Tenants, landlords and liquidators claim to be owed thousands by liquidated lettings agency Anthony Morgan and new company Morgan Fox

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Andrew Hodges and Sarah Allen claim to be owed several thousand pounds by their ex-letting agency Andrew Hodges and Sarah Allen claim to be owed several thousand pounds by their ex-letting agency

TENANTS, landlords and liquidators say they have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket by the director of a lettings agency chain that went bust.

Anthony Morgan - which had branches in Market Square, Waltham Abbey, and Station Road, Chingford - went into liquidation earlier this year.

Director Darren Briggs, 42, sent letters to tenants and property owners informing them of the action in March and insisting all deposits were safe.

But months later furious clients claim they have yet to receive a penny - while Mr Briggs went on to set up a new lettings company, Morgan Fox, in Harolds Road, Harlow, in May.

Alan Schroder, 32, of the Round Hill estate in Waltham Abbey, let out his flat through Anthony Morgan.

He claims Mr Briggs took £1,700 of rent from his tenant up front – but failed to pass the money on.

“He basically took three months’ rent up front without our knowledge,” he said.

“We just never got anything out of him.”

Mr Schroder also claimed Mr Briggs had failed to safeguard his tenant’s deposit through the government’s protection scheme, as is required of letting agents.

Andrew Hodges and Sarah Allen, of The Ridgeway, Chingford, rented a property through Anthony Morgan in September last year.

They claim they are owed £2,280 in a deposit, while their landlord is owed £1,600 in outstanding rent.

"He sent a letter and it states that he's going into voluntary liquidation but all deposits are safe," said taxi driver Mr Hodges, 35, who has yet to see a penny.

He said he had last spoken to Mr Briggs in September this year, but he had since stopped picking up the phone.

"I just want to see him prosecuted. Obviously I want my money back, but I don't think I'm going to get it," he added.

Mum-of-six Erzsebet Halasi, 48, claims she paid £3,800 in a deposit, a month's rent and an administration fee to Morgan Fox in June.

Days before she was due to move into her new home in Croston Road, Chingford, Mr Briggs told her the landlord had pulled out.

He agreed to return her money, but Mrs Halasi had to wait until August before a cheque arrived - only for it to bounce.

"The lost money was my children's heritage. I have received nothing," said the 48-year-old, who now lives in Edinburgh.

Both Mrs Halasi and Mr Hodges have reported Mr Briggs to Essex Police. A force spokesman confirmed police were investigating six allegations of fraud against an estate agents in Harlow.

He said: “Officers were contacted on October 26th. The allegations date back to June 2011. The victims include two men from Chingford, a man from Waltham Abbey, a man from Wood Green and a woman from Edinburgh.”

Nick Simmonds, partner at RSM Tenon who acted as liquidators for Anthony Morgan, also confirmed he was taking action against Mr Briggs.

"He's taken his business, which we've valued. He's taken clients. He's taken an asset from one company to another and he seems to think he doesn't have to pay for it and I think he does," he said.

"I've demanded monies. After the period for those demands has expired, I could instruct a bailiff or I could petition for bankrupcy or a winding up of his company or both."

Mr Briggs admitted owing money to Mrs Halasi, but said she was being investigated by his solicitor after posting comments criticising him in a Facebook group she set up.

“Money is going back to her," he said.

"It’s always been promised to be moved back to her on the proviso that she remove defamatory remarks.

“There’s not an element of fraud that’s taking place. The company’s been liquidated voluntarily.

"A new company’s been set up which is Morgan Fox.”

He also denied owing money to Mr Simmonds or to anybody except current tenants.

“I have not taken any assets,” he added. “I don’t owe him any money because he hasn’t finished the job.”

 

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7:14pm Mon 12 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

It is my story, Mr Darren stolen my money.

I called him several times, and I will call him too:)

I want stop him.

Now I have list with 16 name, and this more victims, because some victim of them is Landlord, and every time has last tenant too, who lost deposit too.

Mr. Darren Briggs gave one offer 1 month ago, when we asked Mr Anwar, what we can do now.
Mr Anwar is a Trading Standars in Walthamstow.
Mr. Darren Briggs's offer was this:

if I remove my all negative comments from all websites, he will write me cheque again. :))
It is very nice... I must keep quiet, he can continoue all unfair business, and again not happening nothing.

If some knows same story, please do not hesitate.

We must stop him.
It is my story, Mr Darren stolen my money. I called him several times, and I will call him too:) I want stop him. Now I have list with 16 name, and this more victims, because some victim of them is Landlord, and every time has last tenant too, who lost deposit too. Mr. Darren Briggs gave one offer 1 month ago, when we asked Mr Anwar, what we can do now. Mr Anwar is a Trading Standars in Walthamstow. Mr. Darren Briggs's offer was this: if I remove my all negative comments from all websites, he will write me cheque again. :)) It is very nice... I must keep quiet, he can continoue all unfair business, and again not happening nothing. If some knows same story, please do not hesitate. We must stop him. H.Bessy
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8:06pm Mon 12 Nov 12

LOL999 says...

