DLA - I & E

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I have written to this site before, and have found it so reassuring. Could someone please help with some advice in what to do next? I have been writing to DLA for over a year, letters going back & forth - the usual threats of court. Back in Sep 00, I did send my I & E to them, ( I had not found this site then). I have asked & asked for all the documents I require, but still nothing, so in my last letter I quoted the CPR to them, and that I have a right to all documents I have requested. They completely ignored my request (yet again) and have asked for my I & E form saying they will not tolerate any further delay.

So if I say I sent it last Sep 00 they will ask for a copy,and say they did not receive it then. But if I did not send it, how come its taken them over a year to ask for it. If I ignore it they will say I am ignoring their comments.

Please advise, I am so confused

-- Hope Davies (hopedavies@hotmail.com), July 17, 2001


You need a simple reply letter:

Further to your letter of the xth month.

I have reviewed the contents of your form with my legal advisors. My understanding is that you have no legal right to this information and on this basis I am declining to complete your form. If your client believes they are entitled to this information, you should write further, stating your reasons.

By contrast I note that my requests for information pertaining to the claim your client is pursuing - which I am legally entitled to - remain unanswered. Specifically I draw your attention to my letters of the a,b,c,d,e, [list them all here]. I would welcome either the information being supplied, or in its continued absence the courtesy of an explanation for this delay.

yrs etc. ------------------------

If you want the information you should sarn them for it; otherwise always be polite but firm; just like they do, keep singing the same tune.

-- (bluemoon@mcfc.co.uk), July 18, 2001.

I gather you sent in the I&E before being aware of your legal rights. Did you think in any way that you *had* to return that I&E form, because of the way in which the lender phrased its request or demand? This is a potential scandal in the making, I reckon, IMHO.

-- E Scott (eleanor.scott@btinternet.com), July 20, 2001.

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