Help please, drop kerb issue for disabled, discrimination?

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  • edited 15 October 2013 at 10:47AM
    hollydayshollydays Forumite
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    edited 15 October 2013 at 10:47AM
    In post number seven you say the letters were addressed to ms, also.
    I m trying to help you. X
    It sounds like you've got a lot on your plate.
  • FosterdogFosterdog 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.

    The bit I've highlighted is confusing me, you have said multiple times that you received no letters warning that the work would start and that the contractors just turned up. Above you say you had a letter before it was done telling you they were going to enforce the work.

    When the contractors turned up did you ask them what they were there for and did you query it with the council at the time they were carrying out the work?
  • pmdukpmduk Forumite
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    I can't see where the discrimination in the title is?
  • neilmclneilmcl Forumite
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    I don't know what you're complaining about. If it were me I'd be more than happy that the council took on the responsibility and hassle that goes with it (ie, planning consent etc) for installing a dropped kerb.

    At the end of the day what you were doing is arguable unlawful, so the only option would be for a dropped kerb, and I can't see why you'd object to having one fitted and paying for it.
  • pmduk wrote: »
    I can't see where the discrimination in the title is?

    I think that by discrimination the OP means that many of their neighbours are also driving over the kerb to park their cars but they are the only ones who have had a dropped kerb put down by the council (and are therefore the only ones being charged for this).
  • hollydayshollydays Forumite
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    It is a hell of a lot of money.
  • hollydays wrote: »
    It is a hell of a lot of money.

    I was thinking that myself.

    A quick "Google" found this:
    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/kerbdropping
    The cost depends on the area of the footpath used to access the driveway.
    Please find below the vehicle crossing price chart.
    A typical cost for a 5-kerb extension with a footway width not exceeding 2 metres (6 foot) would be £627.90.
    Current pricing as of 2012.
    which is about 1/3 of what the OP has been asked to pay.
    I know that different councils will have different charges, but I can't see how a simple job like kerb dropping can vary by about £1200 unless there was damage to the footpath that needed fixing.
  • edited 15 October 2013 at 2:08PM
    wealdroamwealdroam Forumite
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    edited 15 October 2013 at 2:08PM
    We don't know how wide the verge is.

    If there is (say) twenty feet of grass between the road and the OP's garden then the charge being asked for is ok.

    Perhaps the OP can help us in this respect.
  • I was thinking that myself.

    A quick "Google" found this:
    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/kerbdropping


    which is about 1/3 of what the OP has been asked to pay.
    I know that different councils will have different charges, but I can't see how a simple job like kerb dropping can vary by about £1200 unless there was damage to the footpath that needed fixing.


    It could also be £700 for curb drop and £500 in enforcement actions as it was done in 2010


    Op needs to talk to a lawyer as he isn't being clear here and the advice of gathering all details, making further inquires into the full cost, agreement action, etc etc is all we can do.
  • It could also be £700 for curb drop and £500 in enforcement actions as it was done in 2010


    Op needs to talk to a lawyer as she isn't being clear here and the advice of gathering all details, making further inquires into the full cost, agreement action, etc etc is all we can do.

    Fixed for you. ;)
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