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  1. Thanks for the prompt reply ! Im not sure they have actually visited to enforce as yet - though I cannot be sure. In any case I have now paid the outstanding bill directly to the council (as I believe I am perfectly within my rights to do). When confirming with the council I have asked them to confirm I will have no further visits from the baliff. They said I should get in touch with them. As I previously mentioned (both on here and to the local council) having had to deal with this company before its not something I am keen to ever do again. (I would not have let matte
  2. just wondering if anyone can tell me what the position is RE liability when there are 2 names on the council tax bill. I only just discovered council tax has been unpaid for the whole year. The bills have been shall we say intercepted before I ever saw them. Likewise any letters from baliffs (the company is one i've had dealings with before - and I don't like them - the seem very underhand.. I digress). So, having finally been made aware of this i'm looking to pay the bill by end of next week. (I contacted the councill last friday about it and got them to send me a bill). Howeve
  3. Hi folks, Just wondering if anyone can tell me where I stand. I bought a projector from Amazon recently. When it arrived it turns out its no use as its ultra short throw. No use to replace the one I had so I returned it as "not useful for intended purpose" Refund process was easy to initiate - ive returned stuff before and had no problem. However in this case they wanted to collect the item using Hermes. Hermes collected the item next day. (Which was Thursday). So far so good. Come the following Tuesday ive heard nothing back to say its been received. I can see fro
  4. This still hasn't been resolved. Last but one mail from BG told me that my complaints had been resolved. I replied and explained they had not since they still had not acknowledged they have broken the direct debit rules. (IE not given me notice of a change in payment) since the bill amount was different to the amount taken and there were actually 3 payments taken not 1. (As well as the fact that the last mail from them prior to taking these 3 payments was they would contact me with a final bill). I've also asked them to explain why there was such a discrepancy. I provided meter reading
  5. If you can that would be excellent ! File attached. Thanks letter.pdf
  6. Further to this (a mere 2 months later) BG have finally attempted to explain what happened. Its around 3 pages worth of waffle as far as I can see. What it doesnt do is explain why it was OK to try and take almost £600 over the course of 3 days without proper notice. (Although it does attempt to explain WHY it was 3 separate payments). Neither does it explain why the account could need such a significant final balance (That is to say why given they were getting meter readings they didnt increase the monthly DD amount). At least I dont think it explains this. Its so long winded its untrue
  7. Ill check the local council site. (Im sure I already looked before but it was somewhat vague) Thanks
  8. Thanks for the reply ! i made the complaints via the british gas website. I dont have 2 years worth of blls and I believe its a paperless account. The DD amount was whatever they said it was going to be though. £589 is a significant discrepancy though. But regardless of that not actually telling me they would try and take it couple with the harassment from their debt collection dept are really only compounding my frustration. I dont know why its all been such a mess either - it all seemed quite straightforward to me - but it turns out not to have been !
  9. Im trying to find out who is responsible for maintain speed bumps - and what the position is regarding the maintenance of them. I know there are various rules about size etc - and this has I believe changed a number of times. But there are a number of bumps around where I live that are quite simply a joke. Some are made of block paving and tarmac, others are preformed things sunk into holes in the road and others are essentially formed lumps of tarmac. Many of these in a shocking state of disrepair and my car struggles with them even at like 10-15 MPH. Some have been very badly repai
  10. Hi folks, looking for any advice/info. Apologies in advance - this is all a bit long winded !! We switched suppliers from BG last year. Supplied meter readings when we did etc. We were paying BG by monthly direct debit. We switched November last year and the supplies were swooped around the 18th and 20 th Dec last year. (we were getting gas and electricity from them). Earlier this year I got a mail from BG saying we owed them £430. Next day another email saying we owe £260. Later that day another saying £589. I contacted them via email/message and asked what was goin
  11. Well I did that. I wrote and said 'this is a 20 year old debt, too old' etc and they appear to have totally ignore the letter. I was going to send another, enclose a copy of the first and send recorded.
  12. I got a letter from the DWP a month or so back asking me for £201 they say I owe them. I replied asking them for what since ive not been unemployed for many years and they say is for some debt from 1995 or something - I might have the exact year wrong here but its from a loooong time ago. I write back and said under the limitation action 1980 Section 5 “an action founded on simple contract shall not be brought after the expiration of six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.”. They have essentially ignored this and then sent another letter telling me they are wr
  13. Hi all, Ive posted before regarding baliffs and following advice on here managed to send the baliff packing with his insane demands (Yay!) However, im having another problem with council tax. Been paying my council tax, until around 2 months ago, when due to an oversight it was neglected 2 months in a row. First I heard of this was a letter from the council talking about confirmation of an arrangement that has been made. So I rang the council and said 'whats all this about an arrangment - I know nothing of this' I was told on the phone that this as a result of the 2 mi
  14. Hi foiks, I have a query about the collection of direct debits and wether or not what nat-west have started doing is allowed. It is my intention to write to them about it as I am not happy all, but hopefully someone on here can let me know if what they are doing is common, and allowable. Basically this month, and last, Nat have taken it upon themselves to remove money from my account for forthcoming DD payments. So today for example they have removed around £350 from my account for direct debits that are due to be collected on Monday. They did something similar last month I was
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