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    • Well I'll deal with the questions as well I can. Normally speaking you would be required to give 14 days notice. This is a protocol and so it's not completely fixed. I would suggest that you at least give seven days' notice so if you give notice today by email then it would be reasonable in the circumstances to begin an action next Monday. I will explain in the email why you are shortening the normal period of notice and also point out to the fact that he has been uncooperative so far whereas the circumstances are extremely clear and your rights under the consumer rights act are extremely clear. I don't know any way that the case could be expedited – but certainly when you receive the directions questionnaire then you should explain to the judge at that point the urgency of the situation. You will have to put some amount so if I were you I would estimate the maximum amount of likely damages and then claim for a figure "not exceeding £XXX". Of course that will mean that you will be paying a higher claim fee. You could explain in your letter of claim that this is what you will be doing and why you're doing it. You don't need to put a lot of detail at this point. Have a look at that and see if it sums up your case correctly. Sue them at the registered address. Get all information you can from the mechanic including photographs et cetera. Also get your independent report. You were not needed at this point to issue the claim but it will be extremely helpful later on. You will be able to claim for the cost of this as well.  
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    • Good Afternoon all.   Please forgive my naivety, this is my first post and I would really appreciate some advice.    I purchased a Ford Ranger 2015 plate from Ron Whites Trade Cars in Wakefield on 18th Feb this year. I paid £6,700 on debit card and was given £4000 trade in for my 2010 Nissan Navara, so £10,700 in total. Inclusive of 6 months 3rd party warranty.   I had recently been diagnosed with secondary cancer in my bones (including spine which affects my mobility) and needed a reliable vehicle to travel to and from hospital of which I made him aware of. Also that I have several dogs and horses and therefore needed a pick up.  My dear Dad helped me with the cost of the car.    At my request, he put a new MOT on it and I collected it a few days later.    On Thursday 9th May, having driven no more than 500 miles from collection,  I was driving at about 45 MPH, when I was approaching a 30 MPH zone and a busy crossroads, and went to apply the brakes. The brakes failed (as in nothing at all) and I had to slow the car through the gears and apply the handbrake narrowly missing several cars.  I can't tell you how frightening it was, and I have been scared driving since.    I called Ron Whites Trade cars ltd and spoke to the dealer.  He told me to call the warranty company. Which I did. They advised me to call a tow truck and tow to a VAT registered non-main dealer.    The warranty company - clearly not worth the paper it is written on - said I need to show full service history. I realised then (my bad) that it never came with FSH, despite the advert declaring that it did. I have screen shots of the advert that verify this.   The garage where it was towed to called me the next day and asked how long I had had it. I explained not long. Their head mechanic said an unaligned fitted part - fitted prior to purchase (vacuum pump to brake servo?) has caused the damage and it was likely to be a very large bill. He advised me to call the dealer and under the CRA 2015 ask him to repair it or reject it.    I called him back and without going into details - he refused to help. The mechanic from where it is currently sat also had several conversations with him. Apparently the dealer became quite threatening and abusive.  The mechanic advised him to come and collect the car and repair it as he should do under CRA 2015. The conversation ended with the dealer telling him to just fix it and bill me.    I emailed and sent a recorded letter on 10th May, advising them to collect the vehicle and repair it or pay the garage where it currently stands or I shall take legal action.    I heard nothing.   I am now going to authorise the garage to carry out the repairs and will be seeking costs through the small claims court.  I have researched the company and they have a large selection of vehicles, last assets were recorded at just under £600k.  Most of the stock is stored at the Director's home address. Which is where I purchased the car from. Although the receipt states Ron White Trade Cars Ltd.    I desperately need the vehicle and although I have an old Peugeout 106 as a loan car - I can't possible carry out my hobbies and usual daily life in it.   My poor Dad is lending me the money to repair it.    My questions are:  A) Can I start the small claims process now? The reason is that I have a DS1500 form - which basically means I may have less than six months to live - but hopefully more! Could the case be expedited in order I can settle things sooner for obvious reasons?  B) Do I sent another email/text advising that tomorrow I will start the claim? B) I have no idea what the total bill will be until the car is fixed - so do I claim an 'undisclosed amount?' C) What wording do I put on the form - what detail should I absolutely not miss out?  D) The registered address on Company House is that of an office elsewhere. I assume the accountants address. I collected the car from his home address (approximately 30 other cars were there) so can I send the court papers to this address? E) Who do I put on the papers? Ie Ron White trade cars ltd. Or the director I dealt with (of which there are 3)  F) I have been advised to get an independent report - but this is going to delay the process even further. The mechanic has advised he will take photos and written evidence. Would this suffice before a judge?    I'm very grateful to anyone who has read this, and apologise for such a long post.  Many thanks         
    • 2 years ago I made a complaint against a GP at my surgery....the reply I received was the GP could not recall the events (in the complaint) because the GP see so many patients a day and the complaint I sent was 12 months after the event.   Now to what happened recently....   1. I had a appoointment at 10am with the same GP I had made a complaint againt over 1 year ago...I booked myself at reception and waited, waited when it was 10.20 I asked at receptionion when would I been seent, as my appointment was at 10am. A receptionist told me 'There has been an emergency of some kind with a patient...so that has caused a delay and your appointment will now be moved to another GP' - I asked why the appointment was moved and was told 'sorry I cannot tell you' and you will be seen soon.   2. 10.30am and still not been seen so I asked another receptionist, she checked the computer system and told me the GP (name) has refused to see me because I made a complaint against him over 12 months ago and now my appointment was being moved to a different GP and I had to wait. I told the receptionist this was wrong and the GP had to be impartial as a GP and he was making this personal by not seeing me.   3. Eventually I was called and saw a different GP and explained to him what happened and the GP I had originally had an appointment with had refused to see me because of a complaint I raised against him over 12 months ago. The GP I was with was shocked and surprised and told me that GP should not have refused to see me   NOW I need your help to write a complaint, please can you help me
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Hi,