How awful for these poor people. I suggest Mr.Briggs saves his soilcitor for these fraud charges he is gonna be up on, hope they lock this man up
How awful for these poor people. I suggest Mr.Briggs saves his soilcitor for these fraud charges he is gonna be up on, hope they lock this man up LOL999
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9:15pm Mon 12 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

I have some question in this case:
Mr Darren is why not gave money back to me earlier?

I paid in June, now is November.

In July for example:)

Before when I made Facebook group:
https://www.facebook
.com/groups/26386382
0385920/

Mr Darren is why not gave money back to other victims? Some of them waiting 2yrs ago.
15 people in my list...

Mr Darren is why not use special deposit account?

Usally or never not use this?

What do you think??

I you have more question, please ask here!!!

If you know same story with this aggency, or with other... maybe have more...

First office was in Watford, maybe this new is must send to Watford?



Don't hesitate, report ASAP to

POLICE (local an Metropolitan as well)
I know, Police every time starting slowly, they first say this is civil matter.
Whit bounce cheque? Without deposit account? How many case and victim need when they say, it is crime?


Report places:

Trading Standars
Property Ombudsman
local MP
local paper
Parlament
Mayor Of London


HMRC maybe

Bounce cheque is proof the freud, I think.
I have some question in this case: Mr Darren is why not gave money back to me earlier? I paid in June, now is November. In July for example:) Before when I made Facebook group: https://www.facebook .com/groups/26386382 0385920/ Mr Darren is why not gave money back to other victims? Some of them waiting 2yrs ago. 15 people in my list... Mr Darren is why not use special deposit account? Usally or never not use this? What do you think?? I you have more question, please ask here!!! If you know same story with this aggency, or with other... maybe have more... First office was in Watford, maybe this new is must send to Watford? Don't hesitate, report ASAP to POLICE (local an Metropolitan as well) I know, Police every time starting slowly, they first say this is civil matter. Whit bounce cheque? Without deposit account? How many case and victim need when they say, it is crime? Report places: Trading Standars Property Ombudsman local MP local paper Parlament Mayor Of London HMRC maybe Bounce cheque is proof the freud, I think. H.Bessy
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10:35pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

There are two sides to every story and before everyone condemns the Company and individuals concerned we should listen to the other side.

Freudian slip of bounce cheque?
There are two sides to every story and before everyone condemns the Company and individuals concerned we should listen to the other side. Freudian slip of bounce cheque? Cornbeefur
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10:44pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Alan Landlord says...

We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.
We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence. Alan Landlord
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10:50pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Alan Landlord wrote:
We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.
No doubt the Police will investigate it fully and take appropriate action.
[quote][p][bold]Alan Landlord[/bold] wrote: We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.[/p][/quote]No doubt the Police will investigate it fully and take appropriate action. Cornbeefur
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11:54pm Mon 12 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

I have proof about everything, and I looking for new solicitor, because this "business man" broken my life. I lost my all saving money with 4 under 18yrs children.
I have proof about everything, and I looking for new solicitor, because this "business man" broken my life. I lost my all saving money with 4 under 18yrs children. H.Bessy
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12:54am Tue 13 Nov 12

NDevoto says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan Landlord wrote:
We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.
No doubt the Police will investigate it fully and take appropriate action.
Why? According to your usual posts they are all overweight and sitting in Cafes ..or is that just in Walthamstow and Redbridge?
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Landlord[/bold] wrote: We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.[/p][/quote]No doubt the Police will investigate it fully and take appropriate action.[/p][/quote]Why? According to your usual posts they are all overweight and sitting in Cafes ..or is that just in Walthamstow and Redbridge? NDevoto
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7:52am Tue 13 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

NDevoto wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Alan Landlord wrote:
We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.
No doubt the Police will investigate it fully and take appropriate action.
Why? According to your usual posts they are all overweight and sitting in Cafes ..or is that just in Walthamstow and Redbridge?
I refer to the Uniform 'Patrols' who patrol cafes and car parks.

Investigations are usually carried out by the Detective Super who has all available resources under his belt.
[quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alan Landlord[/bold] wrote: We have listened to what Mr Briggs has to say in the story & it's obvious it's lies. He even admits to blackmail in the article by refusing to give this lady her money back for posting negative comments. People are free to write the truth & the paper wouldn't publish a story without evidence.[/p][/quote]No doubt the Police will investigate it fully and take appropriate action.[/p][/quote]Why? According to your usual posts they are all overweight and sitting in Cafes ..or is that just in Walthamstow and Redbridge?[/p][/quote]I refer to the Uniform 'Patrols' who patrol cafes and car parks. Investigations are usually carried out by the Detective Super who has all available resources under his belt. Cornbeefur
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9:16am Tue 13 Nov 12

LOL999 says...

