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    • Particulars of claim please :   Frustration of Contract and Unfair terms in relation to a request of the refund monies paid when no service provided for wedding event on 23/05/2020 as agreed or at any later date up to date of claim or thereafter. 1.       On 01/04/2019 we confirmed our booking for 23/05/2020 for 350 guests. Please refer to document titled “Wedding Reception Contract”.  There were no terms and conditions attached nor were they provided to us.  2.       We were pressured into make a full payment of £7,700 to secure the date for 23/05/2020, as the dates would not be guaranteed without a full payment.  Full payment was made on 02/04/2019. 3.       On 15/12/2019 we contacted the Events Manager who informed us that she was no longer employed by Goosedale Limited. 4.       We made a number of calls but none of these were returned.  We finally made contact with Mrs F on 13/01/2020 to explain that we understand our Events Manager has left and who would be the new Events Manager.  5.       An on-site appointment was made on 20/01/2020 at Goosedale, together with our wedding catering provider but this was double booked and we were seen by the admin officer who had limited information as our wedding plans. 6.       On 20/01/2020 after the on-site appointment the new Events Manager, Mr xxxx contacted us he would be the duty manager on the wedding day.  7.       On 21/01/2020 Mr xxxxx sent us the catering pack. 8.       On 29/02/2020 we had an on-site meeting with Mr Nick Singh at 10am. 9.       On 05/03/2020 Mr xxxxx sent us a summary of the on-site discussion. 10.   On 20/03/2020 we emailed Goosedale Limited requesting an update for alternative dates or refunds following Government Guidelines regarding COVID-19.  Mr xxxx responded that Goosedale Limited would be postponing events booked for April and May 2020.  Alternative dates were the only option and no refunds were available. 11.   We provided alternative dates none of which were available for Goosedale Limited. They confirmed they had no availability for July 2020 and August 2020 in any of their rooms within their venue.    12.   On 23/03/2020 we requested a full refund as the original wedding date for 23/05/2020 could not go ahead. Mr xxxx confirmed that Goosedale Limited would not be issuing full refunds and attached the Terms and Conditions.  This was the first time we had seen this document. Following his refusal to return the full refund, we offered Goosedale Limited to hold onto out deposit and return the rest of our money until the matter was resolved. 13.   In the absence of a response from Mr xxxx, we further emailed him on 26/03/2020 and requested an update. On 27/03/2020, Mr Nick Singh offered us 18/07/2020 for 350 guests which we agreed and received another booking confirmation on 30/03/2020. 14.   Due to rise in COVID-19 and the uncertainty with events going ahead in July 2020, on 17/04/2020 we secured an alternative date for 350 guests to take place on 08/10/2020 in line with the original booking. Unfortunately, we have not received a booking confirmation for this event. 15.   Wedding venues remained closed until 15/08/2020 and now allow for 30 sit-down guests only. 16.   Goosedale Limited have advised us that weekend bookings require a higher payment, however despite 08/10/2020 falling on a weekday, we were not offered a price reduction. 17.   No further communication was received from 17/04/2020 until an email on 03/09/2020, with a letter attached requested a further “£250 security bond for the event on 08/10/2020”. 18.   On 04/09/2020, we wrote to Goosedale Limited requesting a full refund.  A Letter before court action was issued giving Goosedale Limited 14 days to refund the money. 19.   They received the Letter before Court action on 6/09/2020 in which the request for a refund in full was made, this was sent by recorded delivery which was logged as Received by them and documented the facts to claim a full refund. 20.   We have received no communication to the Letter before Court action and have incurred costs up to that date, in trying to resolve the matter.  Goosedale Limited have remained silent on the matter and have no disregard about how this has affected us financially 21.   We have been subject to unfair practices under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 as Goosedale Ltd have refused a refund “stating no refunds available under any circumstances”. 22.   The CMA issues guidelines on 28 August 2020 (attached) which confirmed that the Contract has become frustrated, and the Terms No Refund are not legal terms to be imposed on customers, who have to cancel due to the COVID. 23.   We have tried to be reasonable under the Circumstances including working with the Venue to rearrange dates right up to August 2020 however it has become clear that, the venue can not provide the service we have paid for since 23 May 2020, and they have unreasonably held on to our funds, without providing any service under the Contract. 24.   We have no additional contracts with the Venue and they have imposed terms which deny a refund, despite informing them in the Letter before action that we  request a refund of the full amount, this now includes interest from the day the Service was not provided up to the date of Trial, as we have been reasonable throughout the conduct of this matter. 