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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know why the energy account was not transferred into their name?
How much is the bill for?
the energy company said that this could not happen all the while i was the lease holder even though throughout the last 2years plus they have accepted payment from the couple involved plus the couple have said that they have had issues over the meter and where waiting for the company to sort this out
Did you have any form of agreement with the people that were running it?
no other than they bought all the fixtures and fittings and when the pub was finally given back to the brewery the brewery paid them back for all the fixtures and fittings direct
Do you know their details now, ie address etc?
yes nad have spoken to them over this and all i get back is that they will sort it out
How much is owing?
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund of the sums 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. Over £10,000 you will need representation as special Court rules apply
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
However sadly because there is no agreement between you and the people that took it over and that the bill is in your name - you are liable.
This is why you may need to take it to Court to get payment.
thanks but i was aware that this might be the case so that means that i will still have to go and see a solicitor then