Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know how much the deposit is?
In reality you could try and claim in back, but you could also be sued for breach of contract. This is because you had a contract to buy the property and you breached it.
So whilst if you issue a claim for the £20,000 you could face a counter claim
I will outline the procedure for you.
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 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 claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial. As it is over £10,000 it will not be a small claim and you need a lawyer.
If you lose at Court then you would only not be liable for your legal costs but those of the other side
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
in reality, I do not need a solicitor to write to first letter to them
Yes or you can write yourself.
If you write it does not cost you anyway.
If you get a Solicitor it would cost you about £250
ok thank you
Can I clarify anything else for you please?
is the length of time relevant ?
No, you have 6 years to bring a claim
ok thanks a lot I shall write to them tomorrow
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not for now thanks
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