I would suggest that Mr Briggs has condemed himself to be honest. To take others money and keep it for your own gain is morally wrong. I for one am glad that poilce are investigating this man, he is nothing more then a common mugger. If i stood outside of a bank taking peoples life savings from them as they stepped outside, I would be locked up for a very long time, lets hope the same happens to this man.
I would suggest that Mr Briggs has condemed himself to be honest. To take others money and keep it for your own gain is morally wrong. I for one am glad that poilce are investigating this man, he is nothing more then a common mugger. If i stood outside of a bank taking peoples life savings from them as they stepped outside, I would be locked up for a very long time, lets hope the same happens to this man. LOL999
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11:35am Tue 13 Nov 12

Hev999 says...

Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!!
Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!! Hev999
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1:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Hev999 wrote:
Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!!
It is the risk you have to take going with a small business.

Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.
[quote][p][bold]Hev999[/bold] wrote: Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!![/p][/quote]It is the risk you have to take going with a small business. Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational. Cornbeefur
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9:40am Wed 14 Nov 12

villager1 says...

Again why are letting agents not licenced? why are these peole allowed to take thousands of ££ of people's money without any safeguards? this happens all the time and the government refuses to impose a licencing scheme on this industry that is full of rogues. Each tenant and landlord should check at the beginning of the tenancy that their deposit has been put into one of the deposit protection schemes or only do usiness with a suitably registered (ARLA) agency - yes I know it is difficult when there is a shortage of properties. The landlords will be liable for the return of the deposit even if they have never seen it unfortunately - a double whammy for them. The police will not do anything - they will say this is a civil matter and these agents should be barred from ever holding any directorship of any company - but it is too easy for them to set up next day under another name.
Again why are letting agents not licenced? why are these peole allowed to take thousands of ££ of people's money without any safeguards? this happens all the time and the government refuses to impose a licencing scheme on this industry that is full of rogues. Each tenant and landlord should check at the beginning of the tenancy that their deposit has been put into one of the deposit protection schemes or only do usiness with a suitably registered (ARLA) agency - yes I know it is difficult when there is a shortage of properties. The landlords will be liable for the return of the deposit even if they have never seen it unfortunately - a double whammy for them. The police will not do anything - they will say this is a civil matter and these agents should be barred from ever holding any directorship of any company - but it is too easy for them to set up next day under another name. villager1
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11:14am Wed 14 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

Dear Villager1,
when start this case, and Police said, this civil matter, every time ask back, how many victim need to you? I found may victim, and this business is unfair.
Law is keeping quit and helping this unfair business.Why???
I tried to report everywhere.
Now this paper making to him some "reklam" and I hope, Flame Tv as well.

I know, he is not alone.

But my question is very important.
Who can stop him?
Dear Villager1, when start this case, and Police said, this civil matter, every time ask back, how many victim need to you? I found may victim, and this business is unfair. Law is keeping quit and helping this unfair business.Why??? I tried to report everywhere. Now this paper making to him some "reklam" and I hope, Flame Tv as well. I know, he is not alone. But my question is very important. Who can stop him? H.Bessy
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11:21am Wed 14 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

If you have any information about this agency or you now someone, who losted money same situation ( Darren Briggs/ Anthony Morgan or Morgan Fox Lettings):


the current OIC for these jobs is PC 71997 WHEELER.
please contact Anne-Marie Hardingham

Essex Police
If you have any information about this agency or you now someone, who losted money same situation ( Darren Briggs/ Anthony Morgan or Morgan Fox Lettings): the current OIC for these jobs is PC 71997 WHEELER. please contact Anne-Marie Hardingham Essex Police H.Bessy
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1:14pm Wed 14 Nov 12

villager1 says...

I sympathise H Bessy - people who work in housing have been calling for this regulation for over 20 years and hundreds if not more of people over the years ahve been defrauded because the government will not act. You may be interested in this e-petition asking for regulation currently on the net: http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/28848
I also understand that the new Housing Minister Mark Prisk is sympathetic to the idea - why not write to him - it won't get your money back but it may help stop these rogues in the future
I sympathise H Bessy - people who work in housing have been calling for this regulation for over 20 years and hundreds if not more of people over the years ahve been defrauded because the government will not act. You may be interested in this e-petition asking for regulation currently on the net: http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/28848 I also understand that the new Housing Minister Mark Prisk is sympathetic to the idea - why not write to him - it won't get your money back but it may help stop these rogues in the future villager1
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5:18pm Wed 14 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

Thank you for this idea. I will try it.
Thank you for this idea. I will try it. H.Bessy
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9:18pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Hev999 wrote:
Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!!
It is the risk you have to take going with a small business.

Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.
Well isn't hindsight a wonderful thing!
Here are some facts for you
There are no multi national chain letting agents in waltham abbey

Antony Morgan was in waltham abbey for a number of years before this happened so not seen as a fly by night company

We had used Antony Morgan for a previous rental and had no issues - our money was given to us and everything was above board

Antony Morgan listed his credentials as being a member of the tent mats deposit scheme, the association of residential lettings agents and the property professionals ombudsmen - all of which we now know was not correct.

