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    Default Council tax debt - equita bailiffs clamped Mrs car

    Hello everyone

    I had equita bailiffs clamp my Mrs car for my outstanding ctax bill.
    She showed them her v5, insurance etc but they said they needed a receipt of purchase (which she didn't have with her at the time but has since found) to prove it was hers. They clamped the car and said they'd be back in the morning.

    The police were called and allsorts.

    If they don't accept the v5, insurance (in her name I'm not even a named driver), mot and the purchase receipt
    can I just sit on the car and refuse to let them take it?

    I'm going to be putting a complaint in anyway.

    Thanks.


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    she is equally liable.

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    Default Re: Council tax debt - equita bailiffs clamped Mrs car

    She doesn't live here.


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    well you didn't say that.

    still needs paying
    why has it come to this.

    tell us the full story please.

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    Default Re: Council tax debt - equita bailiffs clamped Mrs car

    It was a dispute from 2015, I ignored all the letters my fault.
    My missus stays round mine a couple of times a week when she's not working and they clamped her car.
    I am going bankrupticon anyway just waiting for the OR to sign it off.
    Was more worried about my Mrs car!


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    ok .. who is it Marstons?

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    Default Re: Council tax debt - equita bailiffs clamped Mrs car

    It was Equita.

    They have actually secretly came back and removed the clamp without even knocking! They must have realised they were getting nothing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan the cat View Post
    It was Equita.

    They have actually secretly came back and removed the clamp without even knocking! They must have realised they were getting nothing.
    Given the popularity of this forum, I would like to make point for anyone else viewing this thread in the future......under the regulations introduced in 2014, a bailiff IS permitted to seize 'jointly owned goods'. I appreciate that in your particular case, your marital situation is different to most couples but I would not like other people to think that just because a wife or husband owes a particular item that it cannot be seized because IT CAN.


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    numerous discussions posts moved to their own thread here
    https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.u...80#post5157780

    to the OP Alan the cat

    please post here when you have any developments.

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    Default Re: Council tax debt - equita bailiffs clamped Mrs car

    The OP has stated his partner is not resident at the property with him so she cannot be held jointly liable for the council tax charge on the property under s6 or s9 of the LGFA 1992. If she had been resident she would have been jointly liable under s6 or s9 (except in the case of an odd situation under s9 but there's nothing to suggest that applies here). It looks like the council took all this in account and the liability order is correctly against the OP.

    The above being said, the specific enforcement of the liability order by the enforcement agents is actioned separately to the legislation which lead up to the granting of the order. As can be seen in this case TACE (and it's surrounding legislation) does not always sit easily or nicely with council tax legislation.

    A couple living separately may well have intertwined interest in goods sufficient to satisfy Schedule 12 but a look at each and every situation would be needed to make the determination of ownership.


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    I suppose the Q needs asking is if she WAS resident at the home in 2015?

    alan?

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