RE: Battery lease no money taken
In my case they took X 2 monthly payments on the same day, and then monthly thereafter. Reselling to a private buyer can have its difficulties, but avoided by passing on to a Renault dealer as a trade in - there is no requirement for acceptance. As to RCI's record of correspondence, BTDT, and they are renowned for not replying, but that's their problem. Why are we assuming that they will somehow become efficient in recovering an out-of-contract battery? Especially considering their proven indifference to anything?
Your contract-rollover letter is a case in point, I'll be providing 3 months notice of termination (at the conclusion of the initial period) and follow this up at 1 month before the final DD is taken. I'll then cancel the mandate and await their instructions. But I'll not be holding my breath!
My options are (a) use the car as a P-Ex at a dealership, (b) use until they make a formal demand to collect the battery at their expense and my convenience, or (c) sell off parts as required if there's no battery.
Flyer - why has your warranty run out so early? Was it not one of the Press car fleet and covered under 4+ until 2016? The ZE dealers are certainly not specialists, it's all hand-holding by phone with their technical departments, but touch-wood I still have no issues with mine.