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    • 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. 
       

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    • 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.

       

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Hi, I'm new on here. Hopfuly I can find some answers to my dilemma.

 

I was living on my own as a private tenant until the end of February this year. I paid my council tax on time each month. Once I'd moved out I struggled to find another flat so decided to move in with someone I met on Gumtree. I did not sign any tenancy agreement as the other person was the tenant who had signed the contract months before I even moved in. From what I've been reading I am legally classed as a lodger as I did not sign an agreement. The tenant agreed with me that the council tax and water rates were included in the monthly rent.

 

After a few weeks I decided I wanted to go on the electrol register at the address as I thought I may live there for longer than six months. I sent the forms off and thought nothing of it. After two months of being there I was told that the landlord was kicking us out as I wasn't supposed to be living there according to the tenant's agreement. So, I moved out and found myself another flat and registered myself at my new address.

 

Fast forward to six weeks ago, I recieved a letter from the council saying that I owed them £505 for the previous property where I was a lodger. I went to the local office to try and sort it out and they say because I was on the electrol register that I'm liable. This sounds rubbish to me. I tried to get in touch with tenant who lived at the old address but she has been ignoring me and blocked me off Facebook. Addmission of guilt!!

 

I need to know

 

1) Are lodgers resposnsible for council tax as I read that they're not?

 

2) Do the council have a leg to stand on with making me pay for this bill seeing as I was just a lodger.

 

3) Am I right in saying that the person who has signed the tenancy agreement in a property is liable to pay the council tax?

 

I've tried to do the decent thing and sort this out with the council whil the tenant has ignored me and the council's request to get in touch with them.

 

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you need proof like bills etc that you WERE NOT there for the period they are after charging you for

 

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you need proof like bills etc that you WERE NOT there for the period they are after charging you for

 

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Hi, I'm not disputing that I wasn't there. Im disputing that I was a lodger and not legally responsible for council tax. I just paid a set amount each month which included everything.

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Students lodging are exempt,otherwise it is the person holding the tenancy agreement if the landlord does not live on the property.

It is likely that the other person would have had single person discount-it may be that they are not wanting to contact the Council since if they were getting the 25% single occupancy discount,they would chase for overpayment.

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1) Are lodgers resposnsible for council tax as I read that they're not?

 

No they are not.

 

2) Do the council have a leg to stand on with making me pay for this bill seeing as I was just a lodger.

 

No but at least initially to them you must have appeared to be a tenant. You need to speak with them about this, they'll want evidence as its a common excuse people use to try and get out of paying.

 

3) Am I right in saying that the person who has signed the tenancy agreement in a property is liable to pay the council tax?

 

Correct (unless you are the resident partner of a tenant).

 

I tried to get in touch with tenant who lived at the old address but she has been ignoring me and blocked me off Facebook. Admission of guilt!!

 

It sounds like they may have advised the council you were jointly liable. What I normally recommend when I see cases like this is that you speak with the landlord/managing agent and ask that they confirm with the council as to who the tenant was.

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