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  1. I parked at Nene Park, Peterborough on Friday 1st June 2018 for 50 minutes. My daughter met me and parked up as well. We paid cash for both cars at the same machine. We both received a parking charge notice on 18th June dated the 14th June. After several letters and emails, we have now received a Take Formal Notice letter from Equita stating that the matter has now been passed to Equita Ltd with instructions to recover the outstanding sum of £110.00. In my very first e-mail on the 18th June, I wrote I have today received a letter from yourselves. They are obviously ignoring this information. The amount due keeps going up. 04/12/18 Take formal notice threatening that non payment could lead to legal action through the county court. 21/12/18 Take Formal Notice letter. Quoting Supreme Court decision parkingeye v Beavis (2015). Do I continue to ignore these letters? Interestingly Nene Park Trust are of no help. However, Park with ease no longer operate the car parking at Nene Park. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi All, My first post - please be gentle this is a very stressful and difficult time! Back in Feb I received a PCN from Manchester CC. I can't recall why I was even in Manchester or anything about the circumstances. I was pregnant at the time and unfortunately lost my baby in April. From there everything went to pot. I couldn't cope with day-to-day life, I left my job and things that should have been sorted just, well, weren't. Fast forward a few months and I received a letter from Equita stating that they had a court warrant to deal with this. Having had nothing from the court myself, I wrote back asking for a certified copy. Nothing materialised and I forgot all about the matter - still not quite back to myself in terms of organisation! Last Tuesday a bailiff from Equita attended my property. I explained the situation to him but he clamped my car giving me one week to sort something out. I offered a payment plan but this was refused. I was NOT given a Notice of Immobilisation nor was one placed on the car. I did NOT sign a Controlled Goods Agreement. The only paperwork left for me was a notice which would have been posted if I had not been in (informing me they had been and would return on X time etc.) I emailed Equita that day again requesting copies of the warrant and a copy of the Notice of Enforcement giving me 7 days notice of attendance. On Thursday I received a letter from Equita, a Notice of Intention, which stated it may still be possible to make a payment plan. It was dated the Monday, one day prior to the bailiff turning up. I called Equita and the chap was extremely rude and talked over me constantly. He said the letter said 'may be possible' and that it was not possible. I argued it was unfair to send a letter out on one day then send a bailiff before I had chance to even receive it, let alone respond. I also received another letter on Tuesday this week stating they enclosed copies of what I asked for - but with nothing enclosed. I am currently 14 weeks pregnant and have been quite poorly over the last week with a severe chest infection. Today I contacted the National Debt Helpline and they helped me to draft a vulnerability letter which I have emailed to the bailiffs and Manchester Council. I called the council to let them know the situation. The lady was lovely and asked me to phone the TEC to make an appeal (which I have done and sent after speaking with them and explaining the situation). In my letter to the bailiff by email I put them on notice that I have appealed to the TEC. Should they now remove the clamp whilst this is going on? Without a Notice of Immobilisation or CGA is the clamp there legally? I would appreciate any advice! TIA
  3. 1 Date of the infringement.( 05/07/18 ) 2 Date on the NTK [24/07/18] 3 Date received ( 27/07/18 ) 4 Does the NTK mention schedule 4 of The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012? [no] 5 Is there any photographic evidence of the event? ( no ) 6 Have you appealed? {no] 7 Who is the parking company? ( Park with Ease ) 8. Where exactly [Whitlingham Country Park, Norwich, Norfolk ] For either option, does it say which appeals body they operate under. IPC A member of my family who is foreign, drove into Whitlingham Country Park in Norfolk stopped for 20 minutes to see what boating facilities there were then left, my family member drove out through the entrance by mistake, we are now incurring charges and threatening court letters. Any advice would be gratefully received
  4. Hello all, Today, I walked out to my car sitting outside my address, to find this rather unwelcoming sticker slapped on my window. Before any questions are asked, I have absolutely no idea what/where/how this 'warrant' has landed on my lap... but I have recently moved address. I immediately rang the quoted number for equita, and spoke to two very unhelpful ladies. I explained (honestly) to the operator that I have no idea why this sticker has been stuck on my window. I asked for a full explanation of what the debt is, how it was obtained and more importantly how much. The operator asked me to confirm my address, to which I obliged, however.. inevitably this address did not match the one on their system. In fact, the address they hold on the system is 5 years old!!! The operator explained the reason for debt, stating; You stopped in a bus bay - £188 You parked in a residential area without displaying a permit - £188 Now, this is the bit I need some advice on; I explained to the operator that I have not received ANY letters/PCNs or enforcement documentation to my address or previous address about the debt in question. I explained that I am not disputing the debt, however I am not willing to pay them until I have seen official documentation from the source (council) including dates/pictures etc. For all I know, I could be paying a rogue. The operators response to my points above where that they cannot send out any documentation to my new address, and that I should contact the mobile telephone number on this sticker... (presumably the bailiff) to arrange payment. I proceed to call the number (albeit very hesitantly) but ofcourse... no answer. As I have said above, I am not looking to 'dodge' this unpaid PCN if it is indeed legit, however i'm not going to pay someone on the end of random mobile number £366 without knowing its legitimacy. Any advice going forward please guys?
