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    • Please would you give us the name of the appeals company which you went with. I'm curious but alos there may be others who have been let down by them and I think that it would be helpful to know. Thanks   I see also that you have been asked to post up certain information/documents and you haven't done so yet
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    • Thanks very much that makes absolute sense. That’s exactly my aim at the minute to secure my vehicle. That has to be priority before I worry bout unfair payments etc. I sent the letter of complaint in the hope they may enter into a payment plan still. If I thought I had the time until the 31st January then it allows me time to prepare next steps etc.  only problem is If there is a ban on repossessions why were they attempting to do it the other day and saying they still are. 
    • Yes ban ends  31Jan Time order would be good  but Just suggesting a free urgent alternative to buy a 30 day stay BOS are still the Wild West of lending  Law Commissions proposals were dropped by the Government  However once you have secured your car you have grounds for complaints IRL, unfair treatment ,etc Problem is once you sign a bos you have effectively transferred ownership of your vehicle 
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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,
Hoping for some advice. After hearing Martin recently I decided to look into my council tax band. Went on the VOA site and my house is listed as deleted. The property had concrete cancer and was going to be demolished which is why I think the band was deleted. The council decided to repair rather than demolish and we became tenants when the work was finished.
 
Been here 10 years and always paid band B rates - every other property has not been deleted and are in band A.
All of the properties on the street had the same issues and were all repaired to the same standard so not sure why we are paying band B and everyone else band A. All of the other properties are the same size and layout etc so no difference in value.
 
I want to challenge the band but not sure how to word it so would like help if anyone can please :)
Many Thanks
Darren
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exactly as you have above

 

you should be in for quite a windfall here

 

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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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Don't run any expectations too high for the challenge process alone. It is largely unfit for purpose as each case is reviewed by parties that have a stake in ruling against you, either the council which obviously is unlikely to rule in reducing the fee it seeks to collect or the assesor who is unlikely to rule that a mistake was made.

 

I would expect it to take a legal challenge to actually pursuade the biased party to rule in your favour or be forced to.

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