 

Just after some advice regarding parking on my local road.

 

A business operates on my road, it is generally a quiet road with about 15 terraced houses on each side. During opening hours of the business the customers literally use both sides of the road to park leaving very little space for residents who live on the road to park their cars. It has causes so much traffic on the road and stress to the residents. I have spoken with the council and they have said there is nothing they can do.

 

Does anyone have any experience in dealing with this kind of issue?

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The council means "nothing they can do under current parking regulations" presumably. Potentially they could, for example introduce a residents only parking scheme on one side of the road. But that might not have the support of all local residents. Residents parking zones can be a pain in the backside if you have visitors or tradesmen in.

 

If you think a residents only parking restriction might help and other residents agree it's probably a political matter that you need to discuss initially with your Ward Councillor. The more people from your street that raise it the more likely the Councillor is to do something.

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It costs a council tens of thousands to introduce a resident permit scheme so be careful what you wish for as you will have to be the ones to pay for this in the long run.

 

What you need to do is look at other aspects of planning law to see if that can place restrictions upon nay commercial vehicles visiting but will have little effect upon joe public using the street to park.

 

You havent said how it cuases problems for the residents, surely they are away at work duirng the day or is there an overrepresentation of retired people there? Not moving your cars to prevent their customers parking in the first place would have an effect, co-operating with them to resolve this once you have looked but not acted on other solutions would also be productive. if they dont want to be helpful then they are the ones who will suffer when restrictions are brought in.

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A residents' parking scheme is the only realistic solution as far as I can see. There's no other way you can have priority on the spaces, and you can't stop people parking there if they are allowed to. Of course you won't have to pay for it yourselves - the costs would come out of the common public purse, but you will have to pay for your annual permits if a scheme is introduced.

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You will find if you go down the route of Residents Parking Permits depending on where you live you may well have to pay the council every year for the permit, and this can be expensive.

Councils will always use the excuse "there is nothing they can do"

The road outside of your property as long as there are No Parking restrictions of any nature can be used by anybody for parking

FS

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Councils will always use the excuse "there is nothing they can do"

The road outside of your property as long as there are No Parking restrictions of any nature can be used by anybody for parking

FS

 

Aren't you conradicting yourself? As you correctly say, anybody can park there - so how is the council's "there's nothing we can do" an excuse? It's true! If you're entitled to park there, you're entitled to park there.

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Re-Phrase, as long as there are No Parking restrictions of any nature,any body can park including the customers of the business in your street, residents do not have any priority.Should you and the other residents decide to approach the Council to put in place a residents parking scheme, depending on the council in question it can be very expensive.

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