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    • I have recently managed to get rid of some historical debt as it became statute barred and thought I had gotten rid of old debt. However, I have received a letter from a firm of Solicitors chasing the recovery of fees for a timeshare we bought in 2010 privately from the previous owner. We have visited it once and paid fees once in 2011. I have not communicated with them or paid anything since 2011   As far as I am aware, I haven't received any communication from the Timeshare company or the representatives for probably 5 or 6 years. The total debt is £3670.    Is this type of debt subject to the same rules as any other debt, i.e. a default has to be issued 3 months after last payment becomes overdue can it be statute barred or am I going to have to pay it as it is timeshare rather than a traditional debt.   I still have the timeshare but am now actively looking to get rid of it.   Thank you. 
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My friend got caught speeding and as an alternative to the lost points and £60 fine he was offered to attend the workshop and pay the £72 fee.

 

Problem is he can't produce licence as seems DVLA have lost his details, it was endorsed many years ago at a court (trying to track that proof):(

 

I'm assuming the workshop will want to see the licence, 'I lost it DVLA have no trace' likely story!

 

What do you think the outcome will be?

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They may not need to see his licence - speed awareness course do not include driving (but he may need proof of ID - like passport?)

 

If he had not been offered speed awareness, he would have needed to produce his licence for the points. If he failed to do so it would be revoked until such time as it was produced.

 

What he needs to do, with some urgency, is apply (and unfortunately, pay) for a replacement licence. When you say that DVLA have lost his details, do you mean that they have lost his licence or that they have no details of him ever holding one? If the latter, then he needs to get this sorted PDQ - as he will be currently driving unlicenced, and therefore probably uninsured

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I attended one a few months ago and had to produce both parts as when the courses first came out people were sending friends to take the course for them instead.

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Thanks for responses.

 

I have since read t & c's seems licence not required but photo id I suppose to combat the friends taking part problem.

 

He says e cannot find the licence he has had one for quite a while, misplaced it and never bothered to chase it - he is unbelievably disorganised!:evil:

 

last night I put in his details and the DVLA's website had no details - looks like he'll be starting from scratch.:o

 

He's been with the same insurance company for donkeys so he constantly renewed, good job he didn't listen to me and switch to the cheapest because that really would have cost him - up until now that is.

 

so as he officially cannot find or replace it , seems like you're righjt as of a couple of mths ago he is no longer insured - he will be gutted to say the least.:(

 

Bright side eh! he might get through the workshop w/passport and avoid disqualification + fine if he sorts the licence straight after.

 

Fingers crossed - I'll let you know the outcome. It's tomorrow.

 

BTW what does PDQ mean?

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BTW what does PDQ mean?

 

Pretty Damned Quick

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My friend finally attended workshop. He sent passport to DVLA so turned up with 2 utiltiy bills. They didn't bat an eyelid about lack of licence or photo ID:-|

 

Awaiting response from DVLA about replacement licence

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