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    • Yes, you've successfully defended the action, which means that Link will have to produce a Witness Statement and have the gonads to see you in court.   They can't just get a default judgement.
    • Hi Andy Yes, its a question of what the court will enforce. the section 98 and 76 terminations are none default terminations. It is unlikely a court would give the creditor a judgement if they did not offer some kind of arrangement in the first instance. They did permit the overdraft.   You are right in saying it is not as cut and dried as in say a running account agreement where there was an agreed repayment schedule on the terminated agreement.    
    • One little thought that may help alleviate that pressure. Remember that, after you've filed your Tax Return, you have 12 months (to 31 Jan 2022) to re-open/amend it, claim any more expenses overlooked - or fix any other errors - and re-submit the corrected Return online. So long as your re-submission does NOT trigger additional tax/N.I. bills then the re-submission itself won't cause any fines or penalties. Get the Return filed as accurately as you can, and pay whatever tax/N.I. is due, by the end of this month THEN, if necessary, reopen the Return to amend/re-submit asap after that. Good luck with it all.
    • This could well be a Letter Before Action.  Please redact your personal details and then upload it.
    • Thank you for your very quick response.    I am asking for (almost) a full refund, in that I am asking for monies paid to him ( I paid over this due to directly paying for certain materials eg steel beams, planning applications, engineering calcs and drawings etc)  however, I anticipate that I won't get the full refund and am realistic about this.  I just did not want to ask for the amount to rectify and then him bring it down so that I am having to pay a lot of that too. Ideally he will cover the cost of rectification, plus consequential losses plus some to cover inconvenience.   I have had 3 independent quotes for the rectification of the works, coming in at £22-26, 000 including VAT.   The main issue is the roof in the loft, the windows and patio door replacement and the ensuite shower room needing taken out and replaced due to lack of water tight-ness and drainage issues.   I anticipate that the whole roof will need replacing and possibly some of the wooden structure of the dormer due to water ingress. all the decorating will need redoing which isn't included in the costs and I will also likely need temporary accommodation.      I have not got the kind of money to fix this, all the money I had was spent on this works. I am not covered by my insurance as they say this is a consumer issue, they also aren't permitting me to use my legal cover, which I am pursuing with the financial  Ombudsman service.     I don't believe a loan to be an option for me as I will be seeking one for IVF.   From speaking to him whilst he was doing the job, he does have money- kids in private school, nice house, flats they rent out, decent cars etc but whether the assets are in his name I do not know, how would I find this out?   Do you know what the type of inspection would be or who I would approach to do such an inspection?    
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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 and mediation hints. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/428981-hermes-and-mediation-hints/&do=findComment&comment=5080003
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    • Hermes lost parcel.. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/422615-hermes-lost-parcel/
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hi hope someone can help

 

i had my pip renewel last tuesday/

 

i had one 2 years ago

lost my mobility but kept standard care element

 

my astmah and artitis was really bad

the male receptionist pushed me in on a swivel chair/

 

the assesor said i could leave and have another appointment if i wanted

i said no as i couldnt bear the throught of going back again/

my son was with me,

 

i was in pain with my legs and im sure you could hear my chest weezing

 

/she was very nice and kept asking if i was ok /

 

i am concerned i might get zero points and lose my pip

 

i didnt go for appeal as i couldnt stand the stress of having to explain all over again

 

/i also suffer from anixity/

 

will the dm look at the assesment i had 2 years ago as it was a different situation and i am a lot worst now/

 

sorry for long post

 

my assesment was with capita not atos

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hi a friend of mine is thinking of applying for aa she downloaded the forms and read them it mentions a medical assesment is this the same as pip i always throught it was a paper based claim like the old DLA she is 69 and dont think she could cope with a medical is it worth her applying?she is too old for pip

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Don't know if this will help but when my mum applied for Attendance Allowance it was all paper based. She didn't have to attend a medical but maybe the DWP wrote to her GP instead. It was the same for my mother in law but they are both in their eighties. I think it might partly depend on your age whether you have to be medically assessed and also your medical condition. Give as much information as you can on the form

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DLA was also assessment based for some and some on PIP have been paper based. There is no hard and fast rule.

 

It all depends on the medical condition/disability and what evidence is provided to the DWP on whether a face to face assessment or paper based assessment is conducted.

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anybody know what this is/ i was supossed to receive £146 pounds yesterday but only recieved £98

 

my statement said dwpgbfp funding/

 

my last payment 2 weeks ago said automatic credit

 

what is happening

 

i phoned them twice today no one got back to me

 

i have direct debits and lodge to pay/anyone know anything?

 

 

thanks

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Its a faster payment and esa use jsa's computer system but its still an esa payment.

 

Its because your normal bacs payment wasn't paid for some reason

 

so they've paid it manually because you were due or overdue.

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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