Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Alan de Enfield

Cancellation Of Boat Licence

Featured Posts

I'm "Off".

 

I have today called C&RT and cancelled my licence - all sorted over the phone and very easy. Very happy with the service.

 

Subsequently received an email regarding the refund for the balance of the year :

 

"A refund for £223.50 will be processed for you shortly. We are experiencing very high volumes of refund requests which is causing processing delays, however your refund will be processed as soon as possible. If you have any questions about this refund, or any other licensing matters, please get in touch with us".

 

I wonder why so many are leaving the canals / rivers ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suspect it's just an excuse for delay, like when you ring your insurance company and get a message "we are experiencing a high volume of calls...". Basically, it means they can't be bothered to employ enough staff in case it cuts down the size of the director's bonus. 

  • Greenie 3
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's all the fair weather boaters giving up their licences now they are back in the marinas.  They heard on here that private marinas are not CRT waters ... :giggles:

  • Greenie 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Standard auto reply, Long timescale allows them to look good if they process sooner. Exception to this is the Anglia Revenues Partnership, 10-12 weeks means just that, Real reason they want you to give up and pay up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It could also be the number of boats being put on brokerage trade plates, all the brokerages seem to be adding boats in large numbers in the last few weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, matty40s said:

It could also be the number of boats being put on brokerage trade plates, all the brokerages seem to be adding boats in large numbers in the last few weeks.

Price crash on the cards then? About time, let a few more people on the water.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

Price crash on the cards then? About time, let a few more people on the water.

Several boats have 'gone up for sale' in our Marina.

 

One of them was one of our old boats which we sold 4 years ago.

It has not moved (I don't think the engine has even been started) since she bought it - and within 1 week, she sold it for virtually the same as she paid for it.

We sold it for £5k  more than we paid for it 2 years earlier.

 

Good boats at reasonable prices will continue to sell well.

Edited by Alan de Enfield

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

Good boats at reasonable prices will continue to sell well.

What about tatty old boats with knackered Listers? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Arthur Marshall said:

What about tatty old boats with knackered Listers? 

You have to take it to London, will it get that far?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Arthur Marshall said:

What about tatty old boats with knackered Listers? 

They'll still sell quickly at a reasonable price - it will just be a lower one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, mrsmelly said:

Price crash on the cards then? About time, let a few more people on the water.

 

How does that work then? 

 

For every boat sold and a new boater on the water, another boater (i.e. the seller) must have hung up his windlass and left the water, I reckon. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

How does that work then? 

 

For every boat sold and a new boater on the water, another boater (i.e. the seller) must have hung up his windlass and left the water, I reckon. 

 

 

Or sold up and upgraded to a wide beam :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, mrsmelly said:

Price crash on the cards then? About time, let a few more people on the water.

Get rid of the old farts eh....

Oh, sorry.😝

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

How does that work then? 

 

For every boat sold and a new boater on the water, another boater (i.e. the seller) must have hung up his windlass and left the water, I reckon. 

 

 

I disagree. Cheaper price means more affordable to people who previously couldnt afford one, hence manufacturing and sales rise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

I'm "Off".

 

I have today called C&RT and cancelled my licence - all sorted over the phone and very easy. Very happy with the service.

 

Subsequently received an email regarding the refund for the balance of the year :

 

"A refund for £223.50 will be processed for you shortly. We are experiencing very high volumes of refund requests which is causing processing delays, however your refund will be processed as soon as possible. If you have any questions about this refund, or any other licensing matters, please get in touch with us".

 

I wonder why so many are leaving the canals / rivers ?

We cancelled our licence last week. We got the same reply as you but the money was back in our account within a couple of days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, TheBiscuits said:

They'll still sell quickly at a reasonable price - it will just be a lower one!

I reckon I'd get what I paid for it. Boat value's stayed the same, the pound hasn't! When it finally goes, as long as I get enough to buy a small yoghurt pot I'll be happy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, mrsmelly said:

I disagree. Cheaper price means more affordable to people who previously couldnt afford one, hence manufacturing and sales rise.

 

Cheaper NEW boats might mean that. Also means no money in building so new boat manufacturing reduces below current levels. 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Arthur Marshall said:

I suspect it's just an excuse for delay, like when you ring your insurance company and get a message "we are experiencing a high volume of calls...". Basically, it means they can't be bothered to employ enough staff in case it cuts down the size of the director's bonus. 

No way that's incorrect.

 

My call is important to them. They told me 50 times whilst waiting in the queue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, mrsmelly said:

I disagree. Cheaper price means more affordable to people who previously couldnt afford one, hence manufacturing and sales rise.

But the net balance between the two depends on elasticity (market not hulls!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Mike Todd said:

But the net balance between the two depends on elasticity (market not hulls!)

I liken it to housing. A few years ago we all just popped to the bank and got a mortgage and bought a house, they were available to most people even on lower income jobs. Todays youngsters in most cases can only dream of house ownership. People in average income jobs like I used to have can no longer afford a house, if the price drops then people will be able to buy one instead of renting. We need a price crash in boating also to enable younger people to be able to afford one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WHY ARE PEOPLE LEAVING THE WATERWAYS- surely this must be a concern to CRT. One answer is that they may not care. Maybe seven years of misrule is a factor? Or are the CRT a wonderful group of people to deal with. It would be an interesting exercise to list all the good points of CRT.

 

(1) Enabling cyclists to take over the towpaths for leisure activities and opening up the towpath to a new role as a race track

(2) Tendering out of services and cutting back on staff

(3) Enabling canal side developments- such as the one that predatory developers love to do. Ones that destroy heritage and make them vast profits

 

Yes, they say a week in politics is a long time. Seven years for CRT may be seen as eternity!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.