I'm really stressed out!
My parents phoned me this evening to say that they had a bailiff on their doorstep yesterday trying to enforce some debt from back in 2002 when I lived at an address in Liverpool.
My parents said that I had not lived at their address since 1999and refused to give him my forwarding address.
Mum gave me the bailiffs number to call and so I did.
He said that the debt was with regard to unpaid council tax from 2002, and that he was not from a debt collection agency, he was a High Court Bailiff. When I asked him what dates specifically it related to he didn't know, but he said that I owe a total of £1189.
I at no point admitted any liability, but asked what the terms were for repayment. He said that there were no terms - it was a payment of all of it or removal of goods. I said that this was ridiculous and that he must be able to offer some from of breakdown of payments but he said no.
I refused to give him my new address and said that I was going to try and get proof that I didn't owe it. He said that was fine but that if he found my address in the mean time he would come and repossess my stuff.
I'm terrified! I have a 2 year old son and I have no money to spare...
Can this come under the Statute Barred thing or not because its a court bailiff and ruling?
Help urgently required