We never had any issues with the company until one day we found out he had shut up shop and taken our tenants deposit plus had taken three months rent up front from our tenants without us knowing.

So it's very easy to sit behind a pc making judgments on people who have let their property out through him but he is a con man and what con men are good at is deceiving people. The harsh reality is that Darren Morgan has left a lot of people on the breadline whilst he enjoys skiing holidays (I've seen the photos on Facebook) at our expense. Anyone who sticks up for him must be deluded as him.
I hope they lock him up and throw away the key for what he has done to us.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hev999[/bold] wrote: Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!![/p][/quote]It is the risk you have to take going with a small business. Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.[/p][/quote]Well isn't hindsight a wonderful thing! Here are some facts for you There are no multi national chain letting agents in waltham abbey Antony Morgan was in waltham abbey for a number of years before this happened so not seen as a fly by night company We had used Antony Morgan for a previous rental and had no issues - our money was given to us and everything was above board Antony Morgan listed his credentials as being a member of the tent mats deposit scheme, the association of residential lettings agents and the property professionals ombudsmen - all of which we now know was not correct. We never had any issues with the company until one day we found out he had shut up shop and taken our tenants deposit plus had taken three months rent up front from our tenants without us knowing. So it's very easy to sit behind a pc making judgments on people who have let their property out through him but he is a con man and what con men are good at is deceiving people. The harsh reality is that Darren Morgan has left a lot of people on the breadline whilst he enjoys skiing holidays (I've seen the photos on Facebook) at our expense. Anyone who sticks up for him must be deluded as him. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key for what he has done to us. Disgruntled landlord
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10:11pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Disgruntled landlord wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Hev999 wrote:
Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!!
It is the risk you have to take going with a small business.

Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.
Well isn't hindsight a wonderful thing!
Here are some facts for you
There are no multi national chain letting agents in waltham abbey

Antony Morgan was in waltham abbey for a number of years before this happened so not seen as a fly by night company

We had used Antony Morgan for a previous rental and had no issues - our money was given to us and everything was above board

Antony Morgan listed his credentials as being a member of the tent mats deposit scheme, the association of residential lettings agents and the property professionals ombudsmen - all of which we now know was not correct.

We never had any issues with the company until one day we found out he had shut up shop and taken our tenants deposit plus had taken three months rent up front from our tenants without us knowing.

So it's very easy to sit behind a pc making judgments on people who have let their property out through him but he is a con man and what con men are good at is deceiving people. The harsh reality is that Darren Morgan has left a lot of people on the breadline whilst he enjoys skiing holidays (I've seen the photos on Facebook) at our expense. Anyone who sticks up for him must be deluded as him.
I hope they lock him up and throw away the key for what he has done to us.
Surely the Deposits had to go in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme set up by the Government?
[quote][p][bold]Disgruntled landlord[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hev999[/bold] wrote: Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!![/p][/quote]It is the risk you have to take going with a small business. Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.[/p][/quote]Well isn't hindsight a wonderful thing! Here are some facts for you There are no multi national chain letting agents in waltham abbey Antony Morgan was in waltham abbey for a number of years before this happened so not seen as a fly by night company We had used Antony Morgan for a previous rental and had no issues - our money was given to us and everything was above board Antony Morgan listed his credentials as being a member of the tent mats deposit scheme, the association of residential lettings agents and the property professionals ombudsmen - all of which we now know was not correct. We never had any issues with the company until one day we found out he had shut up shop and taken our tenants deposit plus had taken three months rent up front from our tenants without us knowing. So it's very easy to sit behind a pc making judgments on people who have let their property out through him but he is a con man and what con men are good at is deceiving people. The harsh reality is that Darren Morgan has left a lot of people on the breadline whilst he enjoys skiing holidays (I've seen the photos on Facebook) at our expense. Anyone who sticks up for him must be deluded as him. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key for what he has done to us.[/p][/quote]Surely the Deposits had to go in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme set up by the Government? Cornbeefur
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10:34pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Disgruntled landlord wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Hev999 wrote:
Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!!
It is the risk you have to take going with a small business.

Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.
Well isn't hindsight a wonderful thing!
Here are some facts for you
There are no multi national chain letting agents in waltham abbey

Antony Morgan was in waltham abbey for a number of years before this happened so not seen as a fly by night company

We had used Antony Morgan for a previous rental and had no issues - our money was given to us and everything was above board

Antony Morgan listed his credentials as being a member of the tent mats deposit scheme, the association of residential lettings agents and the property professionals ombudsmen - all of which we now know was not correct.

We never had any issues with the company until one day we found out he had shut up shop and taken our tenants deposit plus had taken three months rent up front from our tenants without us knowing.

