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    • you can't just reject the car after more than 30 days of it being in your possession. you can put in a complaint under your consumer rights act 2015 citing the <6mts rule whereby they have one chance to repair the vehicle and should that again fail for the same reason(s) you can then reject it. dx  
    • they do hold particulars of claim and MUST for 6yrs. they might not have a copy of the claimform to send you but can copy and paste the POC from their screen to an email pdf or read it out to you. thats why we say record your calls sadly paperwork wriggles this old wont help you get it set aside. i very much doubt. and it will cost £275  probably cheaper to contact VCS and pay it and get it marked as settled.  it'll still show on your credit file but at least as settled. dx    
    • you can goto your local CC and get it signed for free. dx  
    • the courts have told me they haven't got the particulars of claim details. What they have produced is the judgement claim with the wrong address on it.  Would I be right to assume that if I can send proof of my actual address at the time with this form, that would suffice to dispute the judgement. I was thinking of including information re the previous case I won in 2017 for the same alleged offence. Unfortunately because it was so long ago the courts apparently dont keep the records but I've got a photo of the court judgement and a letter from my letting agent stating I had my own space. Would you recommend adding this to my dispute. I want to ask the judge to order VCS to pay my expenses. Figured this might help.
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      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.  

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    • 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.

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      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.
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      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.


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Blemain say I owe them Money - Can I reclaim charges

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they probably charged you building ins too when you already had it.



bet that and the charges reclaim meets their F&F figure?

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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... 

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The charges relating to letters calls are before 2010 if i recall correctly that has now been changed to collections being one charge per month, when asked how it costs £35 per call or letter they claim it is to pay for the collection team. Insurance for building is where they charge for block insurance on their insurance, as you havent supplied details of your insurance

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All of those wacky fixed fee charges are reclaimable plus either contractual interest in restitution or statutory 8% interest depending on which way you want to go.

Stat int doesnt require an argument but is less in monetary terms than contractual interest in restitution, if you understand the ruling in sempra metals v hmrc then go for CIIR, if not stick with 8% s69.



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The problem with the building insurance payments they take is that they require blemains name to be noted as interested party on your insurance. Without this they don't care if you have other insurance.


This was prior to 2012 when they changed policy and no longer require to be noted as an interested party.

I have had limited success so far with this particular fight.


They did remove some as there was no proof supplied within the SAR of them asking me to provide proof.


The other years I in tabs to fight at court with proof of my own policy.


It is not illegal to have two insurance policies

just illegal to claim on both unless they share any claim costs.

Point is no one would pay for two as there is no benefit.

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with proof of policies they should be refunding

if they don't

get in contact with the other insurers

and ask them to start a dual insurance reclaim

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... 

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