Jump to content


  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • Answers to Stu's questions: 1) I live in a communal building and so therefore I originally assumed that it was a communal dish for the entire building, although I have not heard anyone else complain about this. I am probably the only person who lives here that actually has Sky and so the only person who uses the dish in question. There is another dish on the same side of the building which is a bit below that one towards the corner of the building, but I know which dish serves my flat as it was directlyt above where the scaffolding originally was. When I saw the blue screen on my front room TV I immediately telephoned my local Housing Association, although since then it has mostly been email contact in the past six weeks. 2) I don't personally own the dish myself as it was already there when I moved in here back in 2014 - as a matter of fact, I didn't even know which dish served my flat when it came to receiving satellite TV channels on my Digibox. I believe by implication that Sky must have installed it instead. At my old place which was a council house before I moved here, I had a Sky dish installed which was my own (a bloke came one Sunday morning back in 2005 to do the honours) , although I left it behind when I moved so that the next people could use satellite TV,  and also due to the fact that there would already be a satellite dish at the back of the building at my new place as well as a satellite socket on the wall at the back of the TV and so therefore I didn't need to take my old one with me. My Digibox and my account came with me when I moved to my present address. I would also like to say that the workman who was working on putting the satellite dish right will be returning on tomorrow - Wednesday 26th June 2024 to finally correct the dish via a cherry picker and so for the first time in six weeks, I will have proper TV again in my front room! I will post again once more on this thread to let you know that it has officially been done. Meanwhile, I have everything crossed for tomorrow that the satellite TV will be back on again, because he had been let down twice already. Wednesday is Day 44 of this charade, and hopefully the final day of it as well.             
    • Thank you for all of your consideration and time on my case The revised letter is fine and approved at this stage. As far as I kno neither the toilet or basin were replaced, the holw referred to by the calimant was an access point to a stop tap that couldnt be moved due to the location at below floor level in the garage A few minutes ago i gothome to a posted hard copy of the claim the original respond date was 4pm 9thJuly  In the same post delivery I recieved a further letter showing an additional 14 days for response to 4pm 23rd July I altered my copy of the claim form posted  earlier so that we were all ware of the revised date Spoke to my electrician earlier and she is considerring whether to put it in writing in a statement of truth She doesnt like confrontation and may not.  Follows from email 20th may   The door frames, where it’s all not fitting correctly with gaps and warped timber used.  A relatively simple fix  £25 . Skirting boards on the curved parts where it’s been filled with a filla and not even been smoothed out.  as above £25 . The architrave isn’t joining correctly with one piece with a cutting taken out of it. ive not seen this so cant comment but a simple fix . Sliding door, no stopper was used to stop it going all the way back and isn’t aligned to the floor. a door stopper was fitted The door slides fully into the pocket to maximise a very tight access witha 2ft 3" door . The extractor going into the boiler where a round tubes been used to an oblong pipe. It’s also held on by gaffer tape.   not a good standard and an easy fix £25 . The window hasn’t been packed correctly and one opening window isn’t aligned. an easy fix it took 1 minutes on my return from holiday . One piece of flooring isn’t sitting flush so will damage very quickly. I hadnt seen this,  the flooring supplied by the c,aimant was apoor quality Bnq with click systme that didnt lock weel so a boad may have risen up again an easy fix to replace one board £25 The toilet is far too close to the radiator and you can’t get up if sitting down. The defendant showed the claimant the size of the room right at the beginning and had discussions about it being a tight space I supplied a short reach pan to maximise space. Difficult to change probable cost £2-300 or more dependong on the final position . The stop tap I cannot get my hand in to be able switch the tap off.  I cut  a hole in the bottom of the basin vanity unit I wsnt particulalry pretty but I have large hands and could turn off the stop top it was below floor level as mentioned earlier  £25 to make hole even bigger . The window you are aware of that’s cracked and you are replacing.  this was carried out by the defendant, appointment on 10th June on return from holiday    The claimants email of 10th june shows an extended list of items that his builder carried out in claimants absense while I was on holiday and without my consent  Quality of skirting board that was fitted around the curved wall inside the bathroom and also in the lounge.  see above . Toilet fitted too close to the radiator where you could potentially burn your leg Claimant shown this at outset I cant  comment too much as I have no measurments see above . Hardly no space for you to get off the toilet when sat down, especially if you are tall.  This was pointed out prior to fitting the floor . The hot and cold feed were incorrectly placed to the wrong connection on the sink  Easy 5 minute flexible pipe swap over £10 . The vanity unit isn’t suitable due to the position of the stop tap. Small hole cut in the vanity unit base to try and switch the tap off  see above . No caulk used around the door frames  easy fix £15 . The extractor fan, where you used a plastic round tube, going to a square tube that was held on by gaffer tape. The square tube then went into a round hole on the outside, this was then filled with foam gap.  Easy fix £25 . The pocket door felt like it wasn’t fixed well, the door at the bottom wasn’t sliding on to the runner very well and you had to help it onto the run. Also no lock on the door.  a relatively easy fix £25 . The boiler door frame had to be replaced due to the timber that was used. The door also was replaced due to the door being fitted to fix into the twisted door frame wood. The door had been shaved so it would fit into door frame that was twisted.  I wasnt aware of this prior to my holiday The architrave used inside the boiler room was short, had a piece taken out of it. The architrave in the toilet wasn’t fitted well.this is subjective . You used two single sockets for the bathroom and boiler room. Where I only needed to have I double switch. I fitted a 2 gang light light switch . The door frame going into the garage you left gaps between the wood and the wall.  maybe required a little filler of quadrant bead£10 . Door handle not fixed correctly and is stiff  easy fix £5 . The window, one opening window doesn’t look level, the other you can’t open it and leave it slightly open in a lock position  fixed by me on my return . Skirting by the radiator, the hole had been cut too big and had just been filled with filler.  ?? £10 to make good? . One plank of flooring wasn’t fitted flush and my toe caught it sitting upwards. poor quality flooring supplied by claimant an easy fix £25   All pricing is subjective as I didnt have the chance to  look at the complaints   Except for moving toilet and replacing pcoket door all snags are relatively minor items That could have been easliy remedied Interestingly he doesnt mention taking out the pocket door wall, lifting up the floor to move the toilet replacing drains and making new wall      
    • That's great news and thank you for letting us know. I'll amend your thread title. HB
    • Ironically, 2 weeks after no updates the parcel has been located and delivered today!! maybe the Evri system is not as bad as it used to be (for me, at least...). Annoying that I spent 3 hours yesterday brushing up on my consumer legislation, but at least I'm well equipped to handle any more issues going forwards! Apologies to have used up the forum's bandwidth and feel free to mark as "resolved".
  • Our picks