  5. Hi. Just need a quick advice. I got a parking ticket long time ago which I became aware of when Equita got in touch. I was surprised and agreed to a payment plan of £75 followed by two payments of £101.50. Unfortunately I am between jobs and I failed to do last payment on 1st May. Additionally I had my phone broken for few days. I got it back on today after 3pm to find an sms saying bailiff is schedulded to visit me today at 8pm. So all 4 hours notice. I called back the number and asked for a time till mid next week to pay it off but ofcourse it was a no go. I said that I am out of town and car is on HP anyway. I also found an information that I should be served a notice of enforcement 7 days before any action which Equita enforcement agent called a lie. I found number of info online quoting Paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 which requires such a notice. Which would be great as would give me enough time to come up with the money. I called agent again and again he said it is simply not true and they do not need to do so and will be looking to clamp and size my car if I don't comply. So how does it work. Do I have to be served notice if enforcement or not? Also meantime additional £235 will be presumably added to my debt if I don't pay before 8pm which is very worring as I won't be able to afford till next month. As his phone was busy later on I paid online £25 of remaining £101.50 as it is the only amount I could afford. I know they are operating anpr vans in my city and I am very worried as I need car to commute. Simply no car no job. How do I stay safe till I am able to pay? Park 300 yards from address? Asda car park? are they able to track where I work and look for my car there? Am I to pay £231 as well? Thank you for any usefully info. Also would they perform HP check before clamping if car was to be found?
  6. Hi, I'm looking for some advice, I have an old outstanding council tax bill, which was sent to Equita, I said I would set up a repayment plan with them and spoke to the local authority for them to clarify the amount as I don't agree with the amount they say. I informed Equita that I was speaking to the local Authority and in the meantime Equita sent a repayment plan of £900 per month, which I never agreed to and could never ever afford. Last week I received my new council tax bill and on it is the outstanding amount still owed. I straight away emailed equita explaining this, and that now payments would be made to my local authority as it seems they have taken the debt back. I didn't receive a reply from equita. then this morning I have received a text message stating that my account is with an enforcement agent and to prevent removal of goods to call a number I have now sent another 3 separate emails to equita, copying my previous email to them and clearly stating they didn't reply, I have also included one of those as a complaint. I have also told them I have sent copies to my local authority. It is not like I've been ignoring them.
