I have been thinking about this whole matter all weekend and am really stressed out about it so I would like to send this woman the £350 she is demanding from me, she probably does not have a case but I don't want this hanging over my head. Can you tell me the safest way for me to communicate with her and send her the money and what sort of letter I should write her. I would be sending her a replacement cheque for the one I first gave her. I also want to ensure that she does not hassle me any more or demand any more money from me she has asked (with some threats) that I replace the deposit I originally gave her.
Text communications from Ms W BeerFrom WB Thursday 28 April 2016 @10.00 am:
“I will be pursuing you for the deposit of indie that you have stopped. You pulled out of the sale after paying a deposit. I at no stage refused you a 5 stage vetting. And after 3 weeks if time wasting I will not let this drop.”
Me 28 April 2016 @ 10.03 am:
“but you told me she would not pass a 5 stage vetting I did not wis to waste money on a 5 stage she would not pass. Also you told me when I messaged you to say that I would not go ahead, that you had sold her to a nice home despite taking a deposit from me.”
WB 28 Apirl 2016 @ 10.08 am:
“I told you I didn’t think she was fit enough for a 5 stage vetting. But after speaking to my vets they assured me the advice given to you would have been we will take her fitness into account. And again at no point did I tell you I had sold indie. I think you’ll find I said u have FOUND her a home. No money had exchanged hands before your rude text message. I just had someone serious lined up. Not someone despite my husbands accident continued to waste my time and emotions. As I say you owe me the deposit.Me Thursday 28April 2016 @10.15
I am glad you found her a home I have the e-mail from the vets telling me I would need to sign a disclaimer if she only would have been able to have a 2 stage vetting. Also have your other texts regarding indie I only asked last Sunday if she was still for sale after the problems I had been having trying to find somewhere for her. I am sorry you felt I was rude as I did not intend to be.WB Thursday 28 April 2016 @ 10.19
“That’s neither here nor there. I didn’t refuse you a vetting and you pulled out. You owe me £350 deposit I’m not tit for tatting and I will find out where you live/work and be sending you a court letter. Unless you do the right thing.Me Thursday 28 April 2016 @10.27“What do you mean by the right thing? You asked me what vetting I had booked I told you and you then told me – I wouldn’t think she was fit enough for a 5 stage. I appreciate you let me see her twice but if she wasn’t going to pass the vetting then I could not proceed.”WB Thursday 28 April 2016 @10.30
“I didn’t say she wouldn’t pass in fact I’m sure she would but I thought it was excessive for a family horse. That had only been hacked twice a week all winter. 3 times including Nikki”
WB Thursday 28 April [email protected]
You owe me the deposit end of I won’t reply any more. I will give you till tomorrow morning to re pay the deposit or take it further”Me 28 April 2016 @ 10.32
I have no experience in buying a horse and took the advice I was given which was to have a 5 stage vetting
Me Thursday 28 April @ 11.48
“I have taken legal advice about your communication to me and shown the solicitor your texts... it is criminal to pursue someone for money in this manner under S40 of the Administration of Justice Act (demanding money at their place of work is particularly serious) the purchase was conditional and I was not informed that the deposit was non-refundable I do not have a contract of sale. I reserve the right to report this”WB Thursday 28 April @ 19.52
“Lol seriously you are a habitual timewaster. What horse do you want wade to back? It’s a small horsey world rosemary and I’ll make sure you do not do this to anyone else Wade us very displeased to say the least. Also I will not be turning up at your work placement to demand money. I will be turning up to serve you a court summons for money owning. Stopping a cheque that you have given with no intention of clearing is also an offence. “Please advice as this is stressing me out I do not think I have done anything illegal but I would like to end this matter and basically pay her to stop her hassling me.