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    • 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?
       
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      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.
       
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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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I recently parked on a piece of land for the purpose of visiting the local newspaper for a meeting with the Advertising manager

, only a quick visit as he was off sick.

 

Parked in the customer section

after 7 mins returned to my vehicle, disabled badge showing also,

sign clearly stars for customers only,

 

 

to be blocked in by an abusive white van man who started shouting at for illegal parking

and under the wiper blade was a hand written note telling me I have been issued with a ticket ??

No ticket?

 

 

Now they have taken me to court ??

Is this legal ?

 

Do they have to produce photographic evidence or is a scribbled note from a pad sufficient?

 

 

I have a copy of the said ticket but their solicitors are not interested...

Help please , anyone ?

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Have you actually been issued a summons?

 

Can you scan & post up this ticket?

 

There is a set procedure before they can issue a summons, and from what you say, they have failed to follow it.

Have you received a notice to keeper, or just got this so called ticket?

Who ever heard of someone getting a job at the Jobcentre? The unemployed are sent there as penance for their sins, not to help them find work!

 

 

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Sorry for the delay in replying,

had letters from Gladstone solicitors,

rang them on numerous occasions, brick wall,

 

 

it was sent to court,

I responded,

court replied no further action unless DE LTD want to proceeded,

they have and their solicitors say no mediation ?

 

Got to get a response to Northampton by Apri 2 .

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There was NO ticket issued at all ? Just a hand written piece of paper stating I have been reported, frantically trying to find it and the details of my visit to the said business ie the local paper, misplaced due to house move, surely the court can contact the paper direct to confirm this ??

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What were the particulates of claim?

 

What was the defense you issued?

 

Please post up copies of these without personal details and bar codes.

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Well, their evidence bundle will be a bit thin to say the least but they are playing a numbers game,

expecting you to pay up rather then defend.

 

The courts wont contact anyone,

you have to do all of the work otherwise you will lose and this is what they are hoping for.

 

Get down to the car park and photograph the signs and also get into the building

and find out who you spoke to on your original visit.

 

 

If there are no signs make sure that you photograph the entrance to the land

and the parking bay as a nice panoramic view.

 

What paperwork have you received in the post since the day in question?

What dates did your receive it?

Did you respond to anything in writing?

 

 

All these are critical as the hand written note should contain certain information

that is needed to be compliant with the law you must find it.

 

In the meanwhile,

demand a copy of the original "ticket" from the parking co as a CPR 31.15

along with a copy of their contract with the landlord

that allows them to make claims and take legal action in their own name.

 

Find out who owns the land,

probably not the company you visited so that will show if they fail on that point.

 

Your response to Northamton CC is you are defending in full on the grounds

that co contract was formed to be breached and DEL failed to follow the protocols of the PoFA

(wont automatically beat them on this as they are chasing you as the driver)

and DEL know this so their claim is vexatious.

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Is there any update on this matter?

Be very interested to know how this is progressing or if resolved please

Santander PPI X 2 **WON** claims on behalf of son (Oct 2010/ Mar 2011)

Citicard O/H (PPI) - **WON** Compound Interest Dec 2011

Citicard O/H (Charges) Bailiffs sent in August 2012

Barclaycard - **WON** Compound Interest Oct 2011

Monument - account information being sought for OH

Citicard - self - N1 submitted August 2012

Barclaycard - self - **WON** damages for non disclosure/information now rec'd. Aug 2012

Barclaycard - relation - Failed SAR sent 29/09/11

Halifax SAR sent 18/08/2011 for relation

LTSB - SAR sent 09/08/2011 for friend

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sorry but a lot of people post asking for help when it is late in the day and then just slink off never to be heard from again because they have either settled and dnot want to say so or the whole matter was dropped and they think that their troubles are now over so there is no need to report back. We like to hear about the outcome, whether good or bad as it allows us to see what the parking co's are thinking and doing, good or bad.

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sorry but a lot of people post asking for help when it is late in the day and then just slink off never to be heard from again because they have either settled and dnot want to say so or the whole matter was dropped and they think that their troubles are now over so there is no need to report back. We like to hear about the outcome, whether good or bad as it allows us to see what the parking co's are thinking and doing, good or bad.

I was getting that impression ericsbrother, but I try to think the best of people in the hope that they might not come into that category, lol.

I've got my own thread but was just wondering how this turned out.

Thanks anyway :)

Santander PPI X 2 **WON** claims on behalf of son (Oct 2010/ Mar 2011)

Citicard O/H (PPI) - **WON** Compound Interest Dec 2011

Citicard O/H (Charges) Bailiffs sent in August 2012

Barclaycard - **WON** Compound Interest Oct 2011

Monument - account information being sought for OH

Citicard - self - N1 submitted August 2012

Barclaycard - self - **WON** damages for non disclosure/information now rec'd. Aug 2012

Barclaycard - relation - Failed SAR sent 29/09/11

Halifax SAR sent 18/08/2011 for relation

LTSB - SAR sent 09/08/2011 for friend

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