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    #61
    i would like to thank you all for your honest advice and support, wouldn't have known where to start... i will keep you all posted on the outcome.
    thanks again.

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      #62
      Hi Siva,

      got response back from DCA with service charge statements, and in their letter they said the MA "are unaware of this claim claim and have requested you to provide further infomation". As the letter above; dates and claim numbers was given, what more do they want.

      I also noticed from the statement over £500 for court cost and solicitors fees were added (struck out claim). Please advice.

      kind regards.

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