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Alex Watts : Is there anything in your agreement regarding erection of signs please?
No. The signs were already there when I bought business. I replaced them 18 months ago with same size. Although estate say land is theirs, neither the Highways or Parish Council agree as they are on grass verges outside the boundary fences of estate land.
Alex Watts :
Have the Estate provided evidence that it is theirs please?
No, they have not provided evidence of who owns the grass verges. Their letter says ...."the signs were displayed on Estate land - not land belonging to the Highways Department"
Alex Watts : If they have not provided evidence then they can not simply say this is the case.
Alex Watts : This is theft and criminal damage.
Alex Watts : Therefore you could sue for breach if contract.
Alex Watts : You could get a replacement quotes and ask them to replace it,
Alex Watts : You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy. If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk (but as you are abroad the system may not let you) or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court. The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce. If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation. Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
I am not sure what you mean by "as you are abroad". I am in the UK. I don't understand what you mean by breach of contract. I fail to see what this has to do with my lease. As I stated, my Landlords are the Trustees of the estate. The person who told the estate workers to take my signs is a beneficiary of the Trust not one of the Trustees. The police are not interested as he happens to have a title, but one would expect the same laws to apply regardless. If it is theft and criminal damage, can I insist police give me a crime reference number?
Alex Watts : I can't see where I mentioned abroad?
Alex Watts : Breach of contract - this is because there is no clause saying its their land or they can remove it, so beach of contract.
Alex Watts : You can insist on a crime reference.
Alex Watts : Does this help?
You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk (but as you are abroad the system may not let you) or by c
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Alex Watts : My mistake I did not mean to put that.
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