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  1. even without a breakdown of charges you can see you have been overcharged (what they have charged you will be on breakdown you receive) however at this stage of enforcement the most you bailiff fees can be 1st visit £24,50 2nd visit £18 levy fee £47 (on debt of £750) walking possession fee £12 (if the walking possession is signed ) total bailiffs at this stage of enforcement can be no more than £101.50
  2. do they have a levy on your goods they wont be happy and will attempt enforcement and want you to pay in full you should get in touch with your council don't let them fob you off its their debt and they can instruct the bailiffs to accept your payment a week late without charging you an attendance to remove fee (if they have a levy on your goods) If your council wont play ball get in touch with your councillor and MP
  3. do you own a car /vehicle that the bailiff could levy If /when the bailiff turns up don't answer the door keep it locked ask to see his certificate ask him to show you it through the letterbox if he refuses try and get a photo of him through the window said it before and I will say it again for a bailiff firm with 48 certificated bailiffs and 150 local authority's using them (im sure not all use them for council tax and PCN recovery ) they sure do get around
  4. has the bailiff been in your home to levy goods (if yes list the goods and fees charged) another council that's happy to try and pass the buck its everything to with council its their debt and always will be pay the council direct (use there on-line payment facility ) an amount you can afford try making you payments consistent the same amount on the same day of the week/month
  5. Certificated bailiff are governed by the Distress for rent rules 1988 (Amended)1999 as far as I can see this includes the forms they must use when levying distress (Form7) walking possession (form 8) Removal expense's (Form9) AM I correct so far ? The council tax (administration and enforcement) regulations 1992 allow for © one attendance with a vehicle with a view to the removing goods (where following the levy goods are not removed) My Question is about the Removal expenses on the form 9 it states The cost of removing/attending to remove (delete as appropriate)Goods on............. for the purpose of sale /safe keeping is calculated as follows To me this infers that when the bailiff turns up to remove goods under © Charges connected with distress of the council tax administration and enforcement regulations he should leave a form 9 and not a letter saying he has been to remove goods What if anything am I missing here or am I reading the form wrong ? Does this Form not apply in these circumstances ? If this form is only used when goods are actually removed why does it say The cost of removing/attending to remove (delete as appropriate)? Has the wording on the form been amended/changed at any time if yes when and by who? Its not a paper exercise and when a bailiff turns up with intentions of removing goods whether goods are removed or not (Furniture as an example) he should arrive in vehicle fit for purpose I would also assume that the attendance to remove fee will include the costs of a porter again because he is there to remove goods and one man/woman cant remove big items himself So why it that the Form 9 is never used in these circumstances:???:
  6. nothing unlawful no blue lights I didn't want all the work outlawla had done regarding his freedom of information requests going to waste so I went see a very nice man (local councillor ) i loaded his Gun and we/he will be firing the bullet's over the next few months
  7. Had a lousy day yesterday nothing to smile about Had a good day today put a smile back on my face but had me laughing till tears were rolling down my face if your not Scottish you may not understand it TAE A FART - Oh whit a sleekit horrible beastie Lurks in yer belly efter the feastie Jist as ye sit doon among yer kin There sterts tae stir an enormous win' The neeps 'n' tatties 'n' mushy peas Stert workin' like a gentle breeze But soon the puddin' wi' the sauncie face Will hae ye blawin' a' ower the place Nae maiter whit the hell ye dae A'bodys gonnae hiv tae pay Even if ye try tae stifle It's like a bullet oot a rifle Hawd yer bum ticht tae the chair Tae try an' stop the leakin' air Shify yersel fae cheek tae cheek Prae tae God it disnae reek But aw yer efforts go assunder Oot it comes like a clap o' thunder Ricochets aroon the room Michty me a sonic boom God almichty it fairly reeks Hope a huvnae s**t ma breeks Tae the bog a better scurry Aw whit the hell, it's no ma worry A'body roon aboot me chokin Wan or twa are nearly bokin A'll feel better for a while Cannae help but raise a smile Wis him! A shout wi' accusin glower Alas too late, he's jist keeled ower Ye dirty bugger they shout and stare A dinnae feel welcome ony mair Where e'er ye be let yer wind gang free Sounds like jist the job fur me Whit a fuss at Rabbie's party Ower the sake o' wan wee farty.
