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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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Evening all

My wife went to view a 25,000 mile vehicle at a dealers in Doncaster last week. I couldn’t go as I was at work. She’s owned a few trucks in her time, so is fairly conversant with them

I’d found it for her on the web, checked out the photos, called the dealer who assured me it was ‘stunning’. It says as much in their advert

I specifically asked about the underside, which he said was also excellent.

After viewing the truck, my wife left a deposit by bank transfer. She also transferred £money for car tax, which was done by the dealer with a receipt to prove so.

On collection two days later, I found the vehicle to be woefully substandard. Areas of damage had been repainted with a brush (!) and the underneath was plagued with serious rot.

The dealer said he couldn’t refund me our deposit as the boss was on holiday and it would need his approval.

He then went on to say I was a time waster, I knew nothing about vehicles, that I was being intimidating (which is utter tripe) 

He added they had incurred costs getting the vehicle ready for collection - yet more guff

I have since sent an email recapping the event and asking for the deposit and the tax to be refunded. We have evidence of payment by bank transfer and also a bill of sale from the garage.

Needless to say we left without the truck!

Can anyone please advise us from how to proceed?

Thank you

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opps paid by bank transfer 1st big mistake. Little or no protection via your bank in getting that back.

2nd is you've not named the dealer..why?

3rd big mistake , they now have the truck too..big bargaining chip gone there.

have you invoked your right in this email to reject the truck quoting the consumer rights act?

dx

 

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Thanks for your response DX. Much appreciated

 

Yes, bank transfer not ideal. I suspect the dealer knows this.

Not sure how not taking the truck is a ‘big mistake’. I’d have paid more  to take it and been left with a truck I don’t want …

My letter didn’t quote consumer rights act. If I haven’t received a refund within 7 working days from the date on the email, then I’ll go through the Small Claims Court

 

 

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  • BankFodder changed the title to NORTHSIDE CAR & COMMERCIAL LTD - DONCASTER Dealer being awkward refunding deposit

Send them a letter of claim straightaway. No point hanging around. Given 14 days in the letter of claim and if they haven't paid you by then, issue the claim on day 15.

The amount of time is more than adequate for them to get going.

Post your draft letter of claim here. A look at. Then log onto the MoneyClaim website and start preparing your claim and post your particulars of claim here for us to have a look at.

Don't bluff. No point in it.

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  • BankFodder changed the title to NORTHSIDE CAR & COMMERCIAL LTD - DONCASTER Dealer being awkward refunding deposit **Settled**

An excellent result. Well done

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