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Forum: General Chat 13 Feb 21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Bobbins
Did you need building control sign-off?

Did you need building control sign-off?
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,570
Posted By Bobbins
I said earlier these things are never black and...

I said earlier these things are never black and white. If they were, they wouldn't end up in court.

In a civil court things are decided on the balance of probablities. I'd say the purpose is...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,570
Posted By Bobbins
Case law on Frustration - this is the standard...

Case law on Frustration - this is the standard reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krell_v_Henry

Someone booked a flat to view the Coronation.
Coronation was cancelled.
No fault of the...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,570
Posted By Bobbins
I know it seems odd, as it's not Virgin's fault,...

I know it seems odd, as it's not Virgin's fault, but case-law on Frustration means it's basically tough luck on them.

These things are never black and white though. If it got to Court there's no...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 2 Nov 20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,570
Posted By Bobbins
Itís not about the flight itself - itís that the...

Itís not about the flight itself - itís that the purpose of the flight is to go on holiday and the holiday is now not allowed.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bobbins
Now dentistry is allowed again, if they do 20% of...

Now dentistry is allowed again, if they do 20% of what their NHS contract is, they get the full payment.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 2 Nov 20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bobbins
Yet theyíve carried on being paid their NHS...

Yet theyíve carried on being paid their NHS salaries right through.
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,891
Posted By Bobbins
I haven't heard of this, but would like to...

I haven't heard of this, but would like to nominate Dentists - they've been paid right through by the NHS and our private one has continued to take the monthly Denplan payments.
Forum: General Chat 7 Oct 20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By Bobbins
Try playing the 'green card' - it's terrible for...

Try playing the 'green card' - it's terrible for the environment to dispose of a perfectly usable piece of electronics.
Forum: General Chat 6 Sep 20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,570
Posted By Bobbins
The biggest issue with PCP is that a lot of...

The biggest issue with PCP is that a lot of people donít understand what theyíve getting into.

Youíre borrowing the £11500 for 4 years and making no capital re-payments on that part - why would...
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,700
Posted By Bobbins
Our next door neighbours bought a bigger house...

Our next door neighbours bought a bigger house when their kids moved back home!

At a time of their lives when they should have been down-sizing, they upsized.
Forum: General Chat 28 Aug 20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,109
Posted By Bobbins
We just had that in late FIL's place that we...

We just had that in late FIL's place that we sold. Put it on the market as soon as the EA lockdown ended and they really pushed it as viewing arrangements were very unclear and they were doing it...
Forum: Accommodation 28 Aug 20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By Bobbins
If you've looked at lots then you must have an...

If you've looked at lots then you must have an idea of where the pricing is?

I have to say we don't go on price - we find a villa we like (right size, location, orientation to the sun, not too...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 28 Aug 20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By Bobbins
Replying to my own post: It seems Amex read...

Replying to my own post: It seems Amex read TheDibb!

Overnight the amount has been credited back to our account.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 27 Aug 20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Bobbins
I think thatís harsh. Itíll be miraculous if...

I think thatís harsh. Itíll be miraculous if Virgin donít go bust, and it would be bad for anyone wanting to go to DisneyWorld if they did cease trading.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 27 Aug 20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,901
Posted By Bobbins
Can I ask what process you used with Amex? I...

Can I ask what process you used with Amex?

I ticked "Dispute this charge" against the original amount and it's just sitting there - says it'll be resolved by 16th Oct! I uploaded the...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bobbins
Dunno . I think it's a pretty serious offence to...

Dunno . I think it's a pretty serious offence to interfere with it, and it's a bit obvious if a truck is speeding.
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bobbins
I'm not 100% on this but the speed limit for...

I'm not 100% on this but the speed limit for trucks did change a while ago and they can legally do 60 on motorways but trucks are required by the EU to be limited to 56MPH (90KPH).

One reason I've...
Forum: General Chat 21 Aug 20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By Bobbins
Post is a little baffling - as someone else has...

Post is a little baffling - as someone else has pointed out, trucks can't do 60 anyway, they're limited.

Sounds like OP could have just driven just fine in 4th gear - cars used to have only 4...
Forum: Disneyland Paris Trip Planning 21 Aug 20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By Bobbins
Anyone got AirFrance flights booked and managed...

Anyone got AirFrance flights booked and managed to get a refund from them?
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 21 Aug 20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bobbins
Jeepers. They've spent a billion on the airport...

Jeepers. They've spent a billion on the airport as a whole. Hate the place though.


