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  1. I have left my out of date tax disc on but TBH have not parked anywhere where it might have been a problem,
  2. I would appeal ANY decision you are unhappy with. Lest make it difficult for them
  3. I have recently had a home visit from Capita (having been through ATOS and failed a few years ago:x) and was asked to touch my toes from a seated position and asked if i could stand up. I said NO and pointed out that their letter states "you will not be asked to do anything which will cause you pain or discomfort" 'Nice' lady accepted it as the answer she was looking for. I know that until the DM has made the decision it means nothing but still hopeful.
  4. In my opinion if you do not watch or record LIVE TV then you do not need a licence. I have a TV plus an ipad but DO NOT watch or record live TV and defy them, even invite them, to take me to court. Frankly I am disappointed as I have not received my May or June visit which I am sure I enjoy far more than they do. GKTP Innocent until PROVEN guilty
  5. Then it is important that your friend is informed of the situation. Despite it being your tenancy agreement etc he is the named defendant. I believe that this could be useful as, if he was temporarily visiting how would he be aware that you had no TV licence. Who knows perhaps he was bored and trying the TV out unaware that it has no aerial? If I were to visit and put the TV on while you were out a) How would I know whether or not you have a licence b) Maybe his own licence from his own house covers him? (I don't know about this but surely he can't watch live TV in two permises at the same time) and c why should you be penalised for my guilt. I note earlier in the thread that you are entitled to all the TVLA evidence so can they identify who they saw, who gave them permission to enter - assuming they did, and if not what evidence do they have? GK As it is in his name I feel sure that he must defend himself
  6. In my opinion it depends on to whom it is addressed. I regularly receive TVLA letters addressed to the legal occupier but choose to ignore them. The essentials are who it is addressed to and who it is from. If it addressed to a named individual it is there problem. I do not believe that they can just summons a random person in the house. Surely if it is from the magistrates court it must name someone. Note I have no legal training and my comments are worth only what you have paid for them. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly
  7. Surely if it is not addressed to you then you have not been summonsed.
  8. I so wish they would take me to court as I have no license and do not watch or record live TV. Despite this I have numerous letters and 3 visits! I am sick of being harassed.
  9. Hi I am sorry but I am sure that Bazookaboo is somewhat in error. I worked in the past for a similar organization to P2C and regularly obtained warrants of entry and went on to disconnect supplies or 'force fit' prepayment meters. While I am on we did not 'kick down or damage doors' to gain entry and rarely changed locks. I can see that some people have trouble paying their accounts however if they offer a payment which is lower than their consumption it is unlikely to be accepted. On the more positive note attending court on the date of application for the warrant more often than not results in a deferral and negotiation.
  10. I apologise if I have made you nervous. That was certainly no t my intention. I was a mortgage counsellor for a number of high street banks and building societies and I was trying to say that you have very little to worry about. I wanted though to ensure that I did not say for definite that everything was OK as, in the world of finance, anything can happen. Should a clerk have had too good a weekend or a bad weekend they are not guaranteed to act rationally. Hopefully a judge would - I thinks there is an absolutely minimal chance of it going to court BUT should you get grief from them, or have further future difficulties please remember that the option of going to court is yours too. I am currently being pursued by some debt collection company who are trying to bully me into paying more than I am willing to and my sole response is. Please do not call me or write to me unless it is on a form N1 - let a District Judge decide! Needless to say they are bluffing and refuse the challenge. Once again, apologies, if I was not/ am not clear. GKTP
  11. I reiterate my comment above. Whatever happens it is the court that decides. I am sure that you have little to worry about GKTP
  12. No it is not getting Barclays to a agree. It is getting the court to agree Barclays are NOT the decision maker here. GKTP Ex mortgage counsellor
  13. As an ex- bailiff I would suggest that, if you can identify him, you make a complaint to the court who issued his certificate. I am sure that you might like a bailiff if it was your money he was successful in collecting. GKTP
  14. In my opinion there is probably more than hope. It is essential that you go to the court and get in front of a judge. I have been on a couple of occasions where the person losing their house had been far more remiss than you. Tell the judge your story and show evidence that you were ill and can now afford to pay and they will, more often than not, delay the execution of the warrant for 56 days in rder for you to prove that payments will be made. Obviously this cannot be guaranteed - depends on the judges mood but they really do not like people losing their homes. I hope that this helps GKTP
