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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
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      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
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Does it?

 

I just had a quick play around on the site with an old reg of mine and I could have had previous owners' details if I'd paid.

 

Are you able to show us a screenprint of what you got on carveto please?

 

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On 11/08/2020 at 10:01, Mazzone10 said:

Who would I address the letter to?

 

The website says "Canalside Motors' as does the invoice. I have just checked and there is a Limited Company operating from the premises called 'Perry Barr Motors'. I do not have the individuals name.

 

I've seen this on those bailiff shows where they will try and wiggle their way out of paying by using different operating names.

 

Thanks. 

 

Can you not hand deliver the letter of rejection to Canalside Motors quoting the the bank transfer reference number ?

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The issue I have is ownership of the business rather than the address.

 

If it gets to court, I won't know who the partners/sole trader of the business is. It could also be one of the many Ltd Companies at the address.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

In a strange twist of fate he called me yesterday and agreed to refund me on the car. I am due to drop it off on Friday and hope he sticks to his word. I am still going to produce the rejection letter as a safety net in any case.

 

Thanks to those who have replied on this post. I will keep it updated.

 

Mark.

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I had some good news on this yesterday as the dealer refunded me in full. This wasn't without a fight though and he was digging his heels in. I did mention my rights several times and dismissed his claims regarding a warranty.

 

I was due to drop it off at his mechanics yesterday but they were closed until Monday. He said he would get the issues fixed before reselling it. I've checked this morning and the car is listed back on Autotrader. It's obvious they don't care.

 

Thanks all to helped on here.

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