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    • Hi   I assume this mattress was the Tenants own property?   So after moving out the Tenants provided an attachment showing a stained mattress and wanting full deposit back and threatening to claim against you for this.   1. Tenants failed to notify you of this stained mattress issue until the end of tenancy after they had vacated the property.   2. You have no evidence that this was the actual mattress used in that property nor evidence to back up there claim the staining caused this mattress damage.  (i.e. one of them could have had an accident and wet the bed or done this when they moved from the property).     3. Ask them that you wish the mattress independently inspected. (which you are fully entitled to do and if it proves this claim is false it will be added to the deposit claim by you the landlord for damages as well as the Garden if you need to get landscapers in to carry out the work that should have been carried out by Tenants as per Tenacy Agreement and raised  by yourself (Landlord) on a few occasions which Tenants failed to rectify even at end of tenancy.   4. Ask them to provide you with the contact details of there Contents Insurance Company (tenants whether Private or Social Housing should always take out and have Contents Insurance but is up to that tenant) bet they don't provide it Big question is the Deposit protected in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) and those Tenants that have left were given a copy of the Prescribed Terms for that TDS? (Bear in mind you may need to tell TDS that you are in dispute with the Tenant about damages i.e. mattress and Garden)    
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    • Hi again   Yes, it's been a lovely day weather wise.   Guess you've better things to do with weather like today than help with this problem, so thanks very much for your input, it's very much appreciated.   Late this afternoon I did receive a reply from the tenants, and they are asking me to go 50/50 with getting the garden sorted, not only that, as they have moved away they are expecting me to get the quotes.   Regarding you view on this issue, its so easy not to see the whole picture and my thoughts that the staining damp may be of their own doing didn't occur to me as I was so locked into the historical leak. Taking a closer look at the room in question today, I'm convinced that they are trying it on with the stained mattress- they did mail through a picture and then a receipt for supposedly the mattress. My wife and I then took both the pic and receipt to the bedding store where purchase was made to ask if the two married up, the picture does not show any emblems/manufactures logo or such to prove that this is the case, so we are none the wiser- our thoughts being that the stained mattress is from elsewhere.   A few days back I spoke to our letting agent regarding all of this, as was quite correctly mentioned there are two parts to this equation, namely the mattress and then the property.   Our agents mentioned to me that as an inventory was not carried out initially with the let, (hindsight) the pictures that were used to advertise the property could not be used as evidence to present to the TDS to be compared to the pictures now as there is no proof that the advertising pictures were in fact how the property was when the let started. I mentioned that all digital pictures have a means of finding when that pic was taken- Geo tag/Metadata- agent was quite surprised by this. The agents thoughts then went for a hide in a vacuum-   This is going off at a tangent here-many moons ago my wife studied computer science at a local University, one of her classmates who she is still in touch with is now a practising Solicitor. My wife suggested that maybe I give her a call, a bit rude I guess, but I did  phone and with the pleasantries out the way  I asked for her opinion of the best way to get this sorted. Her remit isn't landlord type stuff, however she will speak to a colleague on Monday and come back to me.   The property is due to be relet on the 21st, we will ensure that the new tenants move in to a home that is immaculate and welcoming, trouble is its getting a tadge close to get the garden issues sorted in time.   I know that all this will get closure in the end, but at the moment I've had more fun with a toothpick-   Again, many thanks.
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OK so I am having a bit of a panic as I don't feel prepped enough. My SB defence claim on the form is as advised and instructed by you all and quite brief. Should I have more information with me? i.e copies of old credit reports with nothing on them from Welcome/Provident, copy bank statements? I sent an SAR to Welcome and have had nothing back from them (should I take a copy of the request with me). When I called them they had no record of me so getting nothing back from them I guess isn't surprising. I haven't asked Westcot for anything, should I have sent them an SAR or something called a CPR? Or am I just overcomplicating things?

 

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Take absolutely everything with you in a file and stick post it notes down the side so you can find what you are looking for quickly. Number the pages. You need three copies of everything.

 

It's too late to worry about asking Wescot for anything, and without the original particulars of claim I can't see how exactly you can respond. I don't like it that the judge told you that you knew what it was about. DCAs are well known for loading claims with all sorts of charges.

 

It is up to them to prove you made payments in the six year period. If necessary you must ask them judge to put them to strict proof of this.

 

If the judge is difficult about the SB, then asks you if you had the money the best reply (and one I used successfully) is that yes, you did have the money, but it is the terms and conditions under which the money was advanced to you which you are entitled to see and despite your sending a SAR to Welcome they have failed to provide any agreement or any proof of any outstanding debt.

 

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Also, remember that if the matter of the Default Notice comes up, or if you need to bring it up as part of your Defence, you must stress that no valid Default Notice was ever served on you. If the judge tries to ignore this then say, "Respectfully I must point out that the Court of Appeal ruled in American Express v Brandon that the matter of a valid Default Notice failing to be served cannot be dismissed as de minimis."

 

Do not allow yourself to be rushed. You can take a little time to give your answers. Sound firm, and stick to your guns.

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But if you stick to your defence of Statute Barred the above should not need to be raised as SB is the ultimate defence.....two words you need to remember...Statute and Barred

 

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Who is blurredl ?

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Good morning, I have a quick update. I worried initially that the dates may not quite work in my favour as I thought they were circa 2007. I have done some last minute digging around with Provident who don't hold any information for me but after some pushing gave me the number of their solicitors who confirmed that they passed on the debt to Wescot in October 2005 for £1200,which means that it is definitely SB as the judgement was recorded in May 2012, I'm confident that I've never had any communication or payment arrangements with Westcot.

 

I just have one other question around the difference of £1200 and claim for £2400, will they need to also provide a breakdown and justification of those additional costs and charges at the hearing?

 

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Hi Froggy as you are pleading its Statute Barred then it makes no odds what has been added...you are not paying....it should not get to discussing the formalities of the debt

 

remember two words Statute and Barred

 

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When is hte hearing ?

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Hi Guys, the hearing was this morning and Westcot didn't turn up so the judge struck out the case :)

 

I just wanted to again thank you all again for your fantastic invaluable advice and patience with me getting around it all :???: I really do appreciate it and wouldn't of been able to deal with it without your help!

 

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Well done Froggy delighted for you.

 

Thread title amended to reflect the outcome.

 

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Oh well done - I guess you didnt ask for your costs ?

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You could claim costs for the set a side fee and dealing with the set a side and journey to court and time off if necessary...but if your happy as you are then put it behind you now.

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@Andy - I feel a little cheeky doing that, that said it's taken up a lot of my time as well as having to take two days off work, is it a simple process? If it is I'll give it a go and donate 50% to the site.

 

Ford - Thanks :) and yes that's correct.

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Unfortunately you'll probably have to file a part 23 app for costs after receipt of the notice... another £45.00 and its not usually a straightforward relief to £xx.xx

 

Wait on the judgment and perhaps make an informal approach to the other side for your costs with the proviso that if it does not agree you will apply... keep it low (ish) and the other side may oblige rather than risk further exposure.

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Research Wasted Costs Orders froggy...2 days off work is £180 for starters

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