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    • By CompairHolman 19th Apr 17, 1:14 AM
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    Canal boat licence con
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    • 19th Apr 17, 1:14 AM
    Canal boat licence con 19th Apr 17 at 1:14 AM
    The canal and river trust, despite its fluffy sounding name is heading deeper and deeper into illegality. At present it is openly lying to its boat licence applicants that the licence is a contract, its not, it is a statutory licence issued under three pre conditions stated in the 1995 British Waterways act section 17. Recently the Trust has declared that they will refuse to issue this statutory licence unless their own contract terms and conditions are agreed to, this is unlawful. This contract is an attempt to override the boat owners statutory rights, while it is unlawful and cannot be enforced by a court, boat owners face bankruptcy and years of legal cases to prove this, more often than not judges assume that big organisations are right, and the ordinary man faces an uphill struggle to be heard in court. The trust is willing to spend any amount to its lawyers ( Shoosmiths ) to either bankrupt the boat owner before the case gets to court, or seek to deny them legal help from Mackenzie friends. Its legal bills are in the region of half a million per year now.

    As boat owners we are in the position of being forced to agree to a contract under duress, and being blatantly lied to by this Trust.
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