LloydJBailey

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  1. Hi all,

    I just wanted to update anybody who has been reading – I can obviously not detail into the specifics due to the on-going legal nature but it has been a very emotional time for us these past few months.  The legal costings have exceeded estimates and are currently at circa £22,000 which has really devastated us.  Whilst we are confident they should not be successful in obtaining an order for the safety works be achieved, as I simply do not own the structure.  Should I lose, I will likely face a Council bill of circa 70% of legal costings they have incurred, which will be higher than my costings due to the likelihood of them gunning for all fees and the reality of making an example of myself for standing up to them.  This simply being unaffordable - i.e. should I lose, I will therefore lose my home and have to claim bankruptcy and as these are criminal proceedings against me (as this in the court platform of the Council), I will be left with a criminal record.

    Whilst I am content they will not succeed, it should not be in court in the first instance.  Should I win, I am expecting to get at least 25% of my costings back (due to it being the local authority and not standard civil proceedings), it highly unlikely that all the funds will be recouped, so the generosity of many of you over the months has been so appreciated, and we are so grateful.

    The funding page is still live and we are at 19% of 15,000 which is more than I imagined, so thank you so much to all.

    The court date is Tuesday so should anybody reading this who hasn't donated but are in the position to support us, the link is;

    http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dangerouswall

     

    To the members who have kindly donated books, I believe there are still several available for sale, but I just wanted to thank you all personally who have donated or/and purchased books or donated to the funding page to help us.  Even though it is a miserable time, it has genuinely been so overwhelming to have the support from you all, you know who you all are.
     

    Thank you so much! We are so appreciative. 

     

    Lloyd & family.


  2. Hi all,

    I just wanted to update anybody who has been reading – I can obviously not detail into the specifics due to the on-going legal nature but it has been a very emotional time for us these past few months.  The legal costings have exceeded estimates and are currently at circa £22,000 which has really devastated us.  Whilst we are confident they should not be successful in obtaining an order for the safety works be achieved, as I simply do not own the structure.  Should I lose, I will likely face a Council bill of circa 70% of legal costings they have incurred, which will be higher than my costings due to the likelihood of them gunning for all fees and the reality of making an example of myself for standing up to them.  This simply being unaffordable - i.e. should I lose, I will therefore lose my home and have to claim bankruptcy and as these are criminal proceedings against me (as this in the court platform of the Council), I will be left with a criminal record.

    Whilst I am content they will not succeed, it should not be in court in the first instance.  Should I win, I am expecting to get at least 25% of my costings back (due to it being the local authority and not standard civil proceedings), it highly unlikely that all the funds will be recouped, so the generosity of many of you over the months has been so appreciated, and we are so grateful.

    The funding page is still live and we are at 19% of 15,000 which is more than I imagined, so thank you so much to all.

    The court date is Tuesday so should anybody reading this who hasn't donated but are in the position to support us, the link is;

    http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dangerouswall

     

    Some members have kindly donated books that I believe are still available for sale, but I just wanted to thank you all personally who have donated or/and purchased books or donated to the funding page to help us.  Even though it is a miserable time, it has genuinely been so overwhelming to have the support from you all, you know who you all are.
     

    Thank you so much! We are so appreciative. 

     

    Lloyd & family.


  3. Hi all,

    I just wanted to update anybody who has been reading – I can obviously not detail into the specifics due to the on-going legal nature but it has been a very emotional time for us these past few months.  The legal costings have exceeded estimates and are currently at circa £22,000 which has really devastated us.  Whilst we are confident they should not be successful in obtaining an order for the safety works be achieved, as I simply do not own the structure.  Should I lose, I will likely face a Council bill of circa 70% of legal costings they have incurred, which will be higher than my costings due to the likelihood of them gunning for all fees and the reality of making an example of myself for standing up to them.  This simply being unaffordable - i.e. should I lose, I will therefore lose my home and have to claim bankruptcy and as these are criminal proceedings against me (as this in the court platform of the Council), I will be left with a criminal record.

    Whilst I am content they will not succeed, it should not be in court in the first instance.  Should I win, I am expecting to get at least 25% of my costings back (due to it being the local authority and not standard civil proceedings), it highly unlikely that all the funds will be recouped, so the generosity of many of you over the months has been so appreciated, and we are so grateful.

    The funding page is still live and we are at 19% of 15,000 which is more than I imagined, so thank you so much to all.

    The court date is Tuesday so should anybody reading this who hasn't donated but are in the position to support us, the link is;

    http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dangerouswall

     

    Thank you so much! We are so appreciative. 

     

    Lloyd & family.


  4. 3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    I have follotw on questions: what is the status of property insurance coverage, both your home and the contested structure?

    I would rather not disclose this information publicly.

    3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    Has there been a Title search, and a Plat review and if so, what do the documents reveal?

    Yes. My title plan shows it is clearly not in my ownership. My home was built in 1991, the house in question was built 1891.

    3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    The other homeowners (I guess 6, + any non-occupied lots)...what is the status of their property insurance/Plat review and Title search?

