I am about to take a conservatory company to small claims court for £2.5k as they cannot build it in the way the said the would in the contract we signed. They are refusing to give us the refundable deposit back so far we've had one bounced cheque for some of the money.
If I take them to small claims court, win and they still don't pay up what can I do to recover the money? Is it going to be worth it? Can I sell the debt on to get at least some of the money back?
I am but have a feeling even winning at the small claims court may not get me my money back
Look at the contract and see who you contracted with. Was it a sole trader, a partnership, or a limited company? You can only sue the legal entity you contracted with, although you can also sue on a dishonoured cheque, and for that you'll sue whoever's account it was drawn on.
Can't imagine anyone wanting to take the debt on. Don't waste your time looking into that.
Hmmmm I looked up their trading name and it says dissovled at companies house but I don't have the paperwork with me to check that is the proper trading name, but they sell double glazing under a different name etc not looking good is it. Their proper trading name could be something slightly different IYSWIM
Thorough research required before I fork out the fee I think.
We went through small claims to get money owed when we worked leafleting for a blind company, the bailiffs were brilliant - we spoke to them and they said they go to the premises (which were shut down) and look for their van or anything they could take to get our money back. We got our money, it wasn't much but we bloody earnt it!! Good luck
I gave the company the deadline of a full refund tomorrow or I would go via small claims court. They rang me this afternoon and asked for my bank details to pay by transfer Will not believe it until it's sat in my account though!