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1 1st February 2017 12:38PM

Hi could you please help me, me and my husband split up in march last year and he has been putting off the issue of selling the house which i want sorted he keeps saying that he will get round to it but am still waiting, i want to know if i could get a solicitor to write to him and tell him that i am basically fed up with his constant delaying the issue and i want it put on market now, what i want to know is how much would this cost as i dont qualify for legal aid and i am getting to my wits end, the house is in joint names.

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Family & Matrimonial View
2 1st February 2017 12:37PM

We recently moved house (end of 2016).

We have received a letter from our previous estate agents (Joe Blogg Ltd) requesting a fee for the sale of our property, but we do not believe we owe a fee to them as we sold our property privately.

Background info:

We put our house on the market with ‘Joe Blogg Ltd’ in early May 2016. The following weekend we had many viewings, one of which made an offer which we accepted (let’s call the buyer Mr X).

One month down the line the person buying Mr X’s property had their mortgage fall through. We gave Mr X two weeks to sell his house again but he was unable to do so. As we had found and had an offer accepted on a property in the same weekend we had no choice but to put our house back on the market so we could keep the chain alive.

Fast forward 4 months and we still hadn’t received a suitable offer on our property. So we decided to end our agreement with Joe Bloggs Ltd. We eventually agreed the contract would come to an end on the last day of August 2016 and we went on the market with another estate agent the same day.

On 3rd September 2016 we received a visit from Mr X. He had come to let us know that he wanted to buy our house and he wanted to make us a proposition. Basically, in order to buy our house he needed to take out a buy-to-let mortgage on his current property as well as a mortgage on our property, which meant he was subject to the additional 3% stamp duty on a second home. His proposal was, if we were willing sell our house privately - would be willing to come down on price. We thought about it and agreed to Mr X’s proposal. We took the house off the market straightaway.

Joe Bloggs Ltd got wind of this agreement via Mr X’s solicitors (in error) and demanded their fee upon completion. We have now completed and they have written us demanding their fee.

Whilst I appreciate Joe Bloggs Ltd initially introduced Mr X in May 2016, when he came round in September we were on the market with a different estate agent and he came round on of his own accord and asked us to sell it privately. The 2nd Estate Agent agreed that they knew nothing of Mr X and was therefore happy to remove our property from the market without requesting a fee.

We believe we have a case to challenge Joe Bloggs Ltd’s claim to their fee based on the fact that the sale of our property was through a private sale outside any contract period with Joe Bloggs Ltd.

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Contract Law View
3 1st February 2017 12:36PM

We recently moved house (end of 2016).

We have received a letter from our previous estate agents (Joe Blogg Ltd) requesting a fee for the sale of our property, but we do not believe we owe a fee to them as we sold our property privately.

Background info:

We put our house on the market with ‘Joe Blogg Ltd’ in early May 2016. The following weekend we had many viewings, one of which made an offer which we accepted (let’s call the buyer Mr X).

One month down the line the person buying Mr X’s property had their mortgage fall through. We gave Mr X two weeks to sell his house again but he was unable to do so. As we had found and had an offer accepted on a property in the same weekend we had no choice but to put our house back on the market so we could keep the chain alive.

Fast forward 4 months and we still hadn’t received a suitable offer on our property. So we decided to end our agreement with Joe Bloggs Ltd. We eventually agreed the contract would come to an end on the last day of August 2016 and we went on the market with another estate agent the same day.

On 3rd September 2016 we received a visit from Mr X. He had come to let us know that he wanted to buy our house and he wanted to make us a proposition. Basically, in order to buy our house he needed to take out a buy-to-let mortgage on his current property as well as a mortgage on our property, which meant he was subject to the additional 3% stamp duty on a second home. His proposal was, if we were willing sell our house privately - would be willing to come down on price. We thought about it and agreed to Mr X’s proposal. We took the house off the market straightaway.

Joe Bloggs Ltd got wind of this agreement via Mr X’s solicitors (in error) and demanded their fee upon completion. We have now completed and they have written us demanding their fee.