  8. there you go have a read of this thread it explains what you have to do because you did not receive all statutory notices because you have moved address http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?165753-MAGISTRATE-COURT-FINES.-Template-of-a-Statutory-Declaration.(2-Viewing)-nbsp
  9. quite frankly I would fire an e-mail of to your MP and your local councilor What a sorry state of affairs Venerable Debtor Dear Sir, Quite frankly I am very disappoint with my local authority a Neighbour who speaks or understands very little English and cant read it came to me for help because Bailiffs had attended her property regarding council tax arrears'( related to her previous address im assuming its her previous address ) she didn't know about the arrears until 2 bailiffs turned up and her house not understanding what was going on she let them in they told her she had to pay this debt or go to prison I was concerned enough to tell my Neighbour to phone the council and tell them because of the language barrier and unemployed she should be classed as venerable and therefore its not appropriate to use bailiffs As I said I was very disappointed that my councils reply was to tell her to deal with swift bailiffs Is there any point in Having The National standards for enforcement agents all councils Bailiffs and bailiff firms agree to abide them then simply ignore them Was their any point in Eric Pickles bringing out The Guidance to local councils on the Good practice in collection of council tax arrears' nobody at my council seems to be paying any attention to it assuming that they have actually read it clearly she is vulnerable and I find it totally unacceptable that my local authority would rather leave this with bailiffs when they could have simply recalled the debt and deducted payments direct from her benefits Yours 
  10. Phone or e-mail the LGO and tell the you have been trying to make a formal complaint to your council regarding bailiff fees e.c.t.for approximately 3 weeks and they refuse to accept or deal with your complaint because you have not complained to the bailiff firm and they are passing all formal complaint letters addressed to the council over to the bailiff firm to deal will Tell them you initially tied to sort it out with the bailiff firm but they were unhelpful and obstructive hence the reason for the formal complaint to the council ask them what you should do next EDIT you may want to add that its the councils back office providers Liberata that are refusing you formal complaint and passing it over http://www.lgo.org.uk/
  11. Jacobs Certificated Bailiffs are a quality assured firm that provide a nationwide debt recovery service. Jacobs work for over 150 local authorities in the enforcement of unpaid debts. of course we don't know how many councils use them for council tax and parking tickets but for a bailiff firm that only has 48 certificated bailiffs they sure do get around Certificated Bailiff Register 48 items found, displaying 1 to 20
  12. RE your letter dated dear Sir, Please be advised I have no faith in your company or your enforcement's agent dealing with this matter 1) I did not at any time agree the payment schedule stated 2) Bailiff fees of £191.50 have already been added to this account this would indicate a levy has already been done I therefore don't understand why she would be calling again to levy goods 3) you have not provided with a breakdown of fees Due to the above and the fact that a formal complaint has been made to the local authority I will be dealing directly with your employer PLEASE HIDE YOUR CAR and keep your door locked (bailiffs drive by houses to see if they can get a reg no )
  13. the letter about the fees goes to the council with a copy to the bailiff firm do not let the council pass the buck http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?394368-Guidance-to-local-councils-on-good-practice-in-the-collection-of-Council-Tax-arrears Write an e-mail on her behalf(copy it to the bailiff firm) inform them she cant read of write English (I know they wont talk to you ) but you are informing them of a very venerable debtor you ask them to put everything in writing addressed to her inform them that the bailiff was in her home but did not levy goods that means he either thought there were not enough good to levy if this is the case then the bailiff should return the debt Nula Bona (no goods) or the bailiff is going to return the debt to the council as a venerable detour in all honesty the council should bring this debt back immediately once they are told of her situation and who knows what the bailiff will do they can deduct payments from her benefits its about £5 a week but make sure she is only paying for the period when she lived in property
  14. That letter looks stunning, thank you very much your very welcome I didn't write it we can thank tomtubby for that I just knew where to find it it goes back to court and either the dvla will drop the case or you go to court and defend yourself you will also get an income expenditure to fill in and the fine will reflect your circumstance's all bailiff fees will be removed as the bailiff is looking for £610 this should be Fine £310 bailiffs letter to say you have been fine pay up £85(I know you didn't get the letter they will say you did ) visit fee £210
  15. http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?165753-MAGISTRATE-COURT-FINES.-Template-of-a-Statutory-Declaration.(2-Viewing)-nbsp this is what you need to do as you did not get the summons or the further steps notice
