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Yes it is a limited company
Yes, they are limited
It is not unusual for companies who are about to be struck off or to go into liquidation to simply ignore correspondence. It is for the claimant to satisfy themselves of the step of the financial stability of the defendant.
If the company does get struck off you will then join all the other unsecured creditors be dealt with by the liquidator the reality of which is that you would get very little money, if anything.
However if the director was trading fraudulently at the time that he sold you the car (ignoring the fact the company eventually applied to strike off) then you have a claim against the director personally. You can get directors name and address from companies house by downloading the details which costs about 5 pounds.
You need to be aware however that although the directors are supposed to put down their personal address, many use an accommodation address or their accountants address or even the address of the company. If you can get the directors address and you believe that he’s done something wrong with regard to running the company (that does not include selling you a dodgy car) you may be able to claim against the director personally but it would mean going through the whole process again.
I’m sorry that this is bad news for you but that is the situation when a company goes into liquidation or get struck off.
Can I clarify anything for you?
They were not trading fraudulently at the time, but when they applied for strike off they did not inform the court or myself and continued to make previous court appearances. My witness statement, of which i sent them a copy, was returned to me under (addressee moved on). If I find out the director's address can i make a new claim against him directly to pay the outstanding amount ordered by the court? Its terrible that the system allows this kind of thing to happen.
You cannot automatically claim against the director just because his limited company has gone made a voluntary application to strike off.
It is indeed disingenuous for him to carry on attending court when he has made an application to strike off until the application is granted (it is not always granted) he has not done anything wrong.
I’m sorry, I appreciate this is an unfavourable answer for you
No, please don't apologize. I just want to understand my position here. His company no longer exists physically, although it is still active with Companies House. The bailiffs will not be able to recover anything therefore. Basically I will not be able to get anything from them.