Marc Gander - The Consumer Survival Handbook

A 220 page introduction to all things consumer related by our own BankFodder.

Includes energy companies, mobile phone providers, retailers, banks, insurance companies,debt collection agencies, reclaim companies, secondhand car sellers, cowboy garages, cowboy builders and all the rest who put their own profits before you.


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.

£19.99 + £1.50 (P&P)

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    Basic Account Holder Nordin 1742 Novitiate

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    Default Council tax summons/exemption

    I rented my house, the tenants burnt the house it was completely burnt down i was exempt from paying the council tax but now i have received a bill for this year and received summons for it. would it be possible for me to prove to the judge that i am not liable. may i have some advise on that.

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    Basic Account Holder Aviva Informative Aviva Informative Aviva Informative

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    Default Re: Council tax summons/exemption

    More information would be good.

    When did the house burn down? Did you get exemption for this year but now have received a bill? Have you got written confirmation of the exemption? Have you spoken to the Council? If so, what did they say?

    There is an exemption for properties that need/are having major works to make them habitable but this can only be in place for 12 months.

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    Default Re: Council tax summons/exemption

    Your confusing liability with the payment of any council tax that is due - your still liable regardless as the owner whether there is a charge due or not.

    Aviva is correct reagrding a Class A exemption but dependent on the amount of damage you can apply to the VOA to have the property removed from the council tax lists.

    The magistrate cannot rule regarding exemptions as that is a matter for a valuation tribunal.

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