25.   We have now had to face additional charges and costs which we will ask the Court to award at the Hearing, we can confirm that we have attempted to resolve this matter amicably since March 2020, but have been met with a blank excuse to deny a refund. 26.   The current Government guidelines highlight that wedding ceremonies allows for up to 30 guests at a sit-down wedding reception which came into effect from 15/08/2020. As detailed above, our current contract and payment has been for 350 people. Goosedale Limited are not in a position to provide this service. Legislation : We have made Goosdale aware of the legislation we will be relying on below, again we have waited for a response and this has not been forthcoming. GOV.UK – Competition & Markets Authority Guidance – Statement on coronavirus (COVID-19), consumer contracts, cancellations and refunds dated 28/08/2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cma-to-investigate-concerns-about-cancellation-policies-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-consumer-contracts-cancellation-and-refunds The Consumer Rights Act 2015 Unfair Terms https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/2083/contents/made The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2014 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/3134/made
    • can you pop all those into one multipage PDF please so we can Zoom and not have to take all day to download single page files. read upload carefully  
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    • POC   1.The Claimant ('C') claims the whole of the outstanding balance due and payable under an agreement referenced “ref number” and opened effective from 27/08/2016. The agreement is regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974, was signed by the Defendant ('D') and from which credit was extended to the Defendant.   2' The Defendant failed to comply with a default notice served pursuant to s87, . CCA and by 05/08/2019  a default was recorded.   3.As at -/-09/2019 the Defendant owed “Bank of SCOTLAND” the sum of 3897281.   4.By an agreement in writing the benefit of the debt has been legally assigned to the Claimant effective -/09/2019 and made regular upon the Claimant serving a Notice of Assignment the Defendant shortly thereafter.   5.And the Claimant claims- 1. 397281 2. Interest pursuant to Section 69 County Court Act (1984) at a rate of 8 % per Annum from -/09/2019 to -/08/2020 of 26171 And thereafter at a daily rate of 82 to date of judgment or sooner payment. Date 28/08/2010   Try this: from my files...   Defence  1. The Defendant contends that the Particulars of Claim are vague and generic in nature. The Defendant accordingly sets out its case below and relies on CPR r 16.5 (3) in relation to any particular allegation to which a specific response has not been made.   The Claimant has not complied with paragraph 3 of the PAPDC (Pre Action Protocol) Failed to serve a letter of claim pre claim pursuant to PAPDC changes of the 1st October 2017. It is respectfully requested that the court take this into consideration pursuant to 7.1 PAPDC.    2. Paragraphs 1 & 3 are denied .The Claimant claims £3897281 is owed under a regulated agreement with HBOS on 27/08/2016. I do not recall the precise details or agreement.    3. On receipt of the claim form, the Defendant sent on date XXXXXX a request by way of a section 78 pursuant to the Consumer Credit Act 1974, for a copy of the agreement to the Claimant and on date XXXXX a CPR 31:14 request to their solicitors. To Date both remain in default of my requests and have failed to reply.   4. Paragraph 2 is Denied. I have never received a Section 87 Default Notice form either the Original Creditor nor the Claimant dated 05/08/2019    5. It is therefore denied with regards to the Defendant owing any monies to the Claimant and the Claimant is put to strict proof to:  (a) show how the Defendant has entered into an agreement; and  (b) show and evidence any cause of action and service of a Default Notice  (c) show how the Defendant has reached the amount claimed for; and  (d) show how the Claimant has the legal right, either under statute or equity to issue a claim;    6. As per Rule 16.5(4), it is expected that the Claimant prove the allegation that the money is owed.    7. On the alternative, as the Claimant is an assignee of a debt, it is denied that the Claimant has the right to lay a claim due to contraventions of Section 136 of the Law of Property Act and Section 82 A of the consumer credit Act 1974.    8. By reasons of the facts and matters set out above, it is denied that the Claimant is entitled to the relief claimed or any relief.
    • Hi folks, it's been a while but I'm back as I thought I would be. I didn't know where to post this as my original thread is now closed so sorry if I'm in the wrong place 🐵   BW Legal are at it again and after me. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/profile/393677-ncp-hater/content/ Here's the latest episode. This looks a bit more official. do I need to appeal to "them!!!!" 🤬 ????   Judge and jury ggrrr  !!   Many thanks  !!!
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I am trying to agree a full and final settlement for a debt which keeps moving from DCA to DCA.