  15. If you have ever received payments and have details of the debtors bank account and know when it is likely to have some money in you could try a garnishee order. It is, I understand, a very powerful, elegant and little used tactic. GKTP
  16. I am amused to inform you that I recently had a visit from TV licensing. I answered a knock at the door and was asked "Are you Mr TurnedPoacher?" To which I replied "and who the fig (close) are you?" This small scruffy individual then whipped out a card identifying himself as being on behalf of TVL. My response was to say that I really pleased to see him and that I had been waiting for his visit for two and a half years. "Why do you keep harassing me? How come you send letters out which say I can check to see if I am on the NO TV list and then have to wait for a letter reply? You have a computer use it! Why do you write to say that you will not bother me for the next 2 years and then send me a letter 2 weeks later? Why do you keep threatening to send a numptie round to visit me when you have been advised that you will NEVER be given access?" He became less flustered and more business like and then said "Do you have a TV?" I replied "yes" He said "You do not have a licence" I said "Agreed!" He said "Why not?" getting out his notebook licking his pencil stub. I said "Because I do not need one, Your web site, not some blokes around the corner or anarchistsRus, but YOUR official site says that I don't need one as I do not use my TV for watching TV as it is broadcast or recording TV as it is broadcast!" He said "That's correct. Do you mind if I come in to check?" I said "No", and as he made a move to enter completed the sentence by saying "as long as you are able to knit fog or plait jam!" whereupon he stayed where he was. He then threatened that he would have to pass it back to the office! So here we are a week or so along waiting to see what will happen. GKTP Just so that we can be clear about this. I do have a TV I do NOT watch TV as it is broadcast, or close to. If there is something I would like to watch I wait for at least 24 hours before downloading/watching catch up. I have no real objection to the licensing system - if you wish to enroll in it then pay your dues. I do hate bullies who try to 'invent' law and intimidate people.
  17. I am really concerned about what appears to be a misunderstanding here. A visit to the TV licensing site states quite clearly that a licence is required if one 'receives TV signals as they are broadcast' (or words to that effect as ICBA to look it up again. I received my standard threatening letter, adressed to the new occupier and replied at length advising the 'authorities' that. 1, I have a TV but use it as a computer monitor. 2, My TV/Monitor is capable of receiving a signal. 3, I do not, will not and have not used it to watch TV as it is broadcast. 4, That I will not permit anyone to enter my property without obtaining a warrant and that to get a warrant they would have to advise me under the Human Rights Act and that I would defend most vigorously my right to privacy. I then received a reply which stated they would send someone anyway as 1 in 4 of the people who claim not to need a licence in fact do need one. I ignored this letter as I did not want to enter a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent. Curiously the TVLA visited my area last week while I was at home, called on my neighbours about their licence but completely ignored me. I am more than happy for them to waste their resources as, at the end of the day, I am innocent as I do not, have not and will not watch contemporaneous TV until April 16th 2025 - as I understand I may have a free licence then!
  18. Hi Keefy, and I thought I had problems!!! You have my sympathy GK
  19. Hi Coactum, I have not been employed by any credit card, mortgage company, bank or utilities company direct. I was always a self-employed field agent and was the man at the front edge who knocked on the doors and requested payment/return of the credit card or advised on mortgage arrears or lastly tried to get you to sort out your utility bills before going to court obtaining warrants and severing connections. It is a while since I was anything to do with CCs and loans so I am unsure of the current situation however, I still stand by the maxim that IF they could go to court and get a judgement then they should do so. Basically I say to all my creditors Bring It ON and let the judge decide GK
  20. Absolutely superb reply your scales should be dinged like crazy GK
  21. I may have exaggerated slightly as I was a good guy and in honesty I never took a single one But I could have done if I wanted too!! Why do you think I am no longer employed in that capacity? I will reveal the horrors at Cagmeet - assuming I get there GK
  22. I feel it only right that I must confess here that I WAS a doorstep collector so don't worry let them take your doorstep and I am sure that I will have a suitable replacement in my collection. In my case I am disappointed that no one has turned up - being Billy No Mates I look forward to the chat GK
  23. I do see your point Vint and I am thinking it might be a good idea if we could get EVERYONE with a Crap One agreement or not to write in the next month to Crap One. Why you may ask? Well Christmas is coming and I could do with a nice few weeks temporary work up till then - get the pressies sorted and the Christmas Cheer, allow me to go to Cagmeet and cause mayhem. As I live within walking distance of their ofices and have considerable debt experience (not only as a consumer lol, I consider myself to be an ideal candidate. Oh Nearly forgotI also have a degree in colouring and bullships from primary scholl. Spelling not too hot though. GK
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