So it's very easy to sit behind a pc making judgments on people who have let their property out through him but he is a con man and what con men are good at is deceiving people. The harsh reality is that Darren Morgan has left a lot of people on the breadline whilst he enjoys skiing holidays (I've seen the photos on Facebook) at our expense. Anyone who sticks up for him must be deluded as him.
I hope they lock him up and throw away the key for what he has done to us.
Surely the Deposits had to go in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme set up by the Government?
This is the whole point - he did not register the tenants deposits even though he has stated in his tenancy agreement that it has been. He even charged us £30 for registering the tenants deposit but failed to do it! We have paperwork giving us a reference number for our tenants deposit being registered BUT HE DID NOT PAY THE MONEY TO THE TDS SO ANOTHER LIE! So not only did he run off with lots of landlords rents he has also not deposited tenants rents even though it is a mandatory requirement by law hence why this is not just a civil court case but blatant fraud! And against the law!
Don't feel sorry for Darren Briggs and do not think this was a case of yet another small business going into liquidation - this was a timed decision to ensure he took as much money as he could from hard working people. Whilst we scrape to pay off the debts he has left us in he is living in a house worth £400k having nice holidays and carrying on like normal - he is a compulsive liar and a con man and deserves everything he gets coming to him.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Disgruntled landlord[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hev999[/bold] wrote: Incompetent businesses should not be allowed to continually withold money they owe to individuals with apprent immunity. As mentioned by others, this is equivalent of stealing but we, as victims, have found no easy way to get redress. All the professional organisations we contacted claimed not to be able to investigate or influence the behavior of individual companies and the only course of action was a civil court case. At least now we have the police looking into this and hopefully a large group of victims to support this investigation ( it is such a relief to find out we are not alone in being taken in and treated so badly) . In addition, the Tenant deposit scheme, meant to secure a tenant's money from such inscrupulous agents, is only effective if the agent deposits those funds in the scheme. We were charged for the service of depositing our tenants cash, but it seems it was either put into the agents pocket, or, more likely, was used to pay off another outstanding debt along with 6 months rent he collected and never paid to us. The final straw was an offer to continue letting our property, after the liquidation announcement, with the costs being "offset against what he owed us" Really!![/p][/quote]It is the risk you have to take going with a small business. Otherwise, pay the proper rate and go for a Multinational.[/p][/quote]Well isn't hindsight a wonderful thing! Here are some facts for you There are no multi national chain letting agents in waltham abbey Antony Morgan was in waltham abbey for a number of years before this happened so not seen as a fly by night company We had used Antony Morgan for a previous rental and had no issues - our money was given to us and everything was above board Antony Morgan listed his credentials as being a member of the tent mats deposit scheme, the association of residential lettings agents and the property professionals ombudsmen - all of which we now know was not correct. We never had any issues with the company until one day we found out he had shut up shop and taken our tenants deposit plus had taken three months rent up front from our tenants without us knowing. So it's very easy to sit behind a pc making judgments on people who have let their property out through him but he is a con man and what con men are good at is deceiving people. The harsh reality is that Darren Morgan has left a lot of people on the breadline whilst he enjoys skiing holidays (I've seen the photos on Facebook) at our expense. Anyone who sticks up for him must be deluded as him. I hope they lock him up and throw away the key for what he has done to us.[/p][/quote]Surely the Deposits had to go in the Deposit Guarantee Scheme set up by the Government?[/p][/quote]This is the whole point - he did not register the tenants deposits even though he has stated in his tenancy agreement that it has been. He even charged us £30 for registering the tenants deposit but failed to do it! We have paperwork giving us a reference number for our tenants deposit being registered BUT HE DID NOT PAY THE MONEY TO THE TDS SO ANOTHER LIE! So not only did he run off with lots of landlords rents he has also not deposited tenants rents even though it is a mandatory requirement by law hence why this is not just a civil court case but blatant fraud! And against the law! Don't feel sorry for Darren Briggs and do not think this was a case of yet another small business going into liquidation - this was a timed decision to ensure he took as much money as he could from hard working people. Whilst we scrape to pay off the debts he has left us in he is living in a house worth £400k having nice holidays and carrying on like normal - he is a compulsive liar and a con man and deserves everything he gets coming to him. Disgruntled landlord
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9:49am Fri 16 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

This sounds more like a Civil Dispute than Criminal Activity.

Maybe the people who are out of pocket should take out a small claims at Bow County Court and freeze his assets before he has has a chance to dispo
This sounds more like a Civil Dispute than Criminal Activity. Maybe the people who are out of pocket should take out a small claims at Bow County Court and freeze his assets before he has has a chance to dispo Cornbeefur
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9:53am Fri 16 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

It is not just civil he has broken the law by stealing tenants deposit hence why the police are involved. I think they would know if its criminal or civil don't you?
It is not just civil he has broken the law by stealing tenants deposit hence why the police are involved. I think they would know if its criminal or civil don't you? Disgruntled landlord
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9:58am Fri 16 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Disgruntled landlord wrote:
It is not just civil he has broken the law by stealing tenants deposit hence why the police are involved. I think they would know if its criminal or civil don't you?
Well they have to take the report but ultimately they may classify it as a Civil Disorder after they have interrogated the suspects.

