license to the dvla on recorded delivery, said it would get there next day by 1pm. Anyway i went two days after it was sent thinking that i was fine to drive, under section 88 or something, that you can drive if dvla have received your license. I stupidly never checked, as thought they would have it. Car had tax, mot, insurance.

I was pulled over by the police on a spot check, and they checked my details which showed the ban, and expired license, got onto the dvla who confirmed my application hadn't arrived. Car got towed, and i had to get somebody insured on the car to go pick it up, cost me 150 quid to get it back, and a whole day sorting out, running back and forward police station.

Got my car back, now im waiting to see what the court will send? anybody know of the punishment/fine etc that may occur for driving without a license??

Feel stupid that the difference from getting caught and not getting caught could of been them opening a letter, but obviously only self to blame

 

I have now spoke to dvla who confirmed they have recieved my application. The detail in the matter is a VALID APPLICATION, if the application isnt yet processed it isn't VALID, your not covered to drive. So the info below is a bit misleading and has caused me to make a big mistake.

 

 

Just wondered if anybody knows what i may be facing, scared i may get banned.

 

((Once DVLA has received your valid application you can drive before you receive your licence as long as you:

 

have held a GB or Northern Ireland licence issued since 1 January 1976 or another exchangeable licence

aren’t disqualified from driving (there are different rules for medium or large vehicles, minibus or bus drivers - the traffic commissioner for your area will decide whether to grant your entitlement to drive these vehicles)

haven’t been refused a licence for medical reasons or for failing to comply with medical enquiries

wouldn’t be refused a licence for medical reasons (if in doubt, check with your doctor)

keep to any special conditions which apply to the licence))

Link to post
Share on other sites

I suspect the whole range of penalties are available to the court from disqualification and points to fines. You do however have quite good mitigation and correctly presented might persuade a court to go the lighter route than the heavier one. I would start getting the paperwork in order re dates to prove what you are saying is the truth and not trying to hoodwink the court.

 

One thing that comes to mind though is that an insurance policy is normally only valid if the driver has a valid driving licence so that may raise its head too. What did you tell the insurance company about your disqualification when getting the insurance? Did you declare it?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a few different problems, and current pluck the courage up to tell my mum. The insurance is in her name, and im the second driver on it, so i never told the insurance company. The policeman said he was going to give me a 60 pound stop fine, but couldnt as i cant show my licence at a police station within 7 days, with it most likely not arriving, so said ill have to wait for a letter off the court and just plead guilty, if neccesary

Link to post
Share on other sites

It does sound like if that did occur ie it only is the D/L matter you would be getting off lightly. The problem is if they now check with your insurance company and find out that you and your mother have not declared the disqualification. It is a criminal offence to obtain a policy of insurance and fail to tell the insurance company about previous convictions / disqualifications. You may have just dropped your Mum in it. The point being that the premium would most definitely have been much higher than it was in fact or you may not have been insured by that company at all.

Link to post
Share on other sites

shooting from the hip on this one

 

you sent the application to dvla by recorded delivery

(do you now have a date received by track and trace)

 

the date and time you sent it will be on the receipt given by the post office

 

its not your fault dvla left it in there post room, but need date dvla signed for it

 

 

INTERPETATIONS ACT PEOPLE ???

Link to post
Share on other sites

It does sound like if that did occur ie it only is the D/L matter you would be getting off lightly. The problem is if they now check with your insurance company and find out that you and your mother have not declared the disqualification. It is a criminal offence to obtain a policy of insurance and fail to tell the insurance company about previous convictions / disqualifications. You may have just dropped your Mum in it. The point being that the premium would most definitely have been much higher than it was in fact or you may not have been insured by that company at all.

 

do you think the insurance company will take up regarding this? they have sent a letter out to say ring us within 7 days as a matter or urgency or your policy will be cancelled.

Link to post
Share on other sites

do you think the insurance company will take up regarding this? they have sent a letter out to say ring us within 7 days as a matter or urgency or your policy will be cancelled.

 

You don't have any choice do you? If the policy is going to be cancelled if you don't call, I suggest you find out what has happened. I also agree with postggj that you enquire at the DVLA.

 

Let us know how you get on.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You don't have any choice do you? If the policy is going to be cancelled if you don't call, I suggest you find out what has happened. I also agree with postggj that you enquire at the DVLA.

 

Let us know how you get on.

the policy only has 2 and half months left, but i dunno whether i should just let them cancel it and hope nothing comes of it. Then start a fresh insurance, with everything clean. Got myself in loads of sh*t through struggling with money

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...