    The property to the rear of the other houses, besides my neighbor are a different house; therefore irrelevant to the case as not the house in dispute.

    3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    What does the Deed state....yours and the other property owners?

    They’re exactly as you would expect, t-marks correctly placed etc. 

    3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    What do the mortgage documents state, yours and the other property owners? 

    They were informed the Council will be doing the required works under Section 78 of the Building Act 1984.  Obviously there was no reason for them to believe it was under our ownership. No flags.

    3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    Have mortgage companies been notified...yours and the other property owners?

    Yes. Others obviously aren’t relevant.

    3 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    Are you the latest purchaser of property in the dispute?

    The house was built in 1991, I am the latest buyers but not the first buyer.

     

     

    Hope these answers are okay. If you want more details, just drop me a line. Didn’t want to ignore your message, but just drop me a line if you have anymore questions :foryou:

    Thanks again for taking an interest, it means a lot to us.


  5. 5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    It may assist if some info and numbers are clarified.

    The Council informed the public in Dec.2013 that the Council would undertake the work. Did they state it would do so at the expense of the Council?

    Under Section 78 of the Building Act 1984, the Council promised in a notice to address the required safety works by default.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    The council confirmed this information to you in early 2014. Did they confirm they would pay?

    As above.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    Is there an official document of nay nature that clearly states who/what entity will be paying?

    It would appear they did not like the costings and simply changed there minds and it would also appear they decided to claim we were responsible in an act to diminish responsibilities.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    The link states there are 7 homes....all residents.... that received a Bill for a Report. The report states that the wall repair is 90,000.00? Is that total, or is it to be divided by 7?

    The other homes are not in the same danger as my home and my neighbors whom have a different property to the rear of our houses. My neighbor has not been taken to court. Only myself.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    Are there any other unoccupied lots (meaning no houses) that belong to absent owners?

    No.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    The 3,000.00 present legal cost...is that divided by 7, or is that the share for each of the 7 homes?

    The £3k was the legal costings to the hearing, which has now passed. It is only myself whom has been taken to court under ‘criminal proceedings’.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    The projected 12,000.00 legal cost to get to the Nov. trial date......is that divided by 7, or is that the hare for each of the 7 homes?

    Again, it is only myself whom is being taken to court.

    5 minutes ago, Mr.Mcknowitall said:

    Is the barrister representing all families, or just you? 

     

    See above.

     

    I don’t wish to get any more into it as legal proceedings are underway so if you have any questions at all. Please contact me privately :)

     

    Thank you taking an interest.

     

    Lloyd


  6. 2 hours ago, NewWorldOrder said:

    Well I thought I was being a bit harsh because I think the OP poster made it sound like this fund is going for a 10-20k wall, however I still think this is bad form.  No one has cancer or is dying.  

    Maybe many Americans should all have had gofundme accounts back in 2009 for the housing crisis. 

    I think this is utterly a joke to ask people in the comic community to help on construction matter.  

    Are you aware this is an elevated retaining wall and it is not retaining my land? This is not simply a wall.  Are you aware I am being demanded to rebuild not only the wall but the entire rear of the elevated garden that is cracked and compromised.  This is not simply ‘a construction matter’.  This is simply not my home and clearly not my responsibility.

    Are you suggesting that is normal and fair?

    Are you also aware this is a dangerous retaining wall labelled as a dangerous structure and the entire wall/garden above is falling into my home... my sons bedroom is located in the path of this, and it has already impacted my garden and next will be the whole thing that has been expressed by the Council themselves as ‘liable to collapse’.

    This to me is a serious health and danger issue and is effecting us all tremendously.  It clearly needs to be resolved and it is as simple as the home owners either protecting the owner or not wanting to pay to do emergency works that they initially promised they would undertake. These are criminal proceedings bought against me and the legal fees are destroying my life and my friend has kindly attempted to gather some support from the comic community as most of you here know me.

    I kindly said above, if you have any questions feel free to ask, but I didn’t ask to be judged. If you don’t like it, then don’t support us.

    Thank you for your common sense and humanity @comix4fun

     

    Obviously it is very complex and ultimately I am needing to defend myself and financially this is destroying our lives. It is not simple construction work that is our responsibility. Would you like to live under a dangerous structure and be demanded to fix your neighbors property?

    This is a hyperthetical question. Please have some humanity before you go judging us. We’re tax payers and clearly victims in this nightmare situation.

     

    Thank you for reading. 

     

     

  7. I'm not sure if it goes without saying, but if anybody has any specific questions at all about the position myself and my family are in, please don't hesitate to message me.  Again, thank you to everybody taking an interest and helping me.  It's a horrible situation and one I never imagined myself and my family in.

    We whole heartily appreciate you all 


  8. I'm not sure if it goes without saying, but if anybody has any specific questions at all about the position myself and my family are in, please don't hesitate to message me.  Again, thank you to everybody taking an interest and helping me.  It's a horrible situation and one I never imagined myself and my family in.

    We whole heartily appreciate you all :foryou: