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  1. TheSite Sticky Thread Sticky: About this forum (Home, Law & Money)

    This is the user guide to Home, Law & Money but you should also remember the registration rules you agreed to when joining these boards. Welcome to Home, Law & Money This is the place to talk about any issues around housing or your home (buying, selling, renting, moving in or out); anything about specific legal and consumer issues (can a shop do this, should they have arrested me this way,...

    Started by James‎, 29-07-2014 04:51 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: “Ask a Benefits Question” in Home, Law & Money

    I spent quite a lot of time over the last few months overhauling all the benefits content for the "Money" section of TheSite. It will go live in the next couple of weeks. Edit: it is now live! I wrote a guide to claiming benefits a few years ago (don't use this now - the system's changed a lot in the past six years!), and have had personal experience too. And in updating all TheSite's content,...

    Started by Danny!‎, 20-03-2014 01:35 PM
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  1. Basic Photographic ID

    seeing as i'm likely to have the possiblity of driving taken away from me for health reasons, i won't be able to get even a provisional licence. i don't want to be taking my passport out with me to clubs and stuff, so is there something else that i can use as proof of ID/age? do the citizen cards still exist, and does anywhere accept them or is there something that is accepted thats not a...

    Started by guest7‎, 06-12-2007 08:51 PM
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  2. stoopid cash machine :(

    Paid £80 into my account this morning as I need to buy something online... On my way home from work, i went to an ATM to check that the money had gone in before ordering my things However, when i enquired about my balance, the machine froze! It then proceeded to reboot and come back on, but it still had my card. Rang the number on the machine and basically got an idiot on the other end...

    Started by Littleali‎, 07-12-2007 04:54 PM
    10-12-2007, 04:01 PM Go to last post
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  3. Racism in pubs / GBH charges

    Friday night, had a stag party with my mates. Me and brown Sri Lankan mate go to the bogs. When mate is washing his hands some other bloke goes to his friend "What's that bad smell? It smells like an immigrant", his friend says "Yeah stinks like an immigrant doesn't it?" at which my mate instantly turns around and punches him in the nose, gives him a bloody nose with his sharp silver ring. Next...

    Started by Ricardo R‎, 09-12-2007 02:48 AM
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  4. Food Bills

    How much do you spend for yourself (just the 1 person) in a week for food?? i know some weeks will be more expensive than others (i.e. il buy ketchup, for example, on week 1 and not again for a few weeks)...but im just after a rough figure. Also, any tips on saving £ on food bills?? thanx! L+C

    Started by lost+confused‎, 07-12-2007 12:57 AM
    08-12-2007, 01:12 PM Go to last post
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  5. Careless driving conviction

    Hey everyone, I was recently involved in quite a serious accident where I was overtaking a vehicle and and my car skidded when i went back into my lane. I landed in a farmers field with my car a wreck and me quite lucky to be alive. The police phoned me recently to give me a head's up that I could be charged with careless drving as there were many witnesses to the accident. I'v never been...

    Started by Youwantromance?‎, 02-12-2007 11:50 AM
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    07-12-2007, 01:21 AM Go to last post
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  6. help, the fridge!

    Anyone know about fridges? My housemate has been hacking at a huge block of ice that has been growing in the fridge for months, with a knife, and she went into something which let out some gas. It went hiss! I have 2 questions. 1) Is this dangerous? Could we be poisened? 2) Is our fridge broken? Stuff still feels cold but i dont want to leave everything in there overnight only to find...

    Started by Blah‎, 05-12-2007 09:06 PM
    06-12-2007, 03:13 PM Go to last post
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  7. Disability Discrimination

    If a large high street store does not have disabled toilets are they breaking the disability discrimination act?

    Started by Jazza‎, 02-12-2007 11:27 PM
    05-12-2007, 05:33 PM Go to last post
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  8. Cleaning Grout

    in between my tiles. anyone got any expierence with cleaning these joints with something from B&Q. will it give me professional results?

    Started by BafenJooLoo‎, 01-12-2007 10:32 PM
    04-12-2007, 12:24 AM Go to last post
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  9. Bollocks :(

    I've managed to lose my £150 annual bus pass, Hall ID card and Hall Swipe Card (recently replaced at £10) and I feel like crying. I'm absolutely gutted :( I cannot afford to replace any of these items :crying: :crying: :crying:

    Started by Curvy_lass‎, 03-12-2007 03:27 PM
    03-12-2007, 08:58 PM Go to last post
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  10. Long Distance Phone Calls

    Is it cheaper for me to use the landline or my mobile phone for long distance calls?

    Started by Melian‎, 02-12-2007 07:27 PM
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  11. Christmas cards

    What time in december do you think its ok to send them out??

    Started by holliepop27‎, 03-12-2007 09:34 AM
    03-12-2007, 10:21 AM Go to last post
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  12. cancelling cards over the weekend?

    The hole in the wall swallowed my friends card today after the bank was shut. Is there any way she can cancel it before monday?

    Started by Ballerina‎, 01-12-2007 04:40 PM
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  13. Dollars with my credit card?

    Can I use my credit card to buy something in dollars over the internet? Will it charge me lots and lots or anything? The thing I want is $12 Ta!

    Started by star*‎, 01-12-2007 04:54 PM
    01-12-2007, 05:03 PM Go to last post
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  14. Claiming tax back/Self assessment forms

    Hi all, This is research for some new fact sheets in the money section of TheSite.org. Do many of you know or understand how to claim tax back (or when you are allowed to), or when and how you have to fill in a self assessment form? If these subjects interest you, or you think they will affect you at some point, is there any question or advice in particular you would like to know? ...

    Started by Pearly‎, 19-11-2007 04:01 PM
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  15. Dentists Charges

    Leigh, after a great deal of perssausion form me, went to the dentists. He has to pay for his treatment but asked for an NHS dentist, not private. He paid £15 or so for the examinationa and X rays, but she now says he needs to pay £50(ish) for each of his 3 fillings he needs (so £150) and 2 visits to the hygeneist at £40 a go. I thought it was a flat rate scheme and you paid x ammount for the...

    Started by RubberSkin‎, 30-11-2007 12:36 AM
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  16. housing benefit

    i earn on average about 8k a year after tax, monthly rent is about 250 and thats living with 3 students so i would also pay council tax, the place is rented from a private landlord, i've looked into the whole housing benfit but it just confuses me, i just would like to know if i would be elligable to recieve it

    Started by PRETTYgreenEYES‎, 29-11-2007 10:33 PM
    30-11-2007, 10:23 AM Go to last post
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  17. APR question

    Just a quick question about APR as it really confuses me! If I took out a loan of £1000 with a rate of 10% APR, had the loan for 12 months without making repayments and then paid it all back right after the 12 months, how much would I end up paying back? Sorry if that sounds really stupid but some people say it would be £1100 and others say it would be 10% interest per month, and then...

    Started by FireFly85‎, 27-11-2007 09:32 AM
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  18. Bit of a Mixture...

    I apparently took out Payment Protection Insurance on a sofa loan in 2004. I say apparently because I don't recall doing it nor being asked if I wanted it. Still, when I wrote to complain and ask for my money back using the templates on MoneySavingExpert.Com they told me that it was my responsibility to read everything I signed etc. This was fair enough and since it only amounted to about £200 I...

    Started by BumbleBee‎, 28-11-2007 04:21 PM
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  19. Talking Mortgage/House help

    Hi there! :wave: My partner and I have just split up. We bought a house in February of this year and currently have a fixed term mortgage for 2 years (ending Feb 2009). I have been told by the mortgage lender that I can afford the mortgage on my own but my only problem is "paying off" my ex boyfriend. :confused: I am looking for any advice anyone can give in terms of options, or perhaps...

    Started by jinxy123‎, 26-11-2007 08:57 PM
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  20. Default on credit report...

    OK gonna keep this as simple as possible, i recently applied for a virgin credit card online, and was asked to call to confirm a few details, the nice chappy asked why i had a default on my account from some years ago to a communications company, i didnt know, made no sense...i got accepted anyway but he advised me to get my credit report and see what it was. ive just received my report from...

    Started by LuckyStrike‎, 03-08-2007 04:53 PM
    26-11-2007, 06:22 PM Go to last post
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  21. stolen things?

    i need help. I left some of my things in his house because I was moving flats and needed to store a bag somewhere and my pet bird. One day we had an argument. After a few days I came to collect my things but he said he threw them away and he gave my bird away to charity. I suspect however that he still have my things. Either way what can I do about this? thanks.

    Started by Adorable Alien‎, 22-11-2007 03:56 PM
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  22. Parking issues

    This is more of a moan than anything, I guess people will say there isn't a lot I can do! Basically I am an MA student who commutes into London for uni twice a week. Now I am in the process of moving in with my partner who owns a house in Bedford but works abroad for 9 months of the year, so he isn't home at the moment. My savings paid for my tuition fees and I have a part-time job in...

    Started by FireFly85‎, 13-11-2007 03:57 PM
    22-11-2007, 09:53 PM Go to last post
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  23. Paying Capital One payments

    I usually pay my evil Capital One bill with a cheque but I have stoopidly left my cheque book at uni...it says I can pay it at a bank though...how does this work? Just trot into a Natwest and pay it over the counter? Can I do it at any bank?

    Started by star*‎, 21-11-2007 02:58 PM
    21-11-2007, 05:38 PM Go to last post
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  24. Credit Reports

    I recently got a copy of my credit report and on it it says I how someone some money but has no company name on it for anything x Does anyone know how i can find out who i ow it too so i can pay it back x

    Started by holliepop27‎, 21-11-2007 11:42 AM
    21-11-2007, 02:39 PM Go to last post
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  25. College, EMA and New Jobs

    Never thought I would post in this forum - very unlike me! Anywayyy Here's my situation, I am in my 2nd year of a full time course at college. In my first year my mum and dad were working full time and earning wayyyy above the entry critera for EMA so I never got it. Now however my dad does not work at all and my mum is working urm less than 16 hours a week. My dad is self employed but has...

    Started by Goner‎, 18-11-2007 09:33 PM
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