 

The original credit agreement was a Virgin MBNA card. The debt was being collected by RMA collections and a settlement figure of 3,500 agreed with payments at 150 per month (original balance 7,300)

 

MBNA recalled the debt and sold it to Varde who refused to acknowledge any previous settlement with RMA or any payments made.

 

Varde instructed Experto Credite to collect. Experto were unable to provide any CCA documents or comment on previous payments made and have in turn passed this to another DCA, called IND. I have spoken to IND and sought to negotiate a settlement bu they insist on the full balance which they now set at 10,300 with charges and interest.

 

I have received a letter from Aktiv Kapital informing me that they have purchased the debt from Varde and wish Experto Credite to continue to collect on their behalf.

 

I have an opportunity to settle this and can rais about 50% of the outstanding balance if only I knew who to pay it to. This debt accrued due to the actions of a family member who had authority to act on my behalf and was hidded from me for some time. It is a blot on my otherwise good credit history and I am looking to apply for a mortgage in the near future.

 

Any advice on how to proceed gratefully received.

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Until someone produces an enforceable CCA you should dispute the a/c as they cannot take any enforcement. It will be a carrot to tempt them to enter into a F&F settlement. ;)

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Wait until the latest DCA contacts you in writing, do not enter into any telephone conversation with them everything needs to be in writing.

 

When they do contact you send them this; http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/content.php?426-A-letter-when-the-account-has-been-passed-to-another-debt-collection-agency

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watch IND they litigate at the drop of a hat, with or without proof

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I've not had any communication from IND yet. I contacted Experto Credite to open negotiations and was told it was now being handled by IND and given their number. I've spoken to them and theyve asked me to write or email with a settlement offer.

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Here is a template letter for you to use I sent this on behalf of one of my clients and the debt is now passed back to the original creditor MBNA

 

Faxed **EDIT FAX NUMBER**

 

date , 2012

 

 

Experto Credite

address to be entered here

 

FAO Activ Kapital – enter reference number here

Experto Credite - enter reference number here

 

Ref: enter your name and address and post code here

 

In response to your letter dated , 2012 and received today , 2012 of which has been noted.

 

Please can you validate your claim to this amount in writing by providing me with a complete and full payment history starting from the Original Creditor to date.

 

Can you also provide me with a copy of the original agreement with my signature, with the Original Creditor to whom I had taken out the agreement with regards to the amount that you now say that I now owe.

 

If you can’t then this debt is therefore deemed unenforceable and I would therefore ask you to refrain from any further contact or I will deem this as harassment.

 

Please can you forward on to me all relevant information you hold on this claim.

 

I look forward to your quick response within twelve working days from the date of this letter.

 

I will be forwarding all complaints to OFT in regards to arrears handling. Ref **EDIT REF**

 

your name here

 

 

If you do receive a letter directly from MBNA then you can then neogiate a settlement figure. Remember the longer the debt is outstanding the more of a percentage of a settlement figure you can get.

 

Good Luck

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The original credit agreement was a Virgin MBNAlink3.gif card. The debt was being collected by RMA collections and a settlement figure of 3,500 agreed with payments at 150 per month (original balance 7,300)

 

So an agreement for a settlement figure was already in place prior to it being moved on?? Do you have anything in writing to that effect ?

 

I wonder if the following might apply.

 

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