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Hi,

I saw your post and thought it offered quite a lot of information but had a few questions.

 

I have a car by Bill of Sale since November 2004 with the Funding Corporation.

I moved house last June i.e. June 07 and wrote to all creditors informing them of my new address.

I also wrote to TFC informing them that I wanted to surrender the vehicle as I have paid more than 50% of the agreement.

 

They responded saying that it was a Bil of Sale and not a credit agreement and that I could not surrender.

I took some free legal advice by phone and the solicitor was sue that I was able to surrender if I wanted to.

Nevetheless, I left it an continued to make my payments.

 

I was then made redundant in October 07 but kept up all of my payments.

More recently in Feb this year I took the advice of a debt management company and put a dept management plan into action with a company called Churchwood Financial, ever since I have been getting calls from TFC, all other creditors seem ok with the debt management plan but not TFC.

 

Today I got a call from someone claiming to be a bailiff, he indicated that I was in arrears by two payments and that he was under instruction to reposess the vehicle.

I told him of the arrangement that I had out in place and provided the necessary details.

 

He then went on to say that he had visited my address and the I don't live there anymore, so I told him that wheh I moved I informed TFC in writing of my new address and that they should provide him with that information, he then said that he would register the vehicle as a stolen vehicle as I have failed to provide my address.

 

I told him that I was sure that he needed a court order under the credit consumer act 1974 which the agreement is regulated by, he said that he did not.

I also told him that i believed his claims that he had powers to reposess the vehicle to be a misrepresentation and I aim to contact the office of fair trading as he may be in breach of the standards set out in there debt collection guidance.

 

Can he take the vehicle without a court order?

Was I right?

 

PLEASE HELP

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Erm from what i understand he cant take it without a court order but that is under the CCA of 1974.

 

Also he cant report the car stolen as as long as you have informed the company and the dvla etc then it is not stolen.

 

I am assuming you have a copy of the letter that you sent the credit company and a cknoledgment from the DVLA etc about the change of address.


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Yes, I do I a copy of the letter as well as a copies of other change of address letters which was sent to other creditors around the same time the only difference is they all acknowledged my change of address apart from TFC. Also, the change of address is registered with DVLA and I have a new log book showing my new address.

 

Can I apply for a time order as the agreement is a bill of sale regulated by the consumer credit act 1974?

 

If I can apply what form should I use? Is it the N1 or the N44?

 

 

Thank you for your quick response

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These 'bailiff's use the 'we'll have to report the car as stolen' card a lot in order to get what they want - it's a lie. In the meantime, keep the car hidden until this is sorted as they will mercilessly seek it out and take it wherever they may find it - your main hope lies in civil litigation which may cost less than you think. PM me for more details.

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There were aspects where he is right, and aspect where he is wrong.

 

Firstly, your loan is regulated under the consumer credit act 1974. You have the right to send a consumer credit agreement request, and if the loan is improperly executed then no further action can be taken without a court order.

 

A debt secured under a Bill of Sale is NOT a hire purchase agreement, and can't be redeemed.

 

legally, if you are in default of a debt secured by a bill of sale, then your car can be reposessed without a court order.

But before allowing someone to take your car, you ARE entitled to ask for a copy of the registered bill of sale from the person attempting to reposess the car.

If they can't provide a registered copy... i.e. one with the seal of the supreme court (i.e. the high court in this case) then they are not entitled to collect.

 

Given the length of this agreement it is HIGHLY unlikely that such a document exists... lenders simply don't register and renew Bill of Sales since it is expensive.

 

If such a document DOES exist, you should check that it contains EXACTLY the form of wording in the act. if not in the prescribed form, then reposessing the car would be an act of theft. And the good new is very, very few agreements are in the correct form.

 

This is an archaic piece of legislation, and the wording used in the act sounds more or less like you are selling yourself into slavery to the modern reader. therefore, people use more modern language... and, the bill of sale is then worthless.

 

so what you need to do is:

 

1. send a consumer credit agreement request, with £1, unsigned explicitly asking for a copy of any document included in the agreement.

 

2. Print out a copy of the bill of sale act (i provide the link above) and ask them to show you the registered bill of sale.

 

Explain to him that if he attempts to take the car without providing the document you will contact the police on suspicion of theft, and if it turns out there is no enforceable bill of sale, you will press charges for theft

 

If he provides the bill of sale, then compare its content to the act. If it has ANY language that is different to the prescribed form, it is unenforceable. Point this out to the baliff, and inform him any attempt to reposses the car would be considered theft by the criminal courts, and you would lodge charges.


i will be off site for the next month or so. if you have any problems, feel free to report the post so a moderator can help you.

 

I am not a qualified or practicing lawyer.

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Thank you very much for all the advice thus far, fro the information you have provided, I can tell you the following;

 

1) The credit agreement is signed and dated 23/11/04

2) The Bill os sale says "This Bill of sale is made on the 20th day of November2004".

 

3) The satement in the form provided by the act thaty you mentioned is no way to be found on the supposed Bill of Sale.

 

4) The agent who sold me the vehicle in the first place and who also acted on behalf of the creditor is also the withness on the Bill of Sale.

 

What confuses me is how I could have signed on two diffrent days when I only visited the compound once. Also, The first time I ever saw a copy of the Bill of Sale was when I tried to terminate the agreement.

 

What steps should I take now?

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Could you please scan and post up both the bill of sale and the credit agreement, minus personal details. P.S. if your third statement is correct, then the bill of sale can only be used as toilet paper, 'cause it has no other worth. It is unlawful.


i will be off site for the next month or so. if you have any problems, feel free to report the post so a moderator can help you.

 

I am not a qualified or practicing lawyer.

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are both signatures yours?

 

and the dates as u have said they are not the same can u possibly remember what date u visited the compound?

 

is either of the dates close to the correct date u visited


OFT debt collection guidance

 

Please remember the only stupid question is the one you dont ask so dont worry about asking the stupid questions.

 

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I have tried but these documents just don't seem to want to upload.

I'll keep trying

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if you go through image shack or photobucket, you might find it easier?


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