    • If you are buying a used car – you need to read this survival guide.
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • 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. 
       

      Many thanks 
      • 81 replies
    • Housing Association property flooding. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/438641-housing-association-property-flooding/&do=findComment&comment=5124299
        • Like
      • 161 replies
    • 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.

       

      OT APPROVED, 365MC637, FAROOQ, EVRi, 12.07.23 (BRENT) - J v4.pdf
        • Like

Council Obliged to provide Residents Permit?


style="text-align: center;">  

Thread Locked

because no one has posted on it for the last 3931 days.

If you need to add something to this thread then

 

Please click the "Report " link

 

at the bottom of one of the posts.

 

If you want to post a new story then

Please

Start your own new thread

That way you will attract more attention to your story and get more visitors and more help 

 

Thanks

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

First post on here, so please go easy on me. :wink:

 

My situation:

 

Currently residing in family flat (NOT the owner), and finally bought a car. (Full time student at the moment.) The flat owner (aka my parent) has access to ONE off street parking space in the complex car park.

 

Applied to the council for a residents permit to park on my street, where most of the bays are always empty. Told that as this is the inner town zone, and demand is high, there is a 6-12 month waiting list.

 

In the latest email, they are now refusing me a permit in this zone (the inner town one), stating as I already have one off street parking space (I don't, my parent does?!) they are unable to offer me a permit for this area. They said they are only able to offer me an adjacent zone (meh, fine by me I guess), but the zone they offered is not the second closest one, it is the third closest one!! Arggh!!!

 

This third closest zone that I speak of has over 90% of its bays almost half a mile away from my house, which is frankly ridiculous. Some of them are almost a bus ride away.

 

So my question is:

Is the council LEGALLY OBLIGED to provide me with a residents permit, and for what area? Are there any laws regarding this? If there are any laws that deal with this in my favour, I would like to quote these.

 

With all my work (and dealing with my minor lifelong health condition), I am absolutely sick and tired of being pushed around by the council.

Link to post
Share on other sites

From what you say, it's likely that there is a council planning policy to discourage car ownership in a town centre., where transport links are relatively good. They do this by limiting the number of car spaces in planning applications and also by 106 agreements, whereby a condition of the planning consent bars residents of the development from obtaining residents permits.

 

You would need to look at the planning permission for the development where you live to see if this condition has been made. If that is the case then they are legally obliged NOT to provide resident permits.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would echo that. I think they are legally obliged to offer you a permit privided you meet the criteria set down in the terms of the local permit scheme (don't remember it's technical name), and then wait in line. If you don't meet the criteria, than they won't be obliged. I guess you need to do some research. I'm sure they will help you if you make enquiries as to where all the regulations etc are.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You would need to look at the planning permission for the development where you live to see if this condition has been made. If that is the case then they are legally obliged NOT to provide resident permits.

 

Thank you for your reply buddy.

 

Do you know where I would be able to find the planning permission for my development? Is there like some sort of Council database publicly available?

 

Thanks again.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would echo that. I think they are legally obliged to offer you a permit privided you meet the criteria set down in the terms of the local permit scheme (don't remember it's technical name), and then wait in line. If you don't meet the criteria, than they won't be obliged. I guess you need to do some research. I'm sure they will help you if you make enquiries as to where all the regulations etc are.

