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  • Buy-to-Let

    Repossession - boiler not owned by me!?

    Hi

    I bought a property May 2018 that was a repossession, i refurbed it and has been rented out since. I didn't touch the boiler/heating system as it was fine.

    Today i received a letter from my solicitors saying that a company (a shade greener) are owed over £2500 as the previous owners took out an agreement with them and they still owed this. In the letter they state if no payment is received they will arrange for the equipment owned by them to be removed.

    I will contact my solicitors and the company on Monday to see how this issue can be resolved

    Before I do has anyone every come across anything like this at all? Any advice?

    Thanks

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    I would guess that any debt still owed by former owner should be pursued from the former owner.

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    Agree with Landy, unless there is a charge on the property the debt belongs to the person that took out the debt.
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    I agree.  The debt remains with the person who purchased the boiler and is nothing to do with you.

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    The sales invoice may have included wording to the effect that the title to the boiler remained with the seller until paid for in full.  As it was a repossession I would ask the lender to make good on the amount being asked for.

    Look up Retention of Title.
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    You have no worries so sleep well tonight. They cannot pass on the agreement to you it will always remain with the previous owner who signed up for the deal. Do not even bother employing solicitors you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

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    These people have in the past included a charge on the property as part of the contract when signed. Have you checked that? I am assuming yes and there is no charge registered.

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