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Winding-up Petitions: Investigations into Customer Money Claims following VIP Car Sales Ltd Compulsory Liquidation

April 07 2017

VIP Car Sale Ltd in Mereside Road has reportedly entered compulsory liquidation following a winding-up petition that was presented to the courts on 2 November 2016 by Santander Consumer (UK) PLC, which trades as Santander Consumer Finance.

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VIP Car Sale Ltd enters compulsory liquidation

Police Investigations Following Winding-Up Petition

Cheshire Police are investigating a number of allegations against the company and have now confirmed that two people have been arrested and released on bail.

Alan Booth reportedly bought a Toyota Yaris in a part exchange deal but never managed to actually receive the car.

“I liked the car and a price was agreed. I said I would pay the £7,800 balance, but the credit card machine wasn’t working so I could only pay for it via bank transfer.”

“I did that on the Monday and went down on Wednesday to pick it up, and was told the car wasn’t ready. I never got the car.”

This is one of the allegations against the company since going into compulsory liquidation as a result of the winding-up petition. The liquidation was confirmed by a spokesman for the Insolvency Service who said:

“The matter is with the Insolvency Service’s Birkenhead and Blackpool office. As a liquidator of a company, the official receiver’s general functions are to secure the assets, realise them and distribute the proceeds to the company’s creditors, and, if there is a surplus, to the persons entitled to it.”

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