My partner of 13 years has just left me. And I have placed
HiMy partner of 13 years has just left me. And I have placed most of her belongings in storage, and agreed to pay for one month.Whilst clearing out the belongings, I discovered that the Gas Bill was £850 in arrears. We had a verbal agreement whereby she would cover the Gas and Water (water is up to date), and I would cover Council Tax, Electricity, Media, and various other sundries.The house is completely in my name. And as such, I am named on ALL the bills. However, on the Water and Gas, my partner was contributing the Direct Debit. She was paying just £9 a month... hence the huge deficit. I realise that because the bill is in my name, I will have to pay this debt. But what are my options for recovering this money from her?I have no intention of withholding her belongings, even though I have funded her for 12 of our 13 year relationship, and everything she owns was purchased by myself. But I do wish to have the £850.What are my options?
I have a small business and was recently contacted by a new
Hi, I have a small business and was recently contacted by a new customer (who was actually one of my main competitors). Over a period of weeks he began placing (and paying for) large orders (with the promise of even much larger orders to come). As all of our products are handmade and carry a significant lead time (which all of our customers are fully aware of) a great deal of work goes into the research, design and preparation before production even begins, not to mention the material costs.A few weeks ago he ordered a couple of smaller items which he required on short order and told us he was coming down to collect them. When he arrived the order was only part completed, so he took with him the completed items and asked us to forward the others on a next day service. Before he left, there was no mention of him being unhappy with the products or service, other than half of the order being delayed (despite myself and my staff working 27 hours straight to complete it).Within and hour of him leaving I received a message telling me that he was cancelling all orders and demanding a full refund. I replied telling him I was quite shocked, and further messages explaining that we would grant his request within our terms of service and all relevant legislation, but apparently that wasn't enough...Over the past 48 hours since that conversation, we (and I personally) have received a barrage of messages demanding all monies immediately with threats ranging from reporting us for fraud, reporting us to companies house, reporting us to Barclays Bank (our bank) and a number or others. I'm absolutely 100% confident in our position there remains another significant issue.Quite a number of years ago, I was convicted of fraud by misrepresentation - in a completely un-related field and nothing which relates to my business in any way. The details of this case are still available in online media and whilst it's not something I broadcast, it is also not something I hide.It's become clear to me from the tone of the messages that I'm receiving that this customer is aware of this and I feel like I've been set-up and I'm being blackmailed. Should I be reporting this to the police?
My wife and I are getting divorced. We have one child which
My wife and I are getting divorced. We have one child which she is going to keep custody of. She has asked for an 80/20 house equity split in her favour and in return I don't have to pay any child maintenance. I'm not too keen on the deal but I can see how it works from her point of view. (it means she has to work less whilst looking after our child). I'm concerned about whether I would have any rights to refuse child maintenance after the divorce? Personally I'd prefer a more equal split and to pay maintenance. But if she wants to go this way then I can be persuaded as long as I don't end up liable for the maintenance later. Can 'no maintenance' be specified and enforced as part of an equity deal?
I have a compensation coming to me from FCSC of £44563. I'm
Good morning, I have a compensation coming to me from FCSC of £44563. I'm am looking to save this. Do I have to pay tax on this?. It's from a monies taken from my pension & the total is what the pension fund would be 5 years later. I'm not sure what kind of savings type would be best, ***** ***** have a limit of £20000.
We are buying a new build, which we bought off plan two
We are buying a new build, which we bought off plan two years ago. Yesterday was the first time I was let in to see it. The finishes are not the finishes I was led to believe like the showhouse they are completely different. They have told me I have an enhanced package, but when I bought it I was informed the property would look exactly like the showhouse finishes, and it doesn't at all. I want them to put it right. What can I do?
I have a business in Hastings. I have a customer in North
I have a business in Hastings. I have a customer in North Shield who wants to return something we made to order for him. We do not believe he wanted to keep the system. If he issues proceeding, can we insist that he sues in hastings?
I am in the process of purchasing a property and its come to
Hello.i am in the process of purchasing a property and its come to light that they cant locate the Deeds. The owner is terminally ill in hospital and we cant ask him to tell us where they are understandably. He has owned the property for over 40 years and there is no dispute that he is not the rightful owner, so can i purchase the property and then register to get the deeds as rightfull owner ? even if it means taking out an indemnity insurance in the highly unlikely event that the 'real' owner comes out of the woodwork and claims the title! please advise.