  16. With reference to the above account, Can you please provide me with a breakdown of the charges. This includes: a - the time & date of any bailiff action that incurred a Fee. b - the reason for the fee. c - the name(s) of the bailiff(s) that attended on each occasion a Fee was charged. d - the name(s) of the Court(s) the Bailiff(s) was/were certificated at. e - the date of the Certification. f - if a fee for levy has been added please supply details of what was the was on. This is not a SAR under the Data Protection Act S7 1998 so does not incur a fee of £10. You are obliged to provide this information. I require this information within 14 days. you can change f to on (date ) 2 bailiffs attended my home and levied on goods please provide the name of both bailiffs the date of certification and the court of certification for both establish from the Council how much was owing etc You need to speak to someone at the Council and ask the following questions: 1 - how many Liability Orders they have against you 2 - the dates they were obtained 3 - the addresses they were for 4 - the period of time each covers 5 - how much each one was for 6 - how much is still outstanding 7 - the dates they were passed on for enforcement 8 - the dates & amounts of any payments http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/courts/bailiffs-enforcement-officers/national-standards-enforcement-agents.pdf read it all but page 9 deals with Vulnerable situations Those who might be potentially vulnerable include:  the elderly;  people with a disability;  the seriously ill;  the recently bereaved;  single parent families;  pregnant women;  unemployed people; and,  those who have obvious difficulty in understanding, speaking or reading English.
  17. im afraid council tax is joint debt they can go after one or both of them unfortunately now they have her they wont go after him what goods and fees did they put on the notice of seizure they left her (including the outstanding balance due to the council) as she is on benefits and doesn't understand English the bailiff should have referred the debt back to the council she need to find out the liable period they are chasing her for just in case their is a sum not due (perhaps after she moved out ) and she needs to find out the name of both the bailiffs will go and find some stuff for you to use
  18. Enquiries@Bromley.CountyCourt.gsi.gov.uk E-mail the court they may have missed him out when they sent the information you are asking if he has renewed or applied to renew his certificated ask them to provide details If he has applied to renew his certificated what date did he do this ? if he is certificated the date of certification name of employer if any ? I was reading over your thread and I thought I had posted this (obviously not ) for future ref if needed your post 17 Thank you for your email, I can confirm that we are able to provide this information, however as your account is still out with Mr G*****. I can see from the notes on your account that you are dealing with the council and refused Mr G***** access to your property. As Mr G***** is still dealing with your account we are unable to intervene in the office and would not want to wrongly advise you of any recent information added to your account. Please contact Mr G***** directly on 07********* to discuss your account and the charges applied. Regards Chandlers Limited http://www.chandlers-bailiffs.co.uk/how_bailiffs_work.htm click on how we do it and read how proud they are of real time response (I wonder why they couldn't give you real time information ) As a bailiff makes a call, any notes or information inputted on to their handheld computer is automatically downloaded by GPRS onto our database at our head office. This can be seen immediately by our office staff and can also be viewed by our clients via our Client Web which we provide free of charge. This provides the most up-to-date information to hand and also helps our clients in knowing if a customer is trying to contact them instead of the bailiff that has prompted the contact. Any fees and charges added to an account are also shown in Real Time, which brings the transparency that we hope to gain by being open and honest in our approach when dealing with clients and customers. Our Real Time system gives our clients more than just access to view our database. They can change balances, add notes, make amendments and put accounts on hold. This is all done by logging on to our system via our Client Web with their own unique username and password. In addition, this feature will then send an update to the handheld computer of any bailiff who may be dealing with that particular account at the time. This system will help reduce unnecessary time and cost through faxing and phoning, helping in the constant need for change and contribute towards best value targets.
  19. Why if he has nothing to hide he should be happy to provide you with his information
  20. txt Mr G and ask him when he was certificated and at what court ask him for his certificate ID no e-mail head of revenues and ask him confirm the certificate details for their Bailiff Mr G
  21. I to have followed this from the start didn't want to post before because I don't like to while help is being given good luck
  22. as incompetent as ever(sending you a PM) let me know the next time your here and I will meet you for a coffee in your lunch break
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