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I currently rent out my house, I have given the tenant one

Hello I currently rent out my house, I have given the tenant one months notice but she has been to a housing association and has been informed it has to be two months. The main problem is due to me allowing her to live in my house and pay rent as a favour I did not put her deposit in a tenancy deposit protection scheme. Is it too late to set one up now (and send a section 21 eviction notice)or shall I give the deposit back in full and just count my losses as she has damaged the house?

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I live in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and I had my car

Good morning,I live in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and I had my car MOT'd and serviced on Friday 8 June with a company called Servicing Stop, which books the services with local garages. As the car had major work to be done, including replacing the catalyser converter the car was returned to me on Monday 11 June while I was at work with the key being pushed through my letter box.As I returned home on that Monday, around 6pm, I checked that the car was ok but trying out the lights and driving around the block. The car seemed to be ok. I don't use the car on a daily basis as I walk to work, therefore I was surprised when on Tuesday evening around 6pm I drove to my Tai Chi class and noticed the car radio was not working at all. I pressed all the buttons and had no response. However, there was a CD in the CD player that did not belong to me. As soon as I was back home, I emailed Servicing Stop to report the problem and for them to contact the garage.The garage denied they had caused the problem while servicing the car and that the CD was theirs. Actually, they alleged that he radio was already not working when they took the car, which is a blantant lie.Serving Stop contact me to say that was this was a case of my word against the garage staff and also given the tardiness of my reporting the issue, they couldn't help me.This was very frustrating as I had paid short of £1400 to have the car MOT'd and repaired. On top of the problem with the radio, on Friday 18 June I drove to York to visit friends and during the trip, I noticed the car charger was not working as my Sat Nav run out of charge while plugged into it.Again, as soon as I arrived in York, around 4pm, I emailed Servicing Stop with full details of the problem and asking for my car to be repaired. I had no reply to the email, and on Saturday had an email saying the ticket with my issue had been closed. On Monday 18 June, I phoned that company and I was told I should email as it is better to have things in writing etc. I explained I had sent more evidence that had not been acknowledged and my case had been closed. I was advised to resend the email sent on Friday 18 June, which I did. Yesterday, Tuesday 19 June, I resent it again asking for a reply but to date no answer.In this situation, what can be done?Given the dishonesty of the garage, can my car be checked by another garage to investigate the problem with the radio and charger? But also check that all the work done by the first garage was carried out as per invoice? Can any work be charge incurred be charged to Serving Stop?I am really frustrated and feel totally ripped off. Your advice will be most appreciated as all my savings were used to pay for these repairs.Thank you in advance.Yours Sincerely,Denize

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I am a EU citizen resident in the UK since 1992.If I move

I am a EU citizen resident in the UK since 1992.If I move out from the UK,what happens with the inheritance tax liabilty in the UK,do I escape from that or like domiciled persons ,still would have liabilty to pay inheritance tax ?

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I received my notice of formal redundancy consultation on

HiI received my notice of formal redundancy consultation on Monday, along with a number of my colleaguesPotted historyJoined CVS July 2012 current salary 52500 plus 5000 car and bonuses circa 10000paNov 2017 CVS acquired by Altus Group18 May 2018 new contracts sent and dispute current terms regarding additional working hours required, and removal of home working.10 June new contracts issued reinstating home workingto date i have not signed my new contract18 June notice of redundancy sent.First consultation friday this weekOver the last 2 .5 years I have been put under stress by one particular manager who for example at the annual conference following questions from myself said across the room "f**k me Suzanne" I found this very offensive at the time I replied "no thank you"I have been placed twice on disciplinary for none performance on very tenuous grounds,In December 2017 i was accidentally copied into an email where my performance was being discussed this email was accidentally copied to junior members of staff. I have other emails where the manager in question has been derogatory about other members of staff to meThe particular manager has tried regularly to embarrass me in front of senior managers and in team meetings other colleagues have mentioned it.Am I best going to my consultation meeting and listening? preparing a grievance ahead of the meeting and issuing it before, during or after the meeting.

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I had Scottish power as my gas supplier from June 2014 up

I had Scottish power as my gas supplier from June 2014 up until November 2015. Then I changed to EON. Scottish power continued to charge me, but for what I found was a different meter. I notified them and after a battle of back and forwards, I ended paying still for 9 months and received a £20 check for the inconvenience, which I thought was ridiculous, but just didn't want to hear from them anymore.Now, for the past month, they started harassing me again about a 'LAST FINAL BILL' for over £200. I called them in the beginning of the month and the assistant assured me that this was a mistake and that he would send me a letter confirming it is over. Instead, I get a 'FINAL DEMAND' ESCALATED RECOVERY SERVICES! I am not being treated this way! What do you think are my chances to charge them for everything they have been doing to me?Many thanks,Ana

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I'm just asking a question me and my wife have been separate

hi I'm just asking a question me and my wife have been separate for three months now and she has been holding my keys to the property for the same time threatened with getting a locksmith to change all the locks I'm living in my parents flat not able to get in to do some repairs to our home when I ask for my key back she does not give them there are no court injunctions this is my first port of call for advices on this matter.

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I am a property owner and share a boundary with a

I am a property owner and share a boundary with a neighbouring farmer. She is accusing me of criminal damage; of cutting down brambles on her side of our boundary fence. I didn't do this, but a friend helping me clear the ground of brambles on my side while I was away, did. The farmer wants the friend's name and address. So far, as property owner, I have taken overall responsibility and am trying to avoid stoking up the row by involving more people. But should I give her my friend's details? What is my position? here?

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A group of my son's friends booked a holiday, departing next

A group of my son's friends booked a holiday, departing next week. At the weekend there was a disagreement and 1 of them backed out. The remaining party invited my son to take this lad's place for just the cost to change the name. He paid the £50 to do this but has found out tonight that this ‘holiday' is actually a flight plus room only board basis at a 2 star hotel and that alone is just over £500 for a week. We've talked tonight and I said he should withdraw as he's on a low income at the moment. However the lad who's place he was going to take has now said my son owes him the £500+ whether he goes or not!My view is that there's still time for these lads to clear the air and get the names changed back again to the original participant. He is adamant that can't happen and insists my son owes him the £500+ regardless. Please could someone advise me of the actual legal position rather than the word of an angry 19 year old? Thank you

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Evening I am currently in a contract with a cleaning agency

Evening I am currently in a contract with a cleaning agency which has a restrictive covenant that I can not use the cleaner they provide directly or indirectly for a period of 12 months in the event that I terminate my contract with the cleaning agencyAssistant: Where are you located? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: england My question is how enforceable is that clause. Should I leave the agency and continue to use the cleaner I am liable for 12 months agency fees should they find out.Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, just looking at the contractAssistant: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: no, really an understanding of how enforceable that clause is

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