It sounds dramatic, but 3 and 4 have been closed for some time at Heathrow.
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Bobbins
Yes, but the teacher quoted says they can do good...

Yes, but the teacher quoted says they can do good CAG assessments because they're used to doing predicted grades and they get them to within 1%.

I can't understand anyone even writing that -...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By Bobbins
We never answer our home phone unless we...

We never answer our home phone unless we recognise the number or it goes to answerphone and the caller starts to leave a message. But we still get scam calls - they come in waves - they'll stop for...
Forum: General Chat 18 Aug 20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By Bobbins
Sorry, but that's beyond nonsense. For example,...

Sorry, but that's beyond nonsense. For example, first hit on Google on predicted grades has a report from a few years ago which says:
"The system of predicted grades is inaccurate. Only 16% of...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Aug 20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,005
Posted By Bobbins
The villa we rented for last year's trip was...

The villa we rented for last year's trip was owned by a UK family, but the 'business' of renting the villa is US based - we paid their US bank account in dollars, and the contract was governed under...
Forum: Accommodation 16 Aug 20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,005
Posted By Bobbins
The villa we rented for last year's trip was...

The villa we rented for last year's trip was owned by a UK family, but the 'business' of renting the villa is US based - we paid their US bank account in dollars, and the contract was governed under...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 16 Aug 20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bobbins
It's on page 26: "a change of airport that's...

It's on page 26:
"a change of airport that's inconvenient to the client."

Note that this is ABTA's guidance to the code of conduct, not the code itself.

Some of the section is talking about...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 15 Aug 20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By Bobbins
I think it's about even for the number of States...

I think it's about even for the number of States who have a front licence plate vs those that don't so it may only be an issue for those that don't.

We were 'told off' by a cop in a supermarket...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 Aug 20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bobbins
Well... VH agrees to abide by the ABTA Code of...

Well... VH agrees to abide by the ABTA Code of Conduct. The guidance to that code says they normally regard a change of airport that is inconvenient to the client as a significant change.

If...
Forum: General Chat 15 Aug 20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,156
Posted By Bobbins
FIL was already a widower and they did indeed...

FIL was already a widower and they did indeed cancel the contract. I wanted it to continue but got the answer you did in the first case - flat refusal and wanted us to take out a new contract, and...
Forum: General Chat 11 Aug 20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,156
Posted By Bobbins
FIL passed away recently - apparently when an...

FIL passed away recently - apparently when an account holder dies the direct debit system sends a message saying the account holder has deceased.

British Gasís Homecare sent him a letter saying...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 5 Aug 20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By Bobbins
I might be missing something but it seems...

I might be missing something but it seems ridiculous for the dentist (and you) to go through all that twice rather than finish it in one session.
Forum: General Chat 18 Jul 20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,194
Posted By Bobbins
Iíve always been based at home and the normal...

Iíve always been based at home and the normal drill is to claim this on expenses from employer - we do it twice a year. It was £4/wk before this April.

Employers can pay this amount tax free...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jul 20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Bobbins
Absolutely - there's nothing which goes anywhere...

Absolutely - there's nothing which goes anywhere near making up the difference between the "with Coronavirus" figures and the total death rate increase.
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 17 Jul 20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Bobbins
The numbers have been well under-reported. If...

The numbers have been well under-reported. If you just look at the simple increase in deaths over the 5yr average it's about 50% more than was being reported.

OK, there may be a few extra from...
Forum: Accommodation 17 Jul 20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,069
Posted By Bobbins
...and that's absolutely fair enough - IF the...

...and that's absolutely fair enough - IF the advice did change.

But the fact is it hasn't. For the claim to be denied seems unfair to me.

Of course this is just my opinion but the Financial...
Forum: Accommodation 17 Jul 20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,069
Posted By Bobbins
So, to repeat my earlier question, is the 28 day...

So, to repeat my earlier question, is the 28 day thing to do with Foreign Office advice not to travel?

If that is the case then it's pretty outrageous if insurance companies won't pay if someone...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jul 20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,183
Posted By Bobbins
I know the point is moot now, but for flight only...

I know the point is moot now, but for flight only it doesnít matter how slight the difference is - if the exact flight you booked is cancelled then the airline has to give you the option to have a...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 17 Jul 20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Bobbins
Above is for flights - itís different for...

Above is for flights - itís different for holidays.
Forum: Accommodation 17 Jul 20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,069
Posted By Bobbins
The villa owner was able to provide the stay -...

The villa owner was able to provide the stay - itís not their fault if the customer canít get there.
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