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    • thats not a credit agreement, it's a signed application form, it doesn't contain all the prescribed terms it should, and it also refs other T&C terms that are not included.   as for ever sending an SAR to a DCA, thats the same as sending a stupid AID letter, simply invites pointless letter tennis.   sit on your hands until/unless they send a letter of claim and a reply pack.   dx  
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    • Ok defence submitted. Mortimer have sent a letter back ackn my CPR request.   Weirdly Cabot got back to me ackn my CCA but have referenced the other claim for the current account instead. Didn't think you could CCA a current account claim? Fleecers must be getting their wires crossed 😂    I'll sit back and wait and keep on reading up!   As ever thank you kindly to Andy and Dx.
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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
       
      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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Up until recently, I have been borrowing from multiple payday loans (common mistake, I know) which escalated until I couldn't cover it anymore, ending in a cycle. Since then, I have been with Harrington Brookes to make sure I recover from the scale that I am in.

 

However, despite being assured that my accounts are functional and being processed - Marshall Hoares Bailiffs have continued to contact me by phone and e-mail, until that one threat that they are making that door visit. In which case, made me really worried because I have just told my folks that I have my debts under control (which it is, as I have a repayment plan being set-up). The contact I have at Harrington did say that I must not contact the said bailiffs in any way and only mention that I am already with them and that they are handling it.

 

The big question, after that big phone call threatening you of a visit. How long does it take for them to get here? As I may want to be ready.

 

PS. I am a new member and a desperate one as it is already 8PM and both companies have closed their call centers for the day :(.

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First off, drop that fee paying DMP and go with a free one.You are wasting money that could be used to pay off your debts. Regarding Marshall Hoares, they are very well known to us, and they are an off shoot of a rather dubious persons Payday loan company. They are also in blatant breach of OFT guidance on debt collection, as they should NOT be contacting you at all whilst you are in a DMP. All correspondance is to be directed to your DMP, who will then relay to you.

 

You also need to ignore any phone calls from them. These con artists will say and do ANYTHING to force you into paying. Get a good nights sleep and call your DMP in the morning. Do NOT call the DCA on the phone. You must let your DMP do that. If you have to contact them, then only do so in writing. NO TELEPHONE CALLS.

Any advice i give is my own and is based solely on personal experience. If in any doubt about a situation , please contact a certified legal representative or debt counsellor..

 

 

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I wish I discovered this forum when I was dead worried about repaying, but so far, Harrington rang when I needed the help and provided me the reliable information that I needed, with a price, obviously.

 

Thank you for the reply, really appreciate all the information you guys share in here. Wish I have found this sooner.

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Yeah. Apparently, my details were up from a third party source. I don't know. I'm guessing LendingStream. i received a number of calls from other services after that.

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