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E & J Estates – Leasehold Issues. James Tuttiett has made millions through ‘exploitative’ ground rent fees.

28 Aug
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E & J Estates – Leasehold Issues.

James Tuttiett has made millions through ‘exploitative’ ground rent fees.

I would suggest you check who owns your freehold before you buy a leasehold property. If you can avoid leasehold and own the freehold yourself then this is the best scenario.

I have posted this article to help shed some light on his terrible leases. I waited for 2 years for a property to go through probate and go through Sam Hawking & Co solicitors. Sam Hawking & Co Solicitors are the worst I have ever dealt with. So slow and so many promised deadlines they passed onto the estate agent which were never met.

So after waiting all this time and almost buying the property my Solicitor “Coles Miller” advised me of the issues regarding the lease on this property. I am very happy with their help and with my final decision of walking away from the purchase.

I must say the original ground rent was £40 a year on the old lease which was affordable and had no multiplcation or increases stated. The new lease will be £180 and double every 25 years or could be worse due to the RPI. So therefore I walk away. I feel sorry for anyone who owns these properties as they will have trouble selling them for sure.

This may help people in the future or give a rough idea of the terrible lease terms you could be issued by E & J Estates.

Further to the recent correspondence, in connection with the problems on the lease of this flat, in
particular the question of the ground rent, I have now heard back from the seller’s solicitors advising that
the landlord will not agree to incorporate into the new lease the necessary provisions to ensure that the
lease does not fall foul of problems that have recently arisen in a major Court Case regarding leases with
increasing ground rents. We have asked that the wording in the new lease is amended to incorporate an
appropriate provision to exclude the lease and the flat from the consequences of the fallout from this
particular Case, which would simply involve incorporating into the new lease a proviso that at no time will
the ground rent rise to a level that would make the property unfit to mortgage. The solicitors have now
come back to inform me that the landlord has declined this suggestion for the rent review provisions but
they have instead proposed that the new ground rent will be at £180 per annum increasing every 15
years by either a further £180 or by the increase in the retail price index, whichever is the higher. This
does nothing at all to solve the problem and in fact it means that the rent would increase every 15 years
instead of every 25 years which was the initial offer. The only difference is that originally the ground rent
would have increased by double its previous figure. Unfortunately, this revised offer is still not going to
solve the problem


I believe E & J stands for: Eyre & Johnson. (E&J Estates is a trading style of Eyre & Johnson Limited)

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James Tuttiett

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Daily Mail reports E&J Estates and wine-growing freeholder James Tuttiett

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Bradford Digital Ltd selling illegally CE marked power supplies in the UK.

04 Mar
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Bradford Digital Ltd are selling incorrectly marked CE power supplies in the UK which is illegal. They do not have the correct Conformité Européenne marking on they have the China Export marking . This can be worked out by the spacing between the C and the E on the logo. Google this and it will explain how to determine if its a dodgy, untested, poor quality, cheap electrical item. If so it will have the China Export marking. This means they have not been fully tested and should not be sold in the UK. They are being sold on website and also on

The seller has been informed but takes no notice and continues to sell them. They have been reported to Trading Standards.

You are better off paying for one in Maplin or somewhere similar so you know the CE mark will be legal and you have no risk of causing a fire.

Photo of the PSU and China Export CE mark below (A picture is worth a thousand words):bradford digital image bradford digital image


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Total Parking Solutions Ltd – Charge Notice SCAM – DO NOT PAY THEM!

22 Feb
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total_parking_solutions_tps_charge_notice_logoDO NOT PAY THE CHARGE NOTICE!!

If you have ever parked on private land and get a “Charge Notice” letter posted from “Total Parking Solutions” (TPS) DO NOT PAY IT! By law you do not have to as it is on private land and it is a CHARGE and not a FINE.

The TPS letters will ask you to make a payment of £90.00 within 28 days from the date of their notice. They will accept £50.00 if this payment is received in 14 days of the notice.
If the payment is not received within 28 days an additional Debt Recovery Administrative charge will be incurred and the out standing balance will increase to £110.
Who cares? ignore the charges and do not pay unless you like to give money away for no reason.

Apparently the Total Parking Solutions can contact DVLA and for a couple of Pounds Sterling they can have a copy of the registered address for the vehicle and your contact details. (To be honest if this is true then I why the hell are DVLA providing these details about my vehicle for a small fee?) Maybe they need to re access the laws and data protection acts in this area.

I will post the letters from the company here as and when I receive them and keep you updated on the progress then you can all follow suit.

Do not appeal any letters or anything do not make contact with them at all! They will send you many letters just ignore them and keep them for your records. Maybe they can be used for harassment in the future?.. haha

Just remember… DO NOT PAY!


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Phonecalls from: 0800 358 4494

24 Sep
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They seem to be a company calling on behalf of “Three Network” which I believe is a load of rubbish.

They call from this number:


I spoke to them told them I was not interested and they asked if anyone in my family would be interested in their deals.

May help someone else out if you get multiple calls throughout the day and now you know what they will want to speak to you about.

To reject future calls from them on Android:
Go to the “Phone” icon (Green) and click the “Logs” tab and click and hold the number e.g. 0800 358 4494
Then select “Add to reject list”

Problem resolved.


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Parking Eye – Ignore Parking Charge at Aldi

24 Mar
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I recently received a Parking Eye parking charge from Aldi car park.

I personally would not not pay any of the Parking Eye charges at all and would ignore them as they cannot take you to court. Do not appeal just fully ignore!

Take a look at loads of websites on Google! I will list some here shortly to let you choose your own path 🙂

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Mobile Phone Xchange Scam or Not?

18 Jan
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My email to Mobile Phone Xchange:
(Mon 18/01/2010 20:09)


After waiting two weeks I still have not received any payment from yourselves regarding my phone: Nokia N95.
Customer Reference Number: 974064

Please update me on how much longer I have to wait until I receive the payment of £87.


Jason Kench

I will also state that I made the email High Importance (!) and also requested a delivery and read receipt and I never received any receipts although they replied to my email.

My response from Mobile Phone Xchange:
(Tue 19/01/2010 09:09)

Dear customer

Your handset was accepted on the 17th payment is made three working days after the handset is accepted which dependingon your bank will then take up to three days to clear as available funds.

Kind regards

Mobile Phone Xchange Ltd
Mountcliff House
154 Brent Street
London NW4 2DR

Just to update everyone:
I have now received payment for my Nokia N95.

So from my personal experience I got paid what they stated they would pay me, so I am happy.

I put bubble wrap inside the envelope they sent me to make sure if was not damaged in transit. I also recorded a video of the camera working and being packaged up for evidence if needed.

I wish everyone else good luck with their service and if you have any comments/issues please post them down below.

Please read the following website for issues and problems with their service:

Domain Whois Information: (Supplied via
Domain name:

Douglas Price

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant’s address:
MountCliff House
154 Brent Street
United Kingdom

Webfusion Ltd t/a [Tag = 123-REG]

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 26-Jan-2005
Renewal date:  26-Jan-2011
Last updated:  07-Jan-2009

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.

Name servers:

WHOIS lookup made at 20:18:29 18-Jan-2010

IP Location: Hayling, United Kingdom
Website Status: active
Server Type: Microsoft-IIS/7.0
Alexa Trend/Rank: Up Arrow 1 Month: 153,228    3 Month: 165,562
Page Views per Visit: Up Arrow 1 Month: 3.4    3 Month: 3.2

Also used this site for phone pricing comparisons:
Mobile Phone Recycling

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