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    • I have previously posted about a dispute my parents have had with LL who has had little to do with the property they have rented for the last 35 years.   Fast forward to today, LL has applied for fair rent which was registered and the LL has finally brought the property to a safe standard following involvement from the local council.   We have received a new bombshell.. that the LL has applied for a possesion order under a notice of seeking possesion of a secure tenancy (NOSP).   Under grounds 3, 4 and 10.   I googled and found below:   Ground 3 –  Deterioration in the condition of the property The tenant, or anyone else living in the property, must have caused deterioration in the condition of the property or common parts. If damage is caused by a lodger or subtenant of the tenant (without the tenant's consent), possession will not be granted if the tenant has taken reasonable steps to evict that person. Ground 4 –  Deterioration in furniture provided The tenant, or anyone else living in the property, must have caused deterioration in the condition of furniture provided by the landlord in the property or common parts. Where damage is caused by a lodger or subtenant of the tenant (without the tenant's consent), possession will not be granted if the tenant has taken reasonable steps to evict that person. Ground 10 – Demolition or major works Where the landlord intends either to demolish or reconstruct or do works to the property and needs possession in order to do so. The landlord must prove that it intends carrying out works and such work cannot reasonably be carried out without obtaining possession.[2] If the tenant agrees to vacate the premises temporarily while the works are carried out then there may be no need for possession. The displaced tenant will normally be entitled to compensation.[3] See Problems during repairs for information on compensation for loss of home.   My question is, following the fair rent register and an agreement that parents were covered under the 1977 rent act we were under the impression this is a regulated tenancy, not a secure tenancy?? or is there no difference?   Its a private rent, not through housing association and the property has just been deemed as safe under by the council.   We have also never been approached by the LL to say they felt that my parents have caused any damage or deterioration in the condition of the property. If anything, over the years it has vastly been improved by my parents. We raised safety issue to the council following repeated attempts for LL to repair the dangerous electrics and blocked drains.   If there is no difference in the tenancy types, what should our next step be? any thoughts?   More info if needed in my original thread https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/421879-major-repairs-to-letting-of-a-sitting-tenant/?tab=comments#comment-5064284          
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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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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?




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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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