  7. Hello Hope anyone can help My son received an enforcement notice from the guys at Equita regarding parking with wheels on the footway. he has no recollection of this being an 18 year old and what they have to think about he's unlikely going to. he don't remember the incident and certainly didn't have a ticket on the car. The offence took place last June 2017, no correspondence the local authority have been received at all but this one from Equita a week ago. .The original debt was £118 its now £235, we are all in the wrong business!!! What i would like to know is, is this enforceable and should he just ignore it. The car is no longer in his possession, although he is still the registered owner Its off the road SORN but not at his address, he doesn't work, he's a student and nothing in the house belongs to him other than clothing. How far can they go ?? Any help will be greatly appreciated Thank you in advance
  8. Ill start with how and what it has come to for me to post on here. Around this time last year my nan went into end of life care at a pilgrims hospice in kent. At the time I was temporarily living with my mum who lives in Hertfordshire for work. There was no long term vision so I never changed my permanent address. I do have a dart charge account but before working there and due to other reasons I hadnt actually been to Hertfordshire often thus using the dartford crossing, overlooking the fact Id got a new car since the last time I had been there. As I also ride motorbikes and more often ride that and wouldnt pay dart charge manually. When my nan went into hospice for end of life care over the space of a couple of weeks there were five occasions i used my car and didn't pay the dart charge fee. My dad would open my post delivered to his address, but in the circumstances with his mum and my nan being so unwell and eventually passing away. The fines were sent to equita. This is where the trouble started... Originally the five penalties added up to a sum of £10, but through equita LTD they amounted to £190 each! Once I became aware of these I got in contact immediately and tried to resolve/explain the situation and set up a payment plan as id never had anything like this before. I ended up having five separate 'accounts' with them, I asked for have one set date a month for an individual payment to be paid by either standing order or direct debit to make things easier for both parties. But they insisted this they couldn't do this so on five separate times of each month a different amount would need to be paid. But being paid weeks, working long hours and with other financial commitments it was difficult. One week with no warning I had missed a £20 by a day, with no warning I had an enforcement agent at my dads door, demanding 3 of the 5 accounts in full plus his £235 fee. I ended up working nights paying him £100 a week. I even payed him £175 while on holiday which was a birthday treat from my girlfriend. After this and paying over £700 in such a short space of time, I called the office number, on hold for over an hour sometimes purely just to ask for a single payment date and a statement of all the money I had paid. With no exaggeration there has been over 20 times I have been hung up on or spoken to either rudely, patronising and even aggressively I have been told they have no record of what I have paid. At the end of November I called and made a payment which apparently cleared of my 'accounts' as the last two payments were made on the 25 and 29 of the month I asked if anyone would be in the office to pay on those dates in December, the lady on the phone told me there wouldn't but it would be fine to pay the end of the first week in jan. Which with luck was actually my pay day and all was well... Until Jan 3rd 2018 when I received a call from the same enforcement agent I had paid hundreds of pounds in the summer saying he had visited the address demanding the full amount plus £235. I had no warning, only recently I have received texts on the 24th and 28th as a reminder, but no one at equita was working!!! And i had been told friday the 5th would be fine. Since they have continued to hang up, will not discuss anything as its not their problem its the enforcement agents. I even have a couple of phone calls recorded proving this. Yet I still have an agent demading now over £500! Any ideas where I go??? Sorry for such a long threat but I thought it would be better to get it all in that reply filling the gaps later Thanks Also, A point I have missed. On four or five occasions asking for the statement and reciepts which they promised to send. Every single time I have only received what seems to be a generic print out of that I owe them money, with no statement or payments!!
