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Help needed on this worrying problem....

 

About 4 years ago I took my car into a garage for repairs, and owner quoted me just over a month to complete the work, however the owner dragged his heels and cut a frustratingly long & painful story short it was 1 YEAR before I got the car back!

 

I paid part of the bill as the work was being carried out but because it took them so long to finish the work I told the owner I was not willing to pay the remainder when he delivered the car back - and he has not chased me for the money.

 

Now 4 years later I purchased some parts from the same owner over the phone with my credit card (I know, stupid me), but he has decided not to post the parts to me saying I owed him for the previous work.

 

My question is where do I stand legally on this matter?

 

1) not paying in full for work 4 years ago, and not willing to pay now.

2) garage refusing to send my parts until i pay for the previous work.

3) if garage used my credit card details (after my recent ordered ) to pay for the previous work without my consent.

 

Thanks for you help in advance.

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You could make a claim under section 75 to get your money back from the latest transaction.

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Thanks for the info on section 75.....but I would also like to know:

 

1) where do I stand legally if I dont make payments for the previous work - can he take me to court / does he have a case?

2) can garage use my credit card details (from the recent ordered ) to pay for the previous work without my consent?

 

Thanks again

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Given the amount of time that has passed,I think it would be difficult for the trader to get a result in Court now.

Presumably they had your contact details yet made no attempts to recover the shortfall ?

If such a situation did arise,it would give you an opp to counterclaim.

Have a happy and prosperous 2013 by avoiiding Payday loans. If you are sent a private message directing you for advice or support with your issues to another website,this is your choice.Before you decide,consider the users here who have already offered help and support.

Advice offered by Martin3030 is not supported by any legal training or qualification.Members are advised to use the services of fully insured legal professionals when needed.

 

 

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