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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
When did you buy the car and how long after this has he advised you that he has closed the business down?
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Many thanks for your patience. Can I just check if the dealership was a limited company or did he work as a sole trader?
ok thanks, as this was a sole trader they would be personally liable for any issues to do with the business. Had they been a limited company, then you could have only pursued the company and if they went insolvent, it would have severely limited your options. However, in the case of a sole trader, you would have the option of pursuing the person directly as they have personal responsibility for debts of their business. You may wish to contact them to remind them of that and to request that they voluntarily try and resolve the issues before you take things further legally if you had to.
Does this answer your query?
Yes you do need an address but finding that is really up to you (i.e. not a legal matter). You can try using www.192.com which contains details of the Electoral register, or ultimately you could engage a private investigator if you want to meet these costs. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
You cannot necessarily be sure unless you know approximately where he may live, such as locality or approximate address and chose the one that most likely matches. You could potentially claim these extra costs in a claim but it is not guaranteed they will be ordered by the court. Does this clarify things a bit more for you?
you cannot take someone to court if you do not know where they live as you need to serve court papers to them, I am sorry but there is no other way around it
yes you can and in the circumstances I would suggest you make the claim personally against him
No, for a claim you have 6 years and yes if you win they will pay the court fees as they get added on to the total owed
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