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    • Yes almost Stature Barred. Which means? So basically I wait and see what happens?  Yes i believe so and is this a new 1 upon you guys? 
    • Should have ignored them from day one    Never give them pers financial details only a judge can demand said    Send them a cca request They'll never have a signed agreement. Bye bye debt   dx    
    • As far as I'm aware the local council don't have any information on the land. I will tell her to get some legal.advice about it. Thanks for your advice it's much appreciated 
    • Hi I would welcome some advice please.  I have been a CAG member for some time and you have helped in many ways.   Way back in October 2007 I took out a loan with Black Horse Finance for £4,000 to pay for a new central heating system that I was forced to install when I had to move into an old mid-terraced house.    The problems with this house got worse over the years and in October 2012 the account was assigned to MEIV who traded under the name Marlin. Also at that time my affairs were being handled by a Debt Management Company.  This company, Money Worries, subsequently disappeared with the MD being chased by Greater Manchester Police.    There followed a long and painful period with Marlin whereby they constantly stated there was no payment plan and I stated that there was.  They claimed no payments had been received and it was down to me to try and sort the mess out.  I said at the time that I would maintain the same payment as I had been to the DMC which was £12.25 per month.  I implemented a Standing Order to this effect.    Marlin, of course, wanted an Income / Expenditure form so they could (obviously) try and pressure me to pay more.  I wrote to Marlin saying their actions could amount to harassment but they continued to maintain there was no agreement and passed the account over to their so-called "solicitors", Mortimer Clarke.   in April 2014 enter Mortimer Clarke who were still, like Marlin, just agents.  As 'solicitors' they started threatening legal action, enclosed an Income / Expenditure form and demanded that I fill it up - effectively disclosing all.  A month later they wrote saying their 'client' had told them to start legal proceedings but actually nothing happened, maybe because it was already beyond 6 years.  They threatened CCJs and credit being "impacted" etc.    I discover that Marlin had actually increased the debt by £500 by slapping on punitive interest. After finally getting them to realise that there was a plan, whether they liked it or not, they removed the interest. I then made a reasonable offer, I felt, to increase the monthly payment to £20.  They came back again demanding their sacred Income / Expenditure form.    thanks to CAG I informed them about 'reasonable' offers of payment and Court Protocol rules and just went ahead and implemented the £20 a month. Back they came saying the offer had been accepted on a "concessionary" basis - whatever that's supposed to mean. In March 2016 they seemed more reasonable and continued the £20.   In October 2018 they try their tactics again and I respond with a strongly worded letter about harassment and follow through on my telephone promise to increase the monthly payment to £25.  Surprise, surprise, this is accepted!  All is then peaceful and calm until February this year when they start again.    As things are somewhat better for me the monthly payment is increased to £60 but now in September they're back again.  Now I know you will say I'm foolish but this time I completed their damn Income / Expenditure form but again, foolishly, I gave them figures based on our total family income.  I am retired as a full-time carer to our disabled son.  My wife is in paid employment but wants to build up savings to start a business idea that she has every chance of succeeding in. I gave them global figures for total Income and Expenditure as how much pocket money I give my son is of no relevance!   They are now saying on the basis of the figures I gave them that I have £494 disposable income and that their 'client' (i.e.MEIV) wants the monthly payment to rise to £345.80.  I am furious.  They have given me 14 days to accept ......or else!!      I am thinking I should do a new IE form based solely on my income and the expenses I pay each month but I thought I would come to you guys first.  If this were to go through it would leave us, as a family, with not much over a £100 to cope with emergencies.   Many thanks in anticipation.    
    • Has a check been made with the local Council Authority regarding the land ?   Usually Councils will have charts showing the land/boundaries in their area.   I know local to where I live there is land with disputed ownership, as documents are missing. There is then a claim process through land registry which you are going through. Because the land was not claimed or part of the property purchase 5 years ago, I believe that land registry are correct, that the landlord would have a 12 year period in which to register a claim for the land. Land registry won't as far as I know actually contact the landlord to make them aware. It would be up to landlord to find out.   There may be a process for there to be an agreement made between Mum and landlord now. Depends on how reasonable the landlord is. But there may be a cost involved in this process drawing up legal agreement for landlord to waive any rights to claim ownership of the land.  Seek formal legal advice from someone qualified to see if this is possible and if so how much legal fees would be.
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I phoned the number in this thread...

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/halifax-bank-bank-scotland/67706-customer-relations-direct-number.html

I spoke to a Sam Dunne, (she was very polite) she said that they had no record of my SAR! but she has said she would send my statments to me. (no mention of a charge!)

 

Hopfully i'll get them very soon.

 

The strange thing is she asked me where I got the number from ?!?

 

I told her I put 08457 253519 into "SAYNOTO0870.com" and it gave me the number. I thought it was a strange question. I didn't want to mention CAG.

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YAY! I got my statements yesterday.

 

I have had a quick scan...

 

£2747 on one & £160 on another

 

gotta do some photo copying monday, then of goes my prelim.

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well I sent my request for £2884 yesterday.

 

I sent it special so they will get it today.

 

1 question...

 

when do I state my expenses? like the £10 sar and £4 per letter?

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Well my LBA went totally ignored :rolleyes:

 

I have a dilema...

 

Do I phone them and hope for a full settlement or do I just go ahead and file the N1 and get the extra 8%.

Its a hard one because I need the money now but £600-700 (the 8%) is a lot of money.

 

Another thing... £120 is gonna be hard to find right now, also the court date is likely to be months away.

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Hi to everyone,

 

I've just called the Halicrap (I,ve held the account for at least 10 years)to request my statements for the last 6 years using the number the below. I was told that they can provide details of charges but not the actual statements. Is this ok? Or should i make the request for my account statements from them using the template on this site?

 

If they only have 6 years records can we extrapolate charges for the missing years in te absence of records?

 

Anyway - this is my first time at the getting my money back fron a bank lark - and it feels so goood to be chasing them for a change!:D :D :D

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It is strangely addictive- I'm always finding new financial institutions to query charges with now.

Nationwide-A&L-Halifax 1-Student Loans Company-NatWest-Virgin Media-Link-Capital One ALL WON!

Thames Credit -statute barred sent 13/11/08

BCW- prove debt letter- 14/08/08

Apex- CCA 14/08/08

Redcats UK- SAR 14/04/09

Call Serve- CCA 14/08/08

Littlewoods- no CCA letter 03/09/08- Lowells now

Wescot- CCA 19/9/08

Capital One/Debitas- now with Lowells

 

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I called 08457253519 and after being told "thankyou for your patience, your call will be answered shortly" for 38 minutes!!! I got through to a young lady, she explained that no offer had been made and they are currently working on cases from mid febuary. I explained that I would be sticking to my timetable and my N1 would be going in on Monday. She said "Ok - can I give you the address to send the court stuff to" She confirmed that it was Trinity Road.

 

It looks like Halifax have made my mind up for me - I will be going to court and getting Xtra ;)

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