There are always two sides to every story and unless he has any money it will be hard to retrieve. You cannot turn blood into a stone.

I would take out a small claim now to avoid wasting time and even if it is criminal you can still sued him Civil.

Consult an expert lawyer, there are many in Walthamstow who will probably do it on a 'No wins no fees' basis
[quote][p][bold]Disgruntled landlord[/bold] wrote: It is not just civil he has broken the law by stealing tenants deposit hence why the police are involved. I think they would know if its criminal or civil don't you?[/p][/quote]Well they have to take the report but ultimately they may classify it as a Civil Disorder after they have interrogated the suspects. There are always two sides to every story and unless he has any money it will be hard to retrieve. You cannot turn blood into a stone. I would take out a small claim now to avoid wasting time and even if it is criminal you can still sued him Civil. Consult an expert lawyer, there are many in Walthamstow who will probably do it on a 'No wins no fees' basis Cornbeefur
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10:12am Fri 16 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

We have a lawyer thank you and we know we won't get our money back. What we do want is justice and to make sure he isn't able to do this to anyone else.
Yes there are two sides to every story (may you be reminded of this god forbid something ever happens to you) but surely a liquidation company and sixteen strangers making complaints means there is one common denominator here and it don't take Einstein to work out that its Darren Briggs!
We have a lawyer thank you and we know we won't get our money back. What we do want is justice and to make sure he isn't able to do this to anyone else. Yes there are two sides to every story (may you be reminded of this god forbid something ever happens to you) but surely a liquidation company and sixteen strangers making complaints means there is one common denominator here and it don't take Einstein to work out that its Darren Briggs! Disgruntled landlord
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2:25pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Disgruntled landlord wrote:
We have a lawyer thank you and we know we won't get our money back. What we do want is justice and to make sure he isn't able to do this to anyone else.
Yes there are two sides to every story (may you be reminded of this god forbid something ever happens to you) but surely a liquidation company and sixteen strangers making complaints means there is one common denominator here and it don't take Einstein to work out that its Darren Briggs!
I think it is a bad idea to throw good money after bad and unless the lawyer is doing it on a nowins nos fees basis you could lose more than you less for the deposit.

Also as there are so many of you, there could be a lot of infighting as you have been thrown together on a whim and you are all red rag to the bull at the moment.

The conflicts between groups is evident on Big Brothers and Castaway and you really should ensure that all meetings are minuted and that a Chairman is appointed so you do not get into a bickering disputes if any money comes back or someone does not want to weigh in his share.

You could draw up an agreement at the CAB (Citizens Advisory Bureau) like you would do if you were in a Lottery Syndication.
[quote][p][bold]Disgruntled landlord[/bold] wrote: We have a lawyer thank you and we know we won't get our money back. What we do want is justice and to make sure he isn't able to do this to anyone else. Yes there are two sides to every story (may you be reminded of this god forbid something ever happens to you) but surely a liquidation company and sixteen strangers making complaints means there is one common denominator here and it don't take Einstein to work out that its Darren Briggs![/p][/quote]I think it is a bad idea to throw good money after bad and unless the lawyer is doing it on a nowins nos fees basis you could lose more than you less for the deposit. Also as there are so many of you, there could be a lot of infighting as you have been thrown together on a whim and you are all red rag to the bull at the moment. The conflicts between groups is evident on Big Brothers and Castaway and you really should ensure that all meetings are minuted and that a Chairman is appointed so you do not get into a bickering disputes if any money comes back or someone does not want to weigh in his share. You could draw up an agreement at the CAB (Citizens Advisory Bureau) like you would do if you were in a Lottery Syndication. Cornbeefur
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2:31pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

Thanks for the advice however I work in the field of law and know exactly what to do thank you.

Hardly red rag to a bull as this has been ongoing for MONTHS. We didn't publicise this for advice but to ensure that people know not to deal with this man unless they have money to throw away. We all have an action plan what we need is for members if the public to know this man is a thief and a liar and to avoid at all costs.
Thanks for the advice however I work in the field of law and know exactly what to do thank you. Hardly red rag to a bull as this has been ongoing for MONTHS. We didn't publicise this for advice but to ensure that people know not to deal with this man unless they have money to throw away. We all have an action plan what we need is for members if the public to know this man is a thief and a liar and to avoid at all costs. Disgruntled landlord
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2:41pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Disgruntled landlord wrote:
Thanks for the advice however I work in the field of law and know exactly what to do thank you.

Hardly red rag to a bull as this has been ongoing for MONTHS. We didn't publicise this for advice but to ensure that people know not to deal with this man unless they have money to throw away. We all have an action plan what we need is for members if the public to know this man is a thief and a liar and to avoid at all costs.
Yes I have a Law Degree and feel that unless you can place a Legal Charge over any property he has an interest in or owns alone, you are probably doomed and will have to put it down to a bad experience sadly.

