Jump to content
  • Tweets

  • Posts

  • Our picks

    • Hermes lost parcel.. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/422615-hermes-lost-parcel/
      • 49 replies
    • Oven repair. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/427690-oven-repair/&do=findComment&comment=5073391
      • 49 replies
    • 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.
       
      • 3 replies
    • 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!
        • Thanks
        • Like

Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 1881 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

sure........

 

 

A friend of mine parked in a car park, in a disabled bay in a motorbillity registered car with her disabled daughter, but is unsure whether she displayed her blue badge.

 

 

An invoice has been received for £100 as it states that we did not pay the £60 requested in previous letter ( Which has never been received).

 

 

The car park was for an entertainment complex, and she parked there to go to the cinema and to have some food for the pair of them.

 

 

Any advice would help.

 

 

Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What was the date of the initial parking event?

 

UKCPS have switched trade bodies recently and this will determine the best wording for the appeal.

Link to post
Share on other sites

for what I understand is, that the land owner would not be out of pocket as they were using the amenities, and that even if the badge had been forgotten to be put on display, then the tax disc would have vel printed on it anyway.

Link to post
Share on other sites
24/10/2014.

 

Good. BPA members still.

 

They haven't followed the correct procedure to allow keeper liability under the POFA 2012.

 

Probably because of switching ATAs midway through the timeframe they have to follow.

 

NTD in BPA.

NTK in IPC. ( not received )

Full payment letter in IPC.

 

Easily beaten but may take a few letters.

 

I'll explain more later when on laptop. Phone nt behaving! .

 

Abbreviations ;

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?168275-Posting-in-this-Forum-please-read

Link to post
Share on other sites

doesn't matter about the blue badge anyway

nor any bay markings

 

 

on private land they mean nothing.

 

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
doesn't matter about the blue badge anyway

nor any bay markings

 

 

on private land they mean nothing.

 

 

dx

 

 

 

 

If the signage states you have to have red tyres to park in the space, then that is the ' contract ' that you have entered into according to PPC world.

 

 

Red tyres/blue badge, same thing on private land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the date of the £100 invoice, and when was it received?

 

 

And when does it claim the £60 invoice was sent/dated?

 

 

As UKCPS have no appeal by email on their website, then postage will have to be paid for the one or two letters that will be sent.

 

 

Or not sent depending on answers to the above questions...

Link to post
Share on other sites

is there not something within the T&C of the BB's that says they are issued by councils for use on public highways & byways & public owned parking sites

if you get my drift?

 

 

sure theres a thread on this here

 

 

dx

please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Dx,

 

Thanks for your help.

 

The letter does not state when they reckon they sent the first letter.

 

This one which was received on 28 November 2014, stating that the £60 had not been paid and was now £100.

 

28 days to reply from 26 November 2014.

 

Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well you (your friend ) has left it a bit late waiting to appeal...

 

But I would suggest something along the line of;

 

'As this is the first I have heard about this matter, then I wish to envoke your appeals process.

 

As registered keeper of vehicle xxx xxx I am not liable for this charge.

 

Please cancel this charge forthwith, or alternatively issue a valid code that I am legally entitled to, that allows access to the independent appeals service POPLA.

 

UKCPS were members of the BPA AoS at the time of the alleged parking event.'

 

Every letter should be sent with free proof of postage.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 8 months later...
Sorry guys, forgot to update !!

 

 

They upheld my appeal, sure using my CAG email address helped !!

 

Who did?

 

UKCPS or POPLA?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...