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    • That explains it then. MET's fantasy is that it's a pay car park.  You're only let off paying if you are a Starbucks customer which you can't be when Starbucks is closed.  'Cos otherwise lots of people would abuse the car park facilities on the far edge of the Stansted Airport area in the middle of nowhere to ... admire the bushes?  Look at the cloudy sky? The important thing is that we have around 140 cases for this site, and MET have only tried court seven times.  Even then, they had no intention of getting as far as a hearing, they were attempting to intimidate the motorists into paying, when the Caggers defended the cases MET discontinued.
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    • Hi   Sorry I probably wasn't clear enough. He had lived in the flat until December 2022 with Dementia by this time it was unsafe for him to have capacity to live on his own and he had to move into a nursing home. We had left it too late to apply for power of attorney so approached a solicitor in March last year for Deputyship. We were still in the process of dealing with it by May 2024. He passed away a few weeks ago and the solicitor was contacted to halt the application and we will just pay the fees of what work he has done up until now. My wife was the named person on her dads bank account but we didn't have the ability to alter any direct debits hence the reasons for applying for Deputyship as we were having problems trying to stop some payments coming out of his account Eon being another difficult company. We kept his flat on from December 2022 - August 2023. it was at this point I contacted Sancutary housing to inform them he was no longer living in the flat, it had been cleared out and was ready for a new tenant and that he had Dementia and had moved into a nursing home December 2022 and explained the reasons why we kept it on. As the named person to speak on his behalf I asked them what proof they needed in order to give notice on the flat e.g proof of dementia and proof that he was living in a nursing home and anything else they wanted. The lady in the upstairs flat and some of the other residence in the street had asked about him and we had told them he had moved into a nursing home. The lady in the upstairs flat wanted his flat for medical reasons so asked us once we had given notice could be let her know and she'll ask them if she can have it. We explained the difficulties and it was left at that but I did tell her I would let her know once notice was given. I contacted the company by email a number of times and also telephone conversations and nobody followed it up and it wasn't till the end of February this year that the housing manager for the area wrote to our home address to ask about him that he had been to the flat a couple of times and nobody answered and he had asked some of the residence in the street and they hadn't seen him for sometime. There was an email address on the letter so I contacted him and copied in the last 2 emails I sent Sanctuary regarding me wanting to give notice on the flat for at least 9 months explaining that it went ignored as well as telephone calls. I also stated I wanted to have his rent payments returned from the date I wanted to give notice which was from August 2023 as the bank wouldn't let us stop the DD without POT or deputyship explaining we were in the process of Deputyship. He gave some excuse about not having POT to cancel on his behalf and spoke to someone in HR and said he would contact the nursing home to confirm he was there with Dementia and if it all checks out we can give notice on the flat which came to an end on the 22 March 2024. There was not mention of back payments for the rent already paid or the fact I had asked to give notice in August 2023. Despite someone living in the flat from 1st April they continue to take DD payments for the flat and have taken another 2 payments of £501. another concerning thing despite Eon not allowing us to cancel the DD to his account the lady upstairs informed Eon that she was moving into the flat February 2024 and Eon refunding the account to his bank and said in an email sorry you are leaving us and canceled his account. Something they wouldn't let us do but a stranger. She also changed her bank account to his address despite the fact notice hadn't been given on the flat yet. So we need to find out how much information Sanctuary actually had for her to tell her power company she was moving into the flat in February despite the housing manager only just getting in contact to find out where he was. So a complaint is going into Eon and Sanctuary and we are going to take advice and ask the bank to charge back the rent. My wife hasn't taken the death certificate to the bank yet to inform them of his passing.  
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I have been in a lockup for 6yrs.

The doors were hanging off , it was quite full of dead birds and bird dropping .

The roof leaked and the windows were broken.

I have cleaned over 60 large bags of dead birds and dropping from there

fixed the roof ,

made a new frame for the doors,

replaced windows,

put a wooden floor down,

put a first floor and made staircase. 

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[I have moved your thread to the Residential and Commercial Lettings Forum]

 

You will need to give us more information than that before we can help.

When you moved in 6 years ago was it with the owner's permission?

Do you have a written contract? Are you paying rent? Was the work to improve it done with the owner's agreement? 

Are you using the lockup for a business or commercial purpose?

Why do you think the owner isn't entitled to tell you to vacate?

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Adverse Possession of Land in Scots and English Law - Volume 45 Issue 3

 

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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I did not know who owned it, The building has been empty for 10 years.

It is a hobby shed.

I feel that it is very unfair to be told to get out. 

I have spent quite a lot of money repairing faults in there.

I ask the council and they didn't even know the place existed. 

It does not even come up on street maps.

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well read the link i sent you

check scotland IS 12yrs

if it is then tough luck on  you.

wont hurt you to check land registry mind...who owns the land etc etc.

 

dx

 

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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18 minutes ago, FRED O DARE said:

I did not know who owned it, The building has been empty for 10 years.

It is a hobby shed.

matters not in law.

 

 

18 minutes ago, FRED O DARE said:

I feel that it is very unfair to be told to get out. 
 

Why? It was never your shed.

18 minutes ago, FRED O DARE said:

I have spent quite a lot of money repairing faults in there.

That is the chance you took / the choice you made, given it was never yours.

18 minutes ago, FRED O DARE said:

I ask the council and they didn't even know the place existed. 

It does not even come up on street maps.

 

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@FRED O DARE

The first thing you should do is insist he gives you the demand to vacate the premises in writing and identifying his name and address. He could be anybody! He could be a fraudster trying to take it over himself. Or a prankster. Just because he says he's the owner doesn't mean he really is. You are in possession of the lock up and if he wants you out he has to follow proper legal process. That starts with a written demand for you to vacate the premises. 

Once you know who he is you can check who the registered owner is at the Land Registry and see if it is the same person.

Assuming he really is the owner I would think he is entitled to ask you to leave. He would have to get a court order if you refused but I expect he would win in the end (sorry, I'm not a lawyer and don't know all the technicalities of this).

Do you know what he plans to do with it? Demolition to redevelop the site? Did you ask him if he would agree to rent it to you?  Or even to sell it to you? 

Will he object if you strip out all the improvements you have made?

 

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On 25/05/2023 at 19:13, Ethel Street said:

Can you confirm please @FRED O DARE is the lock up in England Wales Scotland or Northern Ireland?

 

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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