Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


An excellent guide for the layperson in how to use the County Court - a must if you are intending to start a claim.

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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    yes i know them what do you want to know?


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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    I am considering using them to collect a debt of over 2000. I have a CCJ against the debtor ( a former landlord who has decided to keep my deposit money to himself) and a Warrant of Execution but the Court Bailiffs have not had any success collecting the money.


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    Hi what would they charge you? to be honest it depends what you want but they do not appear very authorative and if you look them up on Debt Questions. Information regarding debt issues you will see mixed reviews but mostly negative

    Hope this Helps


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    I cannot seem to find the reviews on Debt Questions - help please!


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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    Debt Questions Forum | Debt Questions try this and type in DLC or Direct Legal Collections


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    I think I have confused you! I am looking for Direct Collections Ltd who are based in Harrow. This is Direction Legal Collections in Banbury.

    Thanks for your help anyway and pointing me towards the Debt Question site. Very informative.


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    If this guy is not worried about court baliffs he probably wont be bothered by a DCA, so why waist your money. why dont you call the court for advice and maybe go for a charging order on his property. Or maybe ask a solicitor who specialises in debt collectionicon to write to him threatening a charging order. You will need to contact the land registry first to check that he owns the property. You would be better off talking to a solicitor, they will be more honest with you as to what powers you have and your chances of getting your money


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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    Unfortunately, the house he lives in is in his wife's name. His business bank account is in her name and she is the only named director of the business so a charging order is not possible.


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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    How about the house you were renting from him


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    He's sold it (for over half a million) whilst we were waiting for confirmation of final bills paid etc.
    (It was actually my daughter and 4 friends who had been renting the property, I acted as guarantor) He had been promising all along that as soon as he had proof of final bills paid he would send the deposit and we naively believed him. Just as we believed in the legal system, thinking if we took him to the SCC we would get our money back. We have a CCJ against him and a Warrant of Execution but the court bailiffs have been round 4 times and he just doesn't answer the door. This guy has 8 CCJ's in total against him and knows exactly how to play the system!


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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    Quote Originally Posted by shuttleworth96 View Post
    This guy has 8 CCJ's in total against him and knows exactly how to play the system!
    Certainly sounds that way. Court bailiffs get paid a wage and not a percentage so they dont try too hard, perhaps a private bailiff, who would try alot harder.
    ask blfuk1 to look at this thread, he is a baliiff and he may be able to offer some advice. he's normally giving good advice in the bailiffs forum


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    I certainly WOULD NOT recommend Direct Collections Ltd if you have a debt to recover. They take a big expenses payment up front and then do very little work (when you ring for a progress report all you get is a load of lies or waffle)


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    Just an update regarding DIRECT COLLECTIONS. I went ahead and engaged
    them to collect the money that was owing to me and they were superb!
    Very professional and courteous, particularly Phil who dealt with my case.
    I really wish I had gone to them at the start instead of spending time and money on Court fees, CCJ's etc. etc. I couldn't recommend them enough.


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    Default Re: Direct Collections Ltd - does anybody know them?

    Did You Get The Money Outstanding


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    Yes - I got the money back minus their fee. Well worth it and the satisfaction of the debtor having to pay up at long last was


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    My opinion of them is that they are unprofessional bully boys. Take no notice of OFT collection guidelines and merely try to intimidate people into paying where there is no proven debt. They have very little knowledge of the law and should be avoided at all costs. A complaint to OFT has gone in about them


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    they are more like cowboys than bullyboys! AVOID !!!


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