Whilst I appreciate Joe Bloggs Ltd initially introduced Mr X in May 2016, when he came round in September we were on the market with a different estate agent and he came round on of his own accord and asked us to sell it privately. The 2nd Estate Agent agreed that they knew nothing of Mr X and was therefore happy to remove our property from the market without requesting a fee.

We believe we have a case to challenge Joe Bloggs Ltd’s claim to their fee based on the fact that the sale of our property was through a private sale outside any contract period with Joe Bloggs Ltd.

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Contract Law View
4 31st January 2017 11:38AM

y son and i came to the USA for a holiday to see my fiance and have decided to move the wedding forward and stay. My son has not attended school since we left the uk but we have full intentions of getting him in school where we know there is an available place as soon as possible. We have been doing as much as we can with him in the meantime.

I am being contacted by his old school and they say they need the phone number for the school for the county council to get in touch with them. We have hired an attorney over here and they have said school would be no issue until after the wedding. I have told the school he will be at school and I will send over details.

I understand he needs an education.

Where do I stand with taking him out of school? Why does the county council need to contact a school he is to be enrolled in but have no details of him yet? Could it cause an issue for our visa process?

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Family & Matrimonial View
5 31st January 2017 11:36AM

Hi could you please give me some advise . I currently work as a mechanic and back in July i went out in a vehicle which the bonnet came open and caused damage to the car. At the time my employer decided he didnt want to go though his insurance due to his premium going up so decided he wanted me to pay the bill ..I never saw a invoice for the work carried out but he persistently said i needed to pay the bill and he was willing to take a payment each month from my bonus alone, at the time i had no choice but to agree and agreed to pay £150 a month until it was paid .. I never signed anything regarding this payment and he decided to take it out of my wages before it got to my pay slip all i got was a bit of paper saying id payed £150 each month.

Now i have decided to leave he has turned around and said he is taking any outstanding money out of my wages and not my actual bonus .

I just wanted to know if this is allowed and could i fight it.

Thank you

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Employment View
6 31st January 2017 11:34AM

I was caught driving without insurance and without a licence, It is my first offence, what would you recommend for my first steps in resolution, and what sort of disciplinary procedures may be taken against me.

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Driving Offences View
7 31st January 2017 11:33AM

Hi,

I took out a lease vehicle through Volkswagen, after 2 years they realised no payments had been taken out the business. On numerous visits at VW it seemed they had the vehicle on someone else's name and I made them aware that the invoicing details seem to be someone the business nor I have ever heard of. I emailed them on many occasions to ensure personal details have not been compromised on both sides. They had advised all details had been updated and apologised for the mistakes. The lease plan was 2 years running from Dec 2014 - Dec 2016. In October 2015 a VW error against caused the vehicle to have no road tax. I called the VW branch where the vehicle was sourced in which they had advised will look into it. Mean time whilst I wasn't aware of the vehicle tax I was driving the vehicle in Nov 2015 to find whilst driving hail stones caused some excessive damage to the vehicle. Only to realise I was unable to claim through insurers due to vehicle not have valid vehicle tax declared, another repair I had to carry out to the vehicle when a third party hit into me. The vehicle was since parked and not driven. I have explained the circumstance to VW finance who have requested copies of invoices which I will send. They advised they will consider these. Where do I stand with the monthly payments do I have to pay these and legally what are my rights

Thanks

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Legal advice View
8 31st January 2017 11:31AM

Hello do u can help me with fraud pls

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Other View
9 31st January 2017 11:30AM

I have signed a contract with the University for Hall Accommodation. But I brought my family and have moved to a flat. The University won't cancel my contract andi have signed another contract for a flat. Now I am paying for two places and i can't afford it.

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Contract Law View
10 31st January 2017 11:30AM

Im currently working full time and on benefits. Im looking to start a a horse racing tipping service can you please give me advise if I need to pay tax and how it effects my benefits

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Employment View

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