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      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.
       
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      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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Hi, I'm after a bit of help again.

 

In November 2010 I was convicted of Dangerous driving and also for 2 tyres

 

On my Licence it shows 1x DD40 and 2x CU30 (Using a vehicle with defective tyres)

 

I read somewhere that you only get fined once of a CU30 and therefore if you had 1 or more tyres below the legal limits you would only get one fine,

 

So if this is the case should I have 2 CU30's on my licence?

 

If not what do I do? I know I can have them removed from my licence after 4 years but need to inform my insurance for 5 years, if I only have one CU30 on my licence it should make my insurance cheaper.

 

Thanks for your help.

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It's per tyre upto a maximum of 3, as you can only give a maximum of 3 FPN's to a driver (less if 1 or more would take them to 12 points).

 

DD40 is endorsable with from 3 to 11 points. How many points did you get for it?

CU30 (presuming you got 5 or less points for the DD40) x2 adds a further 6 points, taking you to between 9 & 11 points.

 

For instance, if you had (starting with a clean licence) 4 defective tyres, you'd be reported and summonsed to court. But if you had three, whilst the option for summons is still there, 3 FPN's could be issued instead, giving you 9 points plus the FPN fine x3.

Please note that my posts are my opinion only and should not be taken as any kind of legal advice.
In fact, they're probably just waffling and can be quite safely and completely ignored as you wish.

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Well, I'm surprised that you didn't get points, but yes, it's correct that it's on there twice. The two tyres would've been treated as separate offences.

Please note that my posts are my opinion only and should not be taken as any kind of legal advice.
In fact, they're probably just waffling and can be quite safely and completely ignored as you wish.

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Dangerous driving carries an obligatory one year ban. It would only attract points if for some exceptional reason the ban were not imposed, in which case the court would have the option of imposing 3-11 points instead.

 

The two types are indeed separate offences, but would not generally have got you points as well if committed at the same time as the dangerous driving, especially if the dangerous driving charge related primarily to the condition of the vehicle.

 

Regardless of the number of points though it's still a matter of fact that you were convicted of three offences, so you have to tell your insurer about them all if they ask.

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