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  1. Good afternoon all, I was employed as a contractor with a small company. They advanced me my fee in advance of work carried out and then cancelled the contract and asked me to pay back the advance. I had already used the money for urgent matters but undertook to repay them asap. They gave me a piece of paper with a date to pay back by which I agreed to as at the time I felt this would be enough time. Unfortunately things did not improve for me and despite my communicated intention to pay the debt back they have not accepted my situation and are going to take action to retrieve the money. Unfortunately I am currently of no fixed abode and staying with friends. I cannot give the address as this is obviously not my registered address . They are now threatening to send legal papers to the net of kin I gave on my initial contract. I have given my undertaking to pay back and have been in conversation on email but they are using this as leverage to get me to pay. Are they able to do this legally or can I advise them that this is not acceptable? Thanks very much in advance GIB
  2. Hi all, I had a visit from a Marstons agent third week in April who left a note telling me I owed £459.11 on my council tax...I replied on my return home to tell them that I was in arrears by one month and their figure was wrong and that the balance would be payed at the end of April...which it was...today on 12th May I received a reply.... Thank you for your email, We have noted the account XXXXXXX with the information you have provided. Fine amount when issued to Marston: £149.11 Outstanding balance at present: £459.11 Debt and Fees: £459.11 Compliance Fee: £75 Enforcement fee: £235 Payments: £0 Our £75.00 Compliance fee is part of the Tribunal Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 under the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014. The Compliance fee is payable prior to the debt. The Enforcement fee of £235.00 is applied to the account when an Enforcement Agent attends the address we have on the account. DO I have any recourse to this blatant profiteering? I received no letter from them in advance of their visit. Thanks very much in advance GIB
  3. Thankyou Mariner51..sorry for delay in replying...been a bit manic trying to sort this out....i have more information now..No section 21 has been issued as yet and they are now in an SPT..a while ago the rent payment date was changed on our request to 9th December (with the extra week paid at the time) . The LL wants her to sign a new lease today and agree to pay the rent buffer and January's rent on 9th...this is not feasible although I can pay the months rent on 9th December...Currently the LL agent say he will not accept a rolling tenancy. I will try again to make him understand that it must be better for him to take the monthly rent even if he issues a section 21...if he still refuses do we withhold any rent during this period when he looks to evict? Im at my wits end as to what to do next! Thanks again to all for your advice to date GIB
  4. Thanks again Martin...as per your recommendation I was really keen to hear from mariner51 if he's available? Cheers...GIB
  5. Good morning all, My ex and my three school age children are coming to the end of their rental lease on December 1 and want to stay in the property. I provide maintenance and she is on benefits including housing benefits although according to her these have been cut some months ago.(she has been on housing benefit for the last 18 months)...She made an arrangement with the landlords agents to pay a three month 'buffer' when she moved into the property 18 months ago...Unfortunately my income dried up three months ago and the buffer has been used over the those three months and the landlord will not issue a new lease unless we pay the buffer back up to three months. I have just received a job offer starting in January which will clear all of this up and allow us to move forward and smooth out all of the issues. I need to buy some time in the house while this is sorted and so my questions are.... What is the position of my ex and kids staying in the house beyond 1st December bearing in mind that there are no arrears and I have future earnings coming to pay the rent? Can housing benefit be cut just like that? (my relations/communications with the ex are strained to say the least and I can't be sure of what she's telling me) Thanks in advance for any advice you may have for me. GIB
  6. Just want to thank you all for your sage advice.... I contacted the EA and pointed out they may have made a teensy error in accounting quoting the material you provided and funnily enough he came back, apologised and said they must have made a mistake! The bill has now magically reduced by 50% With regard to the change of address... they didn't know my new address as I had had cut contact with the club some months before I moved and before any action was taken so I'm not sure how I stand on setting aside but I'm certainly up for the challenge! Not that I feel qualified to give others advice on here but I have been battling with debt issues for a number of years and I do find that while a lot of the practitioners are awful in so many ways others literally just doing their job it's important to face them and to try not to be rattled. .I was not armed with the facts this morning before coming on here but once i was it unlocked everything and that is the true wonder of the experts here on the forum. I will be donating to the site as a result of the huge help you've been and long may you help the intimidated and vulnerable so they in turn can help others. Thank you very very much indeed!
  7. Hi Plodderton thank you for your message, much appreciated They went to court without notifying me and the first I heard was when I saw the original judgement that had been served to a previous address...
  8. thank you dodgeball..nuch appreciated..so i should question the fee and get them to reduce before paying anything?..its gone up 1400 since yesterday! how best to do that? do i call the EA? thanks again thank you BA...how do i get the broken down fee? call the EA?
  9. I know I feel like such an idiot..I guess Im just so overwhelmed with everything at the minute it slipped through. I dont have a vehicle so no problem there. They didn't leave me anything with regard to fee breakdown. Thank you so much for your reply..much appreciated
  10. Please forgive me if I'm going over old ground and the info I seek is already out there but I'm very distressed and up against time. I have an outstanding debt to a private members club which despite my disputing the charges ( i cancelled the membership when i hit hard times) has apparently gone to court I received a NOTICE OF ENFORCEMENT a couple of weeks ago for the sum of #1200 approx from CES.. ..asking me to pay or make an arrangement by 21st July I am used to being sent intimidation letters by DCA's and I took no notice this morning 22nd July two CES enforcement people turned up at my door demanding nearly 2700 pounds that apparently includes further costs as its gone to high court.. ..to be honest they took me by surprise at 6.30 this morning and I was going to pay but haven't got this sum available.. .Ive told them I will look to sort it today to buy time now I dont know what to do to avoid what they say is next which is a warrant for my arrest as well as removing goods (which I know they are not entitled to do if my small knowledge serves me right. HELP! Do I try to make an arrangement with the company? What about these exorbitant extra costs? Any help very gratefully received as Im at my wits end! Thank you
  11. Thanks very much for your reply Ganymede - you're right of course although I meant from the council really. best GIB
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