 

I would like to do some research, trouble is, I have absolutely no idea where to find the relevant criteria. They have rather general criteria set out on their own website, but its not too specific.

 

Thanks for the reply.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for the third post in a row.

 

Provided I AM eligible for a permit, what can I do to force them to provide me a permit in one of the NEAREST zones? My main annoyance is that although they have permitted me to obtain a permit, that zone is too far away as I mentioned in OP.

 

Put more clearly:

 

If they are legally obliged to provide me with a permit, does this obligation include a set proximity to my residence?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your reply buddy.

 

Do you know where I would be able to find the planning permission for my development? Is there like some sort of Council database publicly available?

 

Thanks again.

Most council websites have their planing applications on-line which can usually be searched by application no., address, postcode or date.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Speak to the council! Tell them your circumstances. Ask them where you can find the eligibility criteria, and can they send you a copy. Ask them if there are specific regulations concerning your building, considering there is a parking space included. I'm sure they will be happy to tell you whatever you need to know.

 

Once you establish whether you are entitled to one, you can decide what to do next.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyway, I have sent them a strong (but polite oc) email, will await their response, then update this thread.

 

Thanks guys.

 

PS: I found the planning application site page, but it didn't have any info for my flat. (Old building, but restored by the developer within the last year.) Annoying.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to do some research, trouble is, I have absolutely no idea where to find the relevant criteria. They have rather general criteria set out on their own website, but its not too specific.

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

The criteria for issue and price of on street permits should be found in the Traffic Regulation Order that regulates the permit parking places. Get hold of a copy and see what it says. Also, it may be worth contacting your local councillor to take this up on your behalf.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Why a "strong" email? They are there to provide a service, that's all. You should be able to ask a reasonable question and get a reply.

 

Because I DO ask them reasonable questions, yet they never give me reasonable answers. And always take forever to reply.

 

Which council?

 

Sorry, I'd rather not say, but I can tell you that it's not a London one.

 

The criteria for issue and price of on street permits should be found in the Traffic Regulation Order that regulates the permit parking places. Get hold of a copy and see what it says. Also, it may be worth contacting your local councillor to take this up on your behalf.

 

Great idea, thanks a lot.

 

To get this, I would have to contact the council, right? Would I need a freedom of information request, or would asking them straight up work?

 

The Councillor idea is a great one. (I hope that I will only ever have to use this as a last resort.)

 

EDIT: It's been 2 full business days, still waiting on a reply...

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

 

To get this, I would have to contact the council, right? Would I need a freedom of information request, or would asking them straight up work?

TRO's are a public document which you are entitled to view on demand at the council offices.. some councils will email you a copy.

 

Or you can search on -line here:

http://tro.parking-adjudication.gov.uk/login.aspx

Link to post
Share on other sites

TRO's are a public document which you are entitled to view on demand at the council offices.. some councils will email you a copy.

 

Or you can search on -line here:

(url)

 

 

Great stuff, thanks for the link.

 

Now a lot of reading to do. /rolleyes

Link to post
Share on other sites

Update:

 

I have read the TRO for my borough (thank you Michael Browne), and confirmed that I am indeed eligible as I always thought.

 

I have contacted a councillor regarding this matter for assistance.

 

I would just like to know - how much assistance are councillors actually able to provide on such matters? Any experiences?

 

Thanks guys.

 

EDIT: Still awaiting a reply from the council.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I have read the TRO for my borough (thank you Michael Browne), and confirmed that I am indeed eligible as I always thought.

 

What's the exact wording?

 

You still need to find out if there is a condition of the planning consent that bars residents of your development from having permits. This would override the TRO.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What's the exact wording?

 

You still need to find out if there is a condition of the planning consent that bars residents of your development from having permits. This would override the TRO.

 

I understand, but they never mentioned anything like that to me, so I assume there must not be such a restriction?

 

If you want I can PM you the exact wording, but I don't really want to put it up here...

 

EDIT: To be honest, I just think that this is the most incompetent council ever, and that its mostly not a case of what am I eligible for what, but rather them not doing ANYTHING from their end.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand, but they never mentioned anything like that to me, so I assume there must not be such a restriction?

By all means assume, but it would strengthen your case much more if you found out for sure. Other than the planning consent, it's possible, although unlikely, that the lease for your flat may make mention of it.

If you want I can PM you the exact wording,

Fine

 

EDIT: To be honest, I just think that this is the most incompetent council ever, and that its mostly not a case of what am I eligible for what, but rather them not doing ANYTHING from their end.

 

My experience is that most council departments default mode is 'no'

Link to post
Share on other sites

My experience is that most council departments default mode is 'no'

 

I just realized that I cannot send PM's without a post count of 30 or greater. Argh, so frustrating.

 

Maybe send me your email address?

 

OR Would a Mod/Admin be able to override this feature in goodwill, knowing I am clearly not a spammer, but a legitimate person with a legitimate issue?

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...