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    hi there so I have decided to voluntarily terminate my car finance contract as I no longer can afford it. I have had the car for a year , in arrears of one month and have 2511.22 to pay to reach the 50% I’m liable for. I have offered to pay that in reasonable monthly payments and asked them if they could contact me within next 14 days to collect the car.

    I hace used templates to email the company and I’ve just received this

    If you are looking to Voluntary Terminate the contract you must do the following
    - Pay the arrears of £219.19 immediately
    - Return the vehicle to the branch that you purchased it from before 20.12.17

    can someone offer some advice please. The branch is over two hours away from my home

    thank you
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    Just wondering if there is any advice in regards to having to pay the one month arrears and delivering the car please x

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    Hello

    The arrears is not a bar to giving notice to VT. Section 99 of the CCA says:

    At any time before the final payment by the debtor under a regulated hire-purchase or regulated conditional sale agreement falls due, the debtor shall be entitled to terminate the agreement by giving notice to any person entitled or authorised to receive the sums payable under the agreement.

    There is nothing in the above statement that says you need to pay arrears before you can VT. Your liability will be limited to 50% of the total amount under the agreement so you would take the one months' arrears and then add the remaining difference to make up the 50%.

    As for returning the car, well you are under no obligation to do so but for the sake of arguments you might want to do that, or they may try to charge you for collection (which is not enforceable). This might be useful if you live close to the delivery site, otherwise you can refuse and ask them to collect it themselves.




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    Thank you for your reply ! So I can reply stating that i continue with my stance of VT and know that arrears are not a bar from me doing so? The branch is 2.5hours away from my home and I’m on my own with young children so it isn’t the easiest to return the car

    thank you again. I’m trying to deal with this myself and in the best way possible

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    http://www.legalbeagles.info/forums/...tter-Templates

    The link above is an example of templates you may adapt to suit your situation
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    I’ve just received this reply. Can you please advise ?


    We refer you to section 99(2) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which states:

    (2) Termination of an agreement under subsection (1) does not affect any liability under the agreement which has accrued before the termination.

    We then refer you to page 2 of the Credit Agreement which states:

    Termination and Repossession
    You may terminate this agreement at any time before the final payment is due, by giving us written notice at the address shown under Right of Withdrawal above. You must then immediately pay us the amount by which one half of the Total Amount Payable exceeds the sums paid and the sums due in respect of the Total Amount Payable immediately before termination.

    We cannot agree that you are entitled to terminate the agreement as it currently stands. The Consumer Credit Act does not state you are entitled to terminate without having paid the liability due under the agreement, and we contend that it is incorrect of you to interpret it as such. In addition to this, the binding contractual terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement do explicitly state the payment is required at the time of termination.

    For clarity, upon full payment of the termination liability (including arrears), you will then be entitled to exercise your right to terminate the agreement under s99. However, the vehicle must be returned to us at your own expense, and be in full working order with a current MOT certificate

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    Errr yes it does, section 99 says:

    At any time before the final payment by the debtor under a regulated hire-purchase or regulated conditional sale agreement falls due, the debtor shall be entitled to terminate the agreement by giving notice to any person entitled or authorised to receive the sums payable under the agreement.
    Where in the above paragraph does it say that you have to pay any outstanding arrears before you can terminate? This right is indefeasible and cannot be overruled so anything that contradicts this position is void and unenforceable. In fact, the wording of the clause they've mentioned also says you can terminate first and then pay after. You are not disputing that you don't owe the money but there is nothing which suggests you must pay first, terminate second - it's the other way around.

    I'd be inclined to put in a formal complaint about this and see what final response you get back.

    It is really annoying that lenders make it so difficult for you to VT. If you can't terminate before you pay the arrears then you could effectively owe more arrears and thats not what it was intended to do.
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    Default Re: CLS car finance please help

    Thank you so much. I’m finding the whole process very stressful and they are not making it any easier!! Will update when I get a reply. Thank you again.

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    Thank you so much. I’m finding the whole process very stressful and they are not making it any easier!! Will update when I get a reply. Thank you again.

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    So here is their response ����

    Miss Laverty

    We do not dispute that the Consumer Credit Act 1974 s99(1) gives provision for you to terminate at any time. However, it does not give provision to do so without paying the liability.

    We refer you to s100(1) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which states:

    (1)Where a regulated hire-purchase or regulated conditional sale agreement is terminated under section 99 the debtor shall be liable, unless the agreement provides for a smaller payment, or does not provide for any payment, to pay to the creditor the amount (if any) by which one-half of the total price exceeds the aggregate of the sums paid and the sums due in respect of the total price immediately before the termination.

    We consider that your failure to MOT the vehicle when due may constitute a failure to take reasonable care of the goods. Under s100(4) this may increase the liability due by an amount equal to the reduction in value of the vehicle. Should, for example, the vehicle require such remedial work that would render repair uneconomical, this increase may be significant. (Failed it’s mot in October due to a fault that was reported TWICE to the company within warranty period and was never fixed. I decided to SORN it)

    We therefore contend that your demands are unreasonable in their current form, and so in an effort to come to a suitable resolution, we are prepared to accept the following:

    1. You return the vehicle to us under s99(1). Should you require collection, we can arrange this at an upfront cost of £150.00. You purchased the vehicle at Edinburgh Car Finance, and so it cannot be considered an unreasonable distance. (Over 2.5 hours away)
    2. You pay the arrears immediately.
    3. We agree to accept payment on a monthly basis at the contractual rate of £219.73 on 21st of every month until you have paid the termination liability, plus any increase due under s100(a). The next contractual payment is due 21/12/17. (The whole point of me terminating is that I can not afford these payments)
    4. You acknowledge that you are not entitled to a reduced payment arrangement just because you have terminated the agreement. Should you wish us to review an arrangement, you agree to complete and return the Common Financial Statement with supporting documentation immediately.

    We have recorded this as a complaint and this is our final response. We consider the above offer to be both fair and reasonable in the circumstances. You are entitled to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service anytime within the 6 months of this email.

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    Just wondering if anyone could please advise?

    Do i I reply to this or just go to the financial ombudsman , the stress is taking its toll

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