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  1. Hi Nicholas I know exactly the situation you're in as I've been there myself. It is a truly terrifying experience to have these thugs turn up on your doorstep. Especially if said thugs totally misrepresent their powers, which is what is happening with the Equita bailiff. If they have never entered your home and you have never signed a Walking Possession Agreement (you didn't sign anything did you?) then they are totally out of order in saying they can force entry to your home and take what they want. Do not, ever, allow a bailiff into your home. Avoid even talking to them. Youmay be leg
  2. Thank you all for your support and advice. I'll keep you updated as to what happens next. No bailiffs have shown up so far, despite their threat to come with a van in 24 hours. Can't help thinking that this is all so unnecessary...terrorising people for a few quid.
  3. Hi Hallowitch I've had a response to my complaint but not to the letter you helped me with. THe Head of Revenues from the council rang me at home and asked "couldn't we sort this out on the phone instead of writing back and fore?"..I responded that although I was happy to talk I still require a WRITTEN response.
  4. Hi dx, are you absolutely certain the levy/WPA is invalid at the new address?? I questioned this with the Head of Revenues & Collection at council and he said the address is "irrelevant" (really seems to like that word!) as my hubby signed the WPA it's "valid at any address where we reside"..now this sounds like another load of old you-know-what to me. Not only do the bailiffs misrepresent their powers but the council are at it as well/
  5. Hey Hallowitch, No the Head of Revenues skirted that issue...kept changing the subject when I brought it up.
  6. I should also point out that this same person accepted an offer of payment to be made weekly direct to the council using online banking and yet I STILL received the bailiffs letter threatening to remove goods tomorrow!
  7. Hello All My OH signed a WPA in August 2008 at our previous address. The bailiff didn't gain entry and levied on a hired car in the driveway. Nothing other than the car was levied. I have made a complaint to the council as the bailiff has been threatening to come and force entry using a locksmith. The head of revenues/collections at the council spoke to me and said the fact that a hired car was levied is "irrelevant" and that the WPA is valid because my OH signed it! Hallowitch has helped me a lot and I thought I knew my rights after all the reading I've done on this site and the help the
  8. ?? What are "tatties poached eggs"?? Tatties is just another word for spuds/potatoes in Scotland, where I lived for many years. Chips are made from tatties too! lol Do you perhaps think that tatties means mashed potatoes?? This is so off topic it's ridiculous but it's keeping my mind occupied at least! lol
  9. Hallowitch, thank you so much for your help. It really is appreciated. I tweaked the letter you put together and have emailed and posted it this afternoon and will let you know the outcome.
  10. Aaargh, PLEASE stop going on about bacon!!! lol...I can smell it now and there isn't even any bacon cooking! I do, occasionally, (I know this sounds gross but plenty of my veggie pals do it too) have a smokey bacon flavoured crisp butty...just to stave the cravings. It's not quite the same though. The fake bacon you get in the supermarkets tatstes just the same as the crisps. Now enough...I'm really getting off topic now!! hehe
  11. LOL..thanks for that Jimmy, you made me smile, which is an unusual occurrence these days I'm with you on that one with regard to eating nothing with eyes except tatties!!.
  12. Treat us like human beings? Now there would be a novel experience. My hubby has his appointment with the specialist at 5.30pm Thursday this week. We'll find out if the cancer is back. It's all I can think about at the moment. Wish us luck. Thank you for all your support, I think I'd have gone loopy (my hubby would say I already am) without this site and the great advice. E
  13. HiJimmy Thanks for your support. I have indeed thought about going to MP, press etc. I'm not particularly keen on the idea of having my affairs in the public domain and this is what has stopped me so far. BUT, I hear of this happening more and more and I do believe if no-one speaks out against such unjust and bullying behaviour then this will be seen as acceptance of it. And that can't happen. The hot potato may be about to land.
  14. Hi Hallowitch and thank goodness you're here!! I know and you know that we are classed as vulnerable but the Council are not interested. And yes, I wondered at why they would try to get us to sign a further WPO in Niovember if they already had a valid one. The previous one was signed AUgust 2008. Over 16 months ago, even had it been valid in the first place, isn't it out of date now? I read somewhere it's invalid after 6 months. Do you know the answer to this? Any suggestions on how to escalate this issue?? I wrote to the Chief Executive ...how much higher do I have to go!
  15. Hi Fluffy Bunny No, they gave no info on how to appeal or escalate it. Just ended the letter asking me to ring them to arrange payment of this year's CT. We are on benefits and claim Housing and CT Benefit so I don't know why they are demanding this. Obviously made a mistake.. was going to ring the woman who wrote the letter today but thought I'd get some moral support on here instead
  16. Dear All I posted a thread about a bailiff from Rossendales on 2 Nov 2009 after he visited our home. I'd insert a link to the thread but afraid I don't know how. We've had an ongoing dispute with the bailiffs and the council now going back to the end of 2008 when we lived at our old address. Some may remember (esp Hallowitch, H Contrails TomTubby who helped a great deal) that my OH signed a WPO at the old address in Sept 2008 (in my absence) under duress, he was told this was an "Instalment Plan" by said bailiff, his first language is Dutch. He had no clue what he was signing. The b
  17. We definitely need to do something about this company "Rossendales", I doubt the councils employing them are even aware of what decidedly dodgy and underhand methods they use. It is a total waste of resources to employ these "people". As someone else said here, Jimbo I think, they are preying on people who are in dire circumstances, financially and to place this added pressure is disgusting. What is this? Feudal Britain!
  18. This is incredible..the courts MUST be aware of this when they issue certificates! This is so corrupt.
  19. Hi there, I too have had terrible problems with Rossendales and have filed a formal complaint with Cornwall Council. He tried to charge me £110 for a "van visit". He was also aggressive and threatened my partner, who was simply asking him to leave our property ... he said he'd "thwack him one if he didn't move!" Nice. The bailiff in question has had his certificate revoked but reapplied using a different spelling of both forename and surname in order to get a new certificate. This info was given to me by the CAB. He threatened to break into our house by getting a locksmith, complete nonsense
  20. Hi Mr W, Remember my thread last week regarding Rossendales and the infamous Mr Curnow? Well, I was speaking to CAB today and they have discovered that this chap DID have his certificate revoked due to his misrepresentatrion of what he has authority to do (and not to do) BUT, he reapplied using a different spelling, i.e S Curnow instead of his actual name which is S kernow. So, he's fraudulently obtained a new certificate! He also charges folk £110 for a "van fee" which goes in his pocked. He's well known down here in Cornwall. Thought you'd be interested. (I've put all this in a letter to C
  21. Hi Combathamster, I'm in a very similar position as the council seem to accept NO responsibilty for their employees, i.e. the bailiff's, actions. I'll be very interested to see if anyone can come along and help with this one. Good luck with this one Eliza
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