There are a lot of Rogue Traders out there. Maybe contact Watch Dogs?
[quote][p][bold]Disgruntled landlord[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the advice however I work in the field of law and know exactly what to do thank you. Hardly red rag to a bull as this has been ongoing for MONTHS. We didn't publicise this for advice but to ensure that people know not to deal with this man unless they have money to throw away. We all have an action plan what we need is for members if the public to know this man is a thief and a liar and to avoid at all costs.[/p][/quote]Yes I have a Law Degree and feel that unless you can place a Legal Charge over any property he has an interest in or owns alone, you are probably doomed and will have to put it down to a bad experience sadly. There are a lot of Rogue Traders out there. Maybe contact Watch Dogs? Cornbeefur
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2:44pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

Well we shall see what happens with the police and the liquidators who are pushing to get him struck off as a director.
Well we shall see what happens with the police and the liquidators who are pushing to get him struck off as a director. Disgruntled landlord
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4:39pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Alan Landlord says...

Let's not forget that the liquidators can make him personally bankrupt and struck off as a director so if he's messing them around there's not much hope for this appalling estate agent.
Let's not forget that the liquidators can make him personally bankrupt and struck off as a director so if he's messing them around there's not much hope for this appalling estate agent. Alan Landlord
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4:51pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Alan Landlord wrote:
Let's not forget that the liquidators can make him personally bankrupt and struck off as a director so if he's messing them around there's not much hope for this appalling estate agent.
Struck off what? He is not a GP.

Do you mean banned from being a Co. Director?
[quote][p][bold]Alan Landlord[/bold] wrote: Let's not forget that the liquidators can make him personally bankrupt and struck off as a director so if he's messing them around there's not much hope for this appalling estate agent.[/p][/quote]Struck off what? He is not a GP. Do you mean banned from being a Co. Director? Cornbeefur
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4:56pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

Have you really got nothing better to do than not pick on words? I think the man meant what he said - struck off as a director with companies house and given a ban on becoming a director of any other company. That is the correct terminology used by both companies house and the liquidation company. Seriously there is a saying "if you have got nothing to say don't say anything at all"
Have you really got nothing better to do than not pick on words? I think the man meant what he said - struck off as a director with companies house and given a ban on becoming a director of any other company. That is the correct terminology used by both companies house and the liquidation company. Seriously there is a saying "if you have got nothing to say don't say anything at all" Disgruntled landlord
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4:59pm Fri 16 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

I received this email few days ago:

Thanks for emailing Don't Get Done Get Dom.

We are now in production for series 6. If you have emailed about a problem - the production team will be going through the mail but please bear with us, unfortunately we are unable to answer all questions personally but every one does get read.



If we believe we can help you take on your case, then we will get back to you.

Flame Television is also in production for our 2nd series of BBC1’s You’ve Been Scammed. The programme looks at the devastating impact of scams and how authorities target the people behind them. We want to hear from you if you believe a company or an individual has used deception or underhand tactics to get their hands on your cash.



Our email address is scammed@flametv.co.u
k. As with Don’t Get Done Get Dom the production team will be going through the mail but please bear with us, unfortunately we are unable to answer all questions personally but every one does get read.



We suggest that in the meantime, you try contacting one or all the following bodies for support and advice:

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Best Wishes

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I received this email few days ago: Thanks for emailing Don't Get Done Get Dom. We are now in production for series 6. If you have emailed about a problem - the production team will be going through the mail but please bear with us, unfortunately we are unable to answer all questions personally but every one does get read. If we believe we can help you take on your case, then we will get back to you. Flame Television is also in production for our 2nd series of BBC1’s You’ve Been Scammed. The programme looks at the devastating impact of scams and how authorities target the people behind them. We want to hear from you if you believe a company or an individual has used deception or underhand tactics to get their hands on your cash. Our email address is scammed@flametv.co.u k. As with Don’t Get Done Get Dom the production team will be going through the mail but please bear with us, unfortunately we are unable to answer all questions personally but every one does get read. We suggest that in the meantime, you try contacting one or all the following bodies for support and advice: CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau: http://www.citizensa dvice.org.uk/ Relevant Ombudsman - http://www.locateomb udsman.com/ Consumer Direct - http://www.consumerd irect.gov.uk/ Office of Fair Trading - http://www.oft.gov.u k/ Best Wishes Don't Get Done Get Dom H.Bessy
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11:57pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Disgruntled landlord wrote:
Have you really got nothing better to do than not pick on words? I think the man meant what he said - struck off as a director with companies house and given a ban on becoming a director of any other company. That is the correct terminology used by both companies house and the liquidation company. Seriously there is a saying "if you have got nothing to say don't say anything at all"
I was only trying to help, what is with the bees in your bonnet.

