Help please, drop kerb issue for disabled, discrimination?

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  • mttylad wrote: »
    Broken enter key perhaps?

    im sorry i thought this site was to help people, not to have a pop at them for whatever reason! i have had some useful advice earlier which im taking, and other people accusing me of hiding something as if they have watched too much miss marple! i wont waste my time using this forum again if thats all im going to get.
  • MojisolaMojisola Forumite
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    invoices all saying MR.

    It's strange that you've got "invoices" but no agreement for the work to be done.

    Someone needs to see all the paperwork and work out a timeline and talk to the council.

    It sounds as if you and/or your mother have been ignoring correspondence from the council.
  • LomastLomast Forumite
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    I believe there is legislation that states you must have a dropped curb if you cross the pavement to park on your land and that the council can fit this and then bill you if they have previously warned you for crossing the pavement to park.

    I cannot however find the legislation at present
  • Mojisola wrote: »
    It's strange that you've got "invoices" but no agreement for the work to be done.

    Someone needs to see all the paperwork and work out a timeline and talk to the council.

    It sounds as if you and/or your mother have been ignoring correspondence from the council.

    i did ignore the invoice after the work had been done for a while, i was so fed up with it all by then, but before that i spoke to various people at the council via phone. stupidly not noting dates and times. ive got all the paperwork together that i have and will go to my legal appointment this week.
  • Lomast wrote: »
    I believe there is legislation that states you must have a dropped curb if you cross the pavement to park on your land and that the council can fit this and then bill you if they have previously warned you for crossing the pavement to park.

    I cannot however find the legislation at present

    yes i believe you are right, which is why i said i would pay it without too much of an issue, what im up in arms about is the fact we are the only ones in the street to have it enforced, when other residents are still to this day blatently crossing verges with no drop kerbs. all seems a bit one rule for one and one rule for another. i have been told that because mum has a disablitly the debt could be reduced, which is fair, the works still been done at the end of the day.
  • adandemadandem Forumite
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    When we had a dropped kerb done, we had to pay upfront??
  • Poppie68Poppie68 Forumite
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    None of it sounds right, how much are they charging you for the dropped kerb?
  • Poppie68 wrote: »
    None of it sounds right, how much are they charging you for the dropped kerb?

    there charging me £1800, just says on the invoice its for enforcement and gives a number, ive got no documentation on the enforcement tho, so not sure what exactly it covers. tho the last letter i had from them before it was done, said they would enforce the work be done, so am assuming its for the work done.
  • Poppie68Poppie68 Forumite
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    there charging me £1800, just says on the invoice its for enforcement and gives a number, ive got no documentation on the enforcement tho, so not sure what exactly it covers. tho the last letter i had from them before it was done, said they would enforce the work be done, so am assuming its for the work done.



    That seems abit steep(maybe wrong), I think you need to go down to the council armed with all the letters you have in your possesion.
    It sounds like you have maybe fines for damages and the dropped kerb, forget for the moment about your neighbours, you need to find out what letters etc you are missing as i appreciate you are maybe having trouble putting things into words on here and nothing is really making sense.
    You need to speak to them in person and get down to the bottom of what exactly you are paying for and why.
  • How your neighbours are being treated is of no consequence.
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