Not sure where to start with this one, but
i have 2 outstanding Liability order for council tax from 10 years ago (when i was 18 years old).
I was only aware these orders even existed until earlier this year when
i received a letter from Said Council saying they had traced me to the address where i was living at the time
and had been for 8years.....
I contacted the council asking for a the amounts, legal costs & period in which they had been charged for,
They sent me this in writing in May of this year.
As i was a single parent at the time on benefits
i would have been in receipt of full HB & CTB at the time so the fact that i owe them any CT is beyond me...
Money's were being deducted out of my Income support THIS year to pay towards this oustanding debt,
but as i am now Working and NOT on benefits that money is no longer being deducted
and they received the last payment from me on the 14/10/13 of just over £14,
I have just within the last few days had 2 Letters from Equita bailiffs,
stating i will someone to come out to levy good to recoup the debt,
contacted them first thing Monday morning
AND STUPIDLY i have now made arrangements with them to pay monthly only after 3 phone calls to them.
I have now made some investigations with the Council as to when the CTB wasnt paid,
the reasons why, the dates the liability orders were made,
When & Where they were Sent to,
they Date it was past on to DCA etc as was adviced by the CAB,
I have asked the Council to take the debt back but they refused,
And considering that the last payment they recived from me was the 14/10/13
they had already past the debt onto equita on the 10/10/13.
I am at a loss with Equita as they threatened to have a baliff come to my house
even tho i was calling them to set up payment arrangements within 2 days of recieveig their letters,
Thes first call telling me i had to make an initial payment of £50 before they would set up monthly payment,
the second call telling me if i didnt pay £90 over the phone NOW by card then i would have baliff at my door, and
the 3rd call letting me pay £40 (which i had to borrow) before setting up monthly payments,
the council have told me that they sent me notice to pass on to DCA back in May,
but they had been getting payment from until a month ago...
I am now scared out of my witts that i will still get baliffs at my door
even tho i have made initial payments as i was told by Equita that they would just add a Levy fee
to my account anyway without the baliff coming
And to clarify these Liability orders Add up to £309
and where made just days before i moved out of the property,
and 6 months after sending them to address i never even lived....