• TBH I am not surprised. If they had owned up, they would perhaps have to pay an excess (do you pay and excess on third party) and their insurance may go up £200 a yaer for the next 3 years, so it might cost them £1000.

    They should own up, but I can see the huge disincentive not to

  • Agreed, people get way too precious over the appearance of their vehicles.

    @red-1 That’s for the owner of the vehicle to decide.

    Personally, I would pursue someone who was being obviously careless and incompetent or flippant about it for every single penny[1], but might let it go if it was obvious it was a genuine accident and they were…[Read more]

  • fi replied to the topic NHS in crisis in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 4 months ago

    No one wants to confront the fact we can not afford to treat everything, at any cost. Basic economics.

    …. and that is the simple truth. The problem arises though when society has to decide who lives and who doesn’t. The drug producing companies, through their sales are continuing with research and in to ever greater depths …….. The DG has RA an…[Read more]

  • My OH use to rent a room in a house that was sub let. It was a 3 bed house. One girl who lived there rented the whole house and she let the other 2 rooms. So my OH paid the girl rather than the owner on the house. All worked fine, there was never any issues and 7 years later we are still good friends. Not sure how it all works out on paper though.

  • DPD and Interlink are the best, UK mail are good too. YODEL are a disgrace

  • fi replied to the topic Rising/lateral damp in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 4 months ago

    I’ve been reading up on the general causes etc. and from what I can vaguely recall the damp appeared to be all the way up the wall to the second storey so perhaps connected to the chimney in some way?

    The loose plan is to visit the property and meet with the owner, then if the alarm bells aren’t going completely mental I’d like to take an expert…[Read more]

  • fi started the topic Rising/lateral damp in the forum Chit chat 6 years, 4 months ago

    Long story short, OH and I are finally at a stage where we are seriously considering buying our first home. By seriously considering, I mean we are looking at houses for sale on the internet and driving around the local area looking for places we’d like to live.

    There’s one place that’s caught my eye. We actually went to see it two and a half…[Read more]