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    • How do I know what to reply though and how to get it right.  I may have had 12 months to sort it but I simply have not been able to afford to keep it up. In December I had high hopes but circumstances completely out of my control at that time meant rightly or wrongly my bank account was not on my mind. Bear in mind I have taken out 2000 and paid back 4700 or thereabouts. So it certainly isn’t the case that I never ever paid them or tried to run away.  I have made substantial payments throughout these couple of years. 
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    • https://tinyurl.com/y484rmfk   A  Secure tenancy is Assured by 1988 Housing act   A Protected tenancy is Regulated by 1977 Rent act which is yours   Both have Grounds for possession order.   The grounds you have quoted are from 1977 Rent act, schedule 15, section 98 which are discretionary   If the LL has issued the correct "Notice to Quit" you need to show it to Shelter, CAB, Solicitor, local law centre checking to see if its correct notice or not.   Read on https://tinyurl.com/y3cdaq8s   Can you upload a copy of the NTQ in adobe pdf form to CAG with personal details Blank out    
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    • Hi @BankFodder
      Sorry for only updating you now, but after your guidance with submitting the claim it was pretty straight forward and I didn't want to unnecessarily waste your time. Especially with this guide you wrote here, so many thanks for that
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Slightly misleading as no court time needed -

I had multiple mobile accounts which I stopped paying after informing them due to bad customer service

& failure to provide everything promised under contract or implied contract.


This they didn't like and each contract was apparently sent to a DCA etc - about £1000 in total maybe.


I had got into the habit of ignoring because I'm stubborn and righteous haha but



couple years later just before Christmas I was surprised to receive court papers for one of the accounts from infamous (on here) solicitors.


I stubbornly waited just until the deadline (as they do) to file a defence

and I just decided to go at it with full details to show that I wasn't messing/afraid and that I would be a great witness re the 51% threshold.



I know the normally better method is to be brief & hold back haha.

I also reserved the right to counterclaim re default defamation.


Today I was actually preparing to do a CPR document request but I've just received a discontinuation of claim :D :D :D out of the blue


I'm guessing/hoping this means the other accounts won't be acted upon?!


Should I bother asking them to remove the default as they've tacitly accepted my defence?


I know I'm being smug but im happy!!

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I mean the accounts. Remember they would still exist after the case throw out.

Email Sara De Tute... Get it sorted...


As in write a letter to her at L? And demand that all the accounts be closed?


Should I ask for the defaults to be removed in the same letter for the same reason do you think?



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They will almost certainly advise this was a commercial decision not to go ahead with the claim and refuse to remove the defaults :(

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They will almost certainly advise this was a commercial decision not to go ahead with the claim and refuse to remove the defaults :(


Yeah I assumed something like that :(


I think it's unfair of them because it wasn't a debt issue per se: I notified them first to say they were in breach of contract. I didn't owe money it's all the subsequent bills they thought I should still be paying.


On top of that though I had one 'account' where I dealt with multiple phone sub-accounts and though my termination reason covered them all they have applied multiple defaults.


They've certainly vexed me haha

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