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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What is it you want to achieve please?
Yes I have been. How much are you seeking to claim?
Sorry for the delay I was in court. You have paid considerable sums for a sub standard property. I don't think you can claim all it back in terms of rent.
But you could claim I think half plus full cost of clothes etc.
I think if you can keep it a small claim that would be wise which the limit is £10,000. Above this it's what is called fast track and then costs start to increase.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund 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://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-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.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Sorry for the delay, I am still in court.
You can always come down in value for a claim, you can never increase it.
So if you are happy with 20-25% then you can keep it at that.
If I had this offer from my client I would ask them to carefully consider it.
Can I clairfy anything for you about this today please?
thanks for the feedback. I said half because you were paying considerable rent of £2100 a month exclusive, which is very high rent.
You should expect property to be of a good standard and it was not. The landlord couldn't fix the problem. If you had a 3 month injury you could expect circa £2500 in relation to that.
This is why I said claim half but be prepared to negotiate lower settlement. If you issue proceedings you can always come down for any award not up.
Keep it a small claim at £10,000 ceiling to avoid legal fees.
That is the reasoning behind my valuation.
Can I clairfy anything for you?