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Category:consumer rights

Leasehold problems

For most people the biggest financial purchase is a house.  Many people who believe they have bought the house they live in actually only own the leasehold. Leases are a form of ownership but not the same as owning the freehold. Owning the freehold is owning the building and the land it is built on.  […]

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How to claim from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) is the last resort when your attempts to recover monies have failed. First try and complain to the company who held your money or advised you on the investment. If they do not deal with your complaint in time (8 weeks) or reject it take your complaint to the […]

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London Capital and Finance Plc and Mini Bonds

London Capital and Finance Plc appointed administrators on 30-01-19.  The Administrators’ job is to act in the best interests of the creditors of the company (the people who the company owes money to). The directors of London Capital and Finance have confirmed that the company is insolvent. London Capital and Finance had been marketing for […]

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The Furniture Ombudsman

The Furniture Ombudsman is an organisation who offers an alternative form of dispute resolution to the going to court.  Its website claims it is an “independent, not-for-profit organisation set up in 1992 to deal with and resolve disputes between consumers and traders in the retail, furniture, and home improvement industries.” It’s decisions will bind retailers […]

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La Perla No 1 Ltd, Burgess Williams Financial Management Ltd and Paul Chandler

La Perla No 1 Ltd was a company that invested in Spanish property developments. Paul Chandler was a director of La Perla No 1 Ltd. Unfortunately, La Perla No 1 Ltd has now been dissolved and investors are unlikely to recoup any of their investment from this company. La Perla No 1 Ltd has been […]

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Burgess Willaims Financial Management Ltd and La Perla No 1 Ltd

We have dealt with a claim against the above companies for a client who was advised by Burgess Williams Financial Management Ltd to transfer their personal pension into a fund largely invested in La Perla No 1 Ltd a company that invested in overseas (particularly Spanish) property developments.  Burgess Williams Financial Management Ltd was found […]

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British Steel Pensions Misselling

As the British Steel Pension Scheme comes to a close many financial advisors and pension brokers are trying to sell new products to the British Steel Pension Scheme members. The Financial Conduct Authority and Pensions Regulator are looking closely at these firms. Active Wealth UK is one such firm which agreed to suspend new pension […]

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Missold Life Insurance

You may have been missold life insurance especially if you took out an endowment mortgage. These are often expensive policies (sometimes £150 + per month) and you would have been able to obtain the same or better terms for a fraction of the price (often around £5-£10 per month). There is no legal requirement to […]

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5 things to do if you think you have been missold PPI and something extra

Here are 5 things to do if you think you have been missold PPI: Gather your financial documents together eg loan or credit card statements, any terms and conditions and emails or letters from the bank or credit card company. Complete as much as possible the PPI-consumer-questionnaire.  Include as much detail to help identify you […]

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Housing disrepair claims – Top 10 action list

Who can claim? Tenants (or anyone affected such as visitors to the property) who have suffered injuries or losses caused by the poor state of their property can claim against their landlord for compensation. The defects can be things like damp, mould and mildew or damage to the walls or other structure of the house […]

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