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    • I find it difficult to imagine that they actually want to "repossess" the property. Presumably there is nothing in the lease which says that service charge debts are automatically secured on the property. You haven't told us anything about the value of the property as opposed to the value of the service charge which is being sought. To a certain extent it's outside my experience – but it seems to me that this would fall under the heading of an ordinary debt. Of course if they obtained a County Court judgement, then they might eventually be able to enforce it against your assets – one of which would be the holiday home. So I think you ought to give us a bit more detail and also post up the claim form in PDF format please
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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
      So I issued the claim on day 15 and they requested more time to respond.
      They took until the last day to respond and denied the claim, unsurprisingly saying my contract was with Packlink and not with them.
       
      I opted for mediation, and it played out very similarly to other people's experiences.
       
      In the first call I outlined my case, and I referred to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 as the reason to why I do in fact have a contract with them. 
       
      In the second call the mediator came back with an offer of the full amount of the phone and postage £146.93, but not the court costs. I said I was not willing to accept this and the mediator came across as a bit irritated that I would not accept this and said I should be flexible. I insisted that the law was on my side and I was willing to take them to court. The mediator went back to Hermes with what I said.
       
      In the third call the mediator said that they would offer the full amount. However, he said that Hermes still thought that I should have taken the case against Packlink instead, and that they would try to recover the court costs themselves from Packlink.
       
      To be fair to them, if Packlink wasn't based in Spain I would've made the claim against them instead. But since they are overseas and the law lets me take action against Hermes directly, it's the best way of trying to recover the money.
       
      So this is a great win. Thank you so much for your help and all of the resources available on this site. It has helped me so much especially as someone who does not know anything about making money claims.
       
      Many thanks, stay safe and have a good Christmas!
       
       
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    • Hermes lost parcel.. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/422615-hermes-lost-parcel/
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I like to find quirky rules and laws and I have a strange one to share. Story >>

 

 

'Having been a practising solicitor for over 16 years, I like to think that I have seen my fair share of quirky cases. But imagine my surprise when I was recently asked to represent a severely disabled man who was being charged with drink driving while on his mobility scooter.

I joined the case late in the day. When I met the client he had already been charged with the offense and had attended court and ultimately pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a mechanically propelled vehicle whilst unfit through drink'.

 

 

Although this story is now a few years old (2014) it still raises several issues in regards to the use and control of mobility scooters.

 

 

Story can be read here >> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/salome-verrell/mobility-scooters-raise-legal-loophole_b_5958516.html

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It is akin to stopping and breathalysing someone for walking home drunk.

 

 

Can the police not breathalyse someone who is walking in order to establish the level of drunkenness ? Especially if they are causing a public nuisance ?

 

Whilst I appreciate it would be extremely harsh to ban the scooter driver, there should be some kind of punishment if he was driving any type of vehicle/carriage whilst not in a fit state to do so?

 

Even at some of the slow speeds those machines go, they can cause a lot of damage if you are knocked down by one !

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Should also apply to cyclists who are over the limit as well..

 

 

Absolutely :)

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Should also apply to cyclists who are over the limit as well..

 

It already does.

 

Section 30 Road Traffic Act 1988 says: "It is an offence for a person to ride a cycle on a road or other public place when unfit to ride through drink or drugs - that is to say - is under the influence of a drink or a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the cycle.

 

http://www.bikehub.co.uk/featured-articles/cycling-and-the-law/

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The 37-year-old, from St Anne Street, Birkenhead, was convicted of being drunk in charge of children.

 

She appeared before Wirral magistrates for sentencing today.

 

Anna Beeho, prosecuting, said: 'When officers approached they could smell intoxicants.

 

'When they asked about the children she said they belonged to the daughter of a friend.

 

'She added that she did not know their names.

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder if the friend continued to let her look after the youngsters ?

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That's s35 offences against the persons act 1861 I think. This is what you can be charged with if you injure a pedestrian with a scooter.

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