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    • Different statements. One has “at 59 mph overtaking on the approach” and the other “it was overtaking on the approach and in ....... at 49 mph”. So not the same statement (same ethos, different sentence structure).   perhaps they chose that site for the officer because it is an accident hotspot, and they know people do dodgy overtakes (while speeding) there .....??  
    • Hi.   I've moved your thread to the Bailiffs forum. People should be along to advise later.   HB
    • So a little update;   Of the 6 letters I sent 3 were acknowledged. One accepting £1/month for now and two from the same creditor trading under different names asking for full I&E which I haven't done.   In a moment of madness I managed to depsoit 5k to a gambling site I didn't have due to paypal's crazy policy of allowing payments which are to be collected by direct debit after a couple of days to gambling sites! Mad they allow this but this will show as a negative paypal balance (in a different account to the original "debt"). The first paypal -£5k account has been closed and passed to a DCA now. I have ignored them.   My council has appeared to have stepped up their collection efforts for £2.5k in alleged housing benefit overpayment from 2015/16. I have acknowledged their letters over the past 3 years each time by email but they rarely respond to my pleas. I truly think if there was overpayment then it was for less than half the amount they claim. At the time I didn't think I was being overpaid because I wasn't really working but I had stopped claiming JSA/ESA (and told them as much) but earned a couple of hundred pounds a month from sporadic work.   Also what I thought was a dormant debt from 2016 to Halifax has been actually sold ( to caboot? I think. Hard to keep track of everyone)   I've been getting phone calls daily but ignoring them for the most part. I did request all communication in writing in my original letters.   I feel incapable of dealing with these creditors and whilst initially I was feeling that I would be happy to just ignore all the letters (arreas, defaults and the like) and phone calls for an indefinite amount of time and  hope to make it 6 years to statute barred-ness and accept or defend any CCJ attempts that did arrive. I figured that avoiding these creditors for 3 months so far is 5% of the way there to statute barred! But I figre for these fairly sizeable amounts they probably won't all let it go and I will get some CCJ docs (never had to deal with that) However now my mood and thinking has changed.    I am looking again at insolvency. I'm over the DRO limit now so its BR or nothing. I was wondering why you said to not consider this and it would be stupid @dx100uk? Although shirking my debts/responsibilities it does seem like an "easy" way out at the moment. It would be so nice to know that what's done is done and to be able to draw a line in the sand and start again in a year or so and not have to avoid creditors or worry about what's coming next...   It certainly would help the environment what with the amount of letters that are arriving already(!) considering the first payment I missed was october/november (excluding the old halifax and council debts). I am exordinately stressed about it now even though I thought I would be already . Any advice would be great if it was to get my head out of the sand and contact people/do the ignoring thing and seeing what happens/reasons  to do or not to do bankruptcy for these unsecured debts?   Thanks      
    • Hi everybody   Had a knock on my door and was confronted by either a Bailiff or enforcement agent (not sure about the specific job title). When I opened the door he stuck his foot in so I couldn't close the door. I was video taping him so I took a few steps backward (to get him in shot) and he just fully entered the property despite me saying that I was denying him entry and he refused to leave thereafter.   Turns out that he was there to collect a court issued fine. I think from a Magistrates Court. He worked for this outfit:   www.marstonholdings.co.uk   The reason for the fine was something to do with "driving without car insurance". Now I had a cheap car a few years ago but it broke down and would cost more to fix than it was actually worth. So I sold the car for scrap and cancelled the insurance. Turns out you have to inform the DVLA when you scrap a car and them that it is no longer on the road (I was unaware). So this was the circumstances of the visit.   My question is did he have the lawful right to enter the property? I always thought these people were like vampires i.e. they can only come in if you invite them in.   tia Bear  
    • oppss again then if its the same person.   knows the road well so should know what the speeds are and where they apply..      
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Pothole damage to alloy wheel.

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Hi, was driving along a town centre road at at the last minute spotted a huge pothole and attempted to swerve to avoid. The front wheels missed the pothole but my rear wheel rim took the full impact of the pothole and lost a chunk of the alloy. ☹️

 

I then changed the wheel to my spare and drove home very annoyed and reported the pothole online to my local roads authority.

 

So I'm now sitting with an alloy that appears kaput and a tyre no longer staying inflated and I'm peeved that I have just spent £250 to tax my car and feel my roads authority owe me a new wheel. 😬

 

I will try and upload a picture or two and would appreciate your invaluable input as to how I seek justice?

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Alloy showing damage at 6.30-7.

 

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The ‘good’ news is that it has been marked up fairly recently, certainly after they tried to repair it before. So the council know it exists. There is usually some contact details on the website for the local council to put in your complaint. 

 

That wheel is gone and I would expect the tyre will be damaged internally. So the claim should be wheel and probably two tyres to ensure that axle pair remains the same. 

 

 
Edit: probably alignment too if it was sting enough to break the wheel
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Hi Craig, thanks for the quick reply, I have notified the roads authority through the online system as soon as I got home and got a reference code. My worry is that there are markings around the hole and one even has a "Gas" label on it, my worry is that the markings negate the roads/infrastructure authority, .... Or am I wrong?

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I understood they are responsible as it’s one of they approved contractors who marked the road. I would expect them to chaise the culprit if they think they are in the clear. 

 

The yellow low paint has been added after the last attempt, usual quality workmanship lasts a few weeks and they are back to square one. There is a perennial one near me, must have been filled 5 or 6 times this year!  This is what we pay our taxes for

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