Jump to content

  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • Compared to a year earlier, the economy grew 4% in the last three months of 2021, official figures show.View the full article
    • @ Aequitas   The one confused seems to be yourself as the OP if you look at this thread and then the other Forum Does Not have a 'LEASE' you need to read both very carefully rather than jump to a conclusion.   Oh and the Law you refer to is nothing to do with this matter.   Let my clarify it for you:   1. The OP has signed an Agreement with Mear Group for the 5 years in which Mear Group have a Home Office Contract to house Asylum Seekers. (This is not a Lease but a Signed Agreement between the Landlord and Mear Group the exact same as a Letting Agent would do)   2.  The Asylum Seekers were then placed in the Landlord Property under an AST which is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) by Mear Group which are dealing with the OP (landlords) property and as Asylum Seekers can't sign that AST due to their status this is then done by Mear Group that is why under 'Tenant' in that AST it states 'Mear Group'. Again this is not a Lease but an AST.   3. To be clear the OP has 2 Agreements in place at present for this property (a) The 5 year Agreement they Signed with Mear Group who have the Home Office Contract to house Asylum Seeker which is not a Lease. (b) the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) after Mears Group placed Asylum Seeker into the OPs (Landlords) Property which as the Provider they signed the AST under 'Tenant' as the Asylum Seekers can't due to their status again this is not a Lease.   You seems to be confusing that the AST is for 5 years when the OP has never stated this on either Forum, they pointed out on that other forum in post#27 and I quote:     The above quote is nothing to do with the AST Signed by Mears Group for the Asylum Seekers placed into that property but is in fact to do with the Agreement the OP (Landlord) signed with Mears Group to let/Maintain their Property for 5 Years the same as a Letting Agency would have in place with a Landlord.   The issue here is not the AST or those residing in that property under that AST Agreement but the issue is to do with the 5 year Agreement that the OP signed with Mears Group under the Home Office Contract to let their property and the repairs they carried out to the roof costing £1800 - £1900 which the OP had no knowledge/never gave consent to carry out.   This is why is you fully read my post#36 properly I have asked the OP to post up both the AST & Agreement Signed with Mears Group Redacted to save this confusion as we really need to see both of those and the wording dur to this issue with the roof repairs carried out by Mears Group and that Invoice to the OP ( Landlord) got.
    • Excellent FTMDave your above post helped a lot i will copy the content and will send to HX parking ltd. I downloaded the consent order from Zimbirds thread please see the attachment if its the correct one.Thanks Consent Form (1).pdf
    • Antonio Horta-Osorio was reportedly found to have broken the UK's Covid-19 quarantine rules.View the full article
    • In my experience Smarty's customer service is lousy and although they're owned by Three and claim that they use their network, key features like texting on wifi calling aren't available as they are if you contract directly with Three.      
  • Our picks

matthewluck v a&l

style="text-align: center;">  

Thread Locked

because no one has posted on it for the last 5435 days.

If you need to add something to this thread then


Please click the "Report " link


at the bottom of one of the posts.


If you want to post a new story then


Start your own new thread

That way you will attract more attention to your story and get more visitors and more help 



Recommended Posts

hi everyone,


I just recieved a letter from A&L today saying they are charging me £25 for a cheque being paid which took me over my overdraft limit.


I exceeded my limit by £1.24 :-x


For this they have charged £25 for paying the cheque and will add another £25 on the 18th (at the end of the 'statement period')

As I am a student and have little money I cannot afford to pay anything until the end of this month, meaning that I will be charged a further £50 after the 18th.


TOTAL £100



Unfortunately when I found this site I had already posted a letter to A&L

The 14 day letter on the bbc site BBC NEWS | Business | How to claim back penalty charges


I have paid £1.24 in to my account, after a phone call from the branch to the head office, who refused to refund me and advised me to pay £10 for a claim pack!


Any advice or opinions welcome.:D





Link to post
Share on other sites



Unfortunately when I found this site I had already posted a letter to A&L

The 14 day letter on the bbc site BBC NEWS | Business | How to claim back penalty charges

Not a problem, if these are your only charges in the last 6 years or you have your statements send the LBA here;

3. Letter before action - Consumer version - asking for it back



First and foremost, before you start please have a thorough read of the FAQs. This is a must, no excuses. There’s a Step by Step guide here too. You should print these out to refer to later, so as to avoid having to ask basic questions.


You need to spend 2 or 3 days gradually getting your head round everything.. If you find a forum/thread/post of interest, save it in your Favourites, so as you can always find it easily. Here’s one to start with, which you should find useful later:



There’s a lot to take in, but it’s time well spent and will ensure that you succeed in your claim without problems. Remember it’s not a race, don’t rush, just follow the guidelines one step at a time


This is a self-help forum and you must be prepared to put in the time and effort required. It’s your claim, your money and you cannot expect others to do all the work for you.


Then look at other threads in your bank’s forum, so as you know what you can expect to happen. At the top of each bank’s forum is a Successes forum where you can follow previous claims against your bank from start to finish.


When you feel confident that you understand the process and the various stages involved, start a new thread in your bank’s forum and post your progress and any questions there and you’ll get plenty of help. Always stick to one thread, so people can see what you’ve done so far and therefore can give you better advice.


The FAQ’s, Step by Step Guide and all the info to get you started is here:



Finally the Moderators and Site Helpers are having to spend far too much time dealing with unnecessary and avoidable errors in claims caused by impatience, ignorance or just plain laziness. If you don’t know what to do next, ask. If you don’t understand something, ask. It might be a dumb question, but it’s a lot easier to sort out than a dumb mistake.


Good luck

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that, read all the above.


When I posted the letter today (BBC/prelim, 14days etc), I stated that I was claiming for £100, the total which would be charged by the 18th Feb. This was based on the amount I was told on the phone to a&l.


Only £25 has been charged so far, will this letter still be seen as valid? Should I post another one with £25 on it or wait 14 days and then send the LBA letter?




Link to post
Share on other sites

When I posted the letter today (BBC/prelim, 14days etc), I stated that I was claiming for £100, the total which would be charged by the 18th Feb
Strictly speaking you can't claim for charges you haven't actually incurred. But you can add them once you've been charged at any time up till you file at court, which is going to be after the 18th anyway.
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I am sending the prelim letter tomorrow.


Just thinking about the schedule of charges, as I know all my charges mine is rather simple.


For my schedule of charges would the following be acceptable in terms of wording and layout, any advice would be greatly appreciated...


Schedule of Charges


Charges which I am claiming for:


03 DEC 2006 £12.50 - Unauthorised overdraft charge (originally £25, £12.50 refunded on 04 DEC 06)

06FEB 2007 £25.00 - Paid Item Charge

TOTAL £37.50


I also require that all forthcoming and/or related charges are not applied to my account.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good news today, just called A&L to check they had recieved my preliminary letter (as Royal Mail didn't get a signature) and was told I have been refunded £37.50 this morning.


However, the person I spoke to could not confirm that resultant charges which would have been added later have also been cancelled.


I await my confirmation letter in the post, and if further charges are to be added, if they are not cancelled too I will continue my claim.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just recieved my statement which confirms 2 charges of £25 to be added on the 5th March.


I will be sending another preliminary letter on the 5th March to claim the £50.


I withdrew the money from my account, the £37.50 they refunded last week, this cant be viewed as acceptance of this offer as full and final acceptance can it?



Link to post
Share on other sites


  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Have we helped you ...?

  • Create New...