Like I said, two sides to every story, hope you never took that attitude with Mr Morgan?

Sometimes if you are not singing from the same song sheet things go wrong.

Wish you well in any case.
[quote][p][bold]Disgruntled landlord[/bold] wrote: Have you really got nothing better to do than not pick on words? I think the man meant what he said - struck off as a director with companies house and given a ban on becoming a director of any other company. That is the correct terminology used by both companies house and the liquidation company. Seriously there is a saying "if you have got nothing to say don't say anything at all"[/p][/quote]I was only trying to help, what is with the bees in your bonnet. Like I said, two sides to every story, hope you never took that attitude with Mr Morgan? Sometimes if you are not singing from the same song sheet things go wrong. Wish you well in any case. Cornbeefur
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8:14am Sat 17 Nov 12

Disgruntled landlord says...

No I took a stronger attitude when I found out he stole
My money.
Pointing out the obvious to people who are upset is not helping. From other comments on here it just seems like you have an opinion on amything amd everything. I bid you well.
No I took a stronger attitude when I found out he stole My money. Pointing out the obvious to people who are upset is not helping. From other comments on here it just seems like you have an opinion on amything amd everything. I bid you well. Disgruntled landlord
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9:22pm Mon 19 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

Disgruntled landlord said:

"Pointing out the obvious to people who are upset is not helping."

I know. But Mr Briggs just plays with us, and he can do anything unfairly.

I can ask back my money
publicly? He said, no, I can't do that.

Who is he? He why above the Law?

When help the Law to victims?

Who will give back my children' heritage ?

Bank is can't understand my question.
This man usually use the business account for crime, because his account is usually empty. This is unofficial information. My personal banker has been checked that.


Now found victims group again somebody.
She lost 5 thousand Pounds more than 1 year ago.

It is neverending story:(
Disgruntled landlord said: "Pointing out the obvious to people who are upset is not helping." I know. But Mr Briggs just plays with us, and he can do anything unfairly. I can ask back my money publicly? He said, no, I can't do that. Who is he? He why above the Law? When help the Law to victims? Who will give back my children' heritage ? Bank is can't understand my question. This man usually use the business account for crime, because his account is usually empty. This is unofficial information. My personal banker has been checked that. Now found victims group again somebody. She lost 5 thousand Pounds more than 1 year ago. It is neverending story:( H.Bessy
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12:00pm Sat 24 Nov 12

H.Bessy says...

Our Reference: 250/TPO/019205






Dear Mrs Halasi



Thank you for your recent email dated 13 November 2012.



The Property Ombudsman acts within his Terms of Reference to provide a free, fair and independent service for dealing with unresolved disputes between firms who are registered with The Property Ombudsman scheme and their actual or potential clients.



This Office has attempted to contact you by letter on 17 September and 8 October 2012 in response to your enquiry to us dated 15 August 2012, received on 17 September, in which you state you had a complaint against Morgan Fox Ltd. However, I regret that the letters have been returned from the Post Office as “not called for”.



Unfortunately, your complaint does not fall within the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction as Morgan Fox is not a member of The Property Ombudsman scheme and therefore your complaint is outside the Ombudsman's Terms of Reference and is not something that he can consider.



You may wish to contact your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau to see if they can offer you any assistance or, alternatively, seek independent legal advice.



I regret that we cannot be of further assistance to you in this matter.



Yours sincerely



Miss Karen Whyman



First Contact Assistant Manager



The Property Ombudsman

Milford House

43-55 Milford Street

Salisbury

Wiltshire

SP1 2BP



Tel: 01722 333306 (Option 1)

Fax: 01722 332296

Email: admin@tpos.co.uk

Website: www.tpos.co.uk
Our Reference: 250/TPO/019205 Dear Mrs Halasi Thank you for your recent email dated 13 November 2012. The Property Ombudsman acts within his Terms of Reference to provide a free, fair and independent service for dealing with unresolved disputes between firms who are registered with The Property Ombudsman scheme and their actual or potential clients. This Office has attempted to contact you by letter on 17 September and 8 October 2012 in response to your enquiry to us dated 15 August 2012, received on 17 September, in which you state you had a complaint against Morgan Fox Ltd. However, I regret that the letters have been returned from the Post Office as “not called for”. Unfortunately, your complaint does not fall within the Ombudsman’s jurisdiction as Morgan Fox is not a member of The Property Ombudsman scheme and therefore your complaint is outside the Ombudsman's Terms of Reference and is not something that he can consider. You may wish to contact your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau to see if they can offer you any assistance or, alternatively, seek independent legal advice. I regret that we cannot be of further assistance to you in this matter. Yours sincerely Miss Karen Whyman First Contact Assistant Manager The Property Ombudsman Milford House 43-55 Milford Street Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2BP Tel: 01722 333306 (Option 1) Fax: 01722 332296 Email: admin@tpos.co.uk Website: www.tpos.co.uk H.Bessy
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