  9. Sorry but not sure how to find correct forum?? I want to send a new thread regarding parking fines i received from Parking eye and Equita, here is my story. I received a letter on or their about's 27 September 2017 from Parking Eye. In the letter (see attached PDF) they explained I had been fined ref Asda Gravesend, I moved house to from Harlow Essex new address when moving to Gravesend i updated driving license but forgot to update my vehicle log book...( it is now been done) The letter from Parking Eye stated because of the mix up of DVLA addresses they would NOT charge me for the full amount either £70 or £130 and would charge me the reduced amount of £40.. On the 30th September 2017 I went online at Parking Eye and paid the £40 Please see Attached PDF with proof of received e-mail, and bank statement, also if one logs onto Parking Eye website and give the ref . ...it shows that their is no such reference number! Reason must be because I have already paid it..?! I was unaware that I had also been fined a second time to confuse things further, so I eventually found out by visiting my parent at the previous address.. So now I had another fine of £130, Parking eye ref ... I paid £130 via the automated telephone system to Equita on the 3 November according to my bank statement please see attached PDF... .According to the conversation I had with Equita agent this may have been a mistake of mine as I may have paid it to the wrong Equita ref number it should of been paid to Equita ref .... Instead of Equita ref 2.... this i can't prove or disprove.the only thing i can prove is i paid £130 to equita which has came out of my bank account. So this should prove that I was fined in total on 2 occasions the first occasion Parking Eye themselves gave me a reduced fine of £40 as per letter received from them, see attached which was paid as soon as I was aware of it.. And the other fine was for £130 which have also paid on or their abouts 1st November 2017 via Equita automated payment system..also proof of payment see attached PDF.. Equita and Parking Eye are still claiming i owe them a further £130 I sent a recorded delivery to Parking eye with proof of what i have paid and sent e-mails to Equita and it made no difference what so ever. .Today ( 10-12-2017) received another letter from Equita saying despite previous efforts trying to to contact me they are still demanding another £130 and will go to "Enforcement/Litigation action" What can i do?? I have already paid total of £170 for 2 parking fines. .and they want another £130?? I'm pretty stressed about it, what can i do please help!! docs1.pdf
  10. Came home today to a letter shoved under the front door of the flat (I live in a house converted into self contained flats) from Equita. White window envelope saying "urgent - for immediate attention notice of attendance" "private and confidential" and "by hand" with two boxes "left by" and "on" left blank. Inside was a letter with correct name and address headed "delivered by hand" with client debt and court fee then a total outstanding scribbled in hand (which is £310 higher than the client debt). The letter is undated and is an enforcement notice saying they called today to execute a Liability Order issued by their client (the debt is for Council Tax, the client is the local council) and saying they are authorised by the Court to remove goods/vehicle to satisfy the outstanding balance of ... the figure has been left blank. The letter asks for contact "immediately by return" or they will re-attend. It's signed off by an enforcement agent and gives a mobile number. The letter itself is not signed by hand. What options do i have? The debt is due, I've had financial issues, I can't afford to pay the debt in one lump sum, I don't have goods to cover the debt, I don't own a car, I can't ask for a loan or help and I don't get paid for two weeks. Even then, my wage won't cover the whole debt. Any help appreciated.
  11. Advice please, received text stating I had to return home as bailiffs booked for 12pm. I have returned home and no one has shown up. Can I use this text to claim against my losses for coming back..the text reads "THE EQUITA REMOVAL TEAM HAS BEEN BOOKED TO REMOVE YOUR GOODS AT 12PM. RETURN HOME NOW OR TO PREVENT ACTION CALL ME ASAP TO CLEAR YOUR BALANCE. MR GREEN
  12. Hi all, the register keeper has received out of the blue a notice of enforcement for "entering and stopping in a box junction in march 2017". unbeknown to them and without any prior communication from TFL or equite, this Equita letter is demanding £278 which is made of £203 debt and £75 Compliance stage fee! the date on the equita letter stating the date of the contravention is also incorrect on the equita letter. tfl states it was in November last year. they are asking for the money within two days too, is that even legal? just seen the photos from 2016, looks like the keeper has entered the box junction and half the car is blocked from exiting. can we speak to someone to reduce the PCN to the original amount if we have not received ANY communication? not sure what to do and the keeper (related to me) is very worried. seen this on the TFL site, do they not have 30 days to issue? 15/11/2016 PCN Issued 23/12/2016 Charge Certificate Issued sorry contravention date is : Contravention date and time: 09 November, 2016
  13. Please bare with me as this is a long transcript. I owe my council £378.29, but I couldn't make any payment as I recently lost my job. My local council referred the case to the Equita who sent me a "Notice of enforcement" stating that I need to pay 453.29 (Incl. compliance stage fee £75) before 20/02/2017 or contact them to arrange a payment plan else the case will be passed onto bailiffs. I called them on 16/02/2017 and told them that I could pay the money by the end of this month as I recently got a job and so will be paid at the end of this month. I thought we had an agreement as the agent gave me her direct phone number. When I called the agent on 27/02/2017 to make the payment as agreed, she said the case had been passed to a bailiff agent as I'm too late. She put me through to the bailiff agent without letting me explain to her. The bailiff agent stated that he had not received the case yet so asked me to call him in the evening and gave me his number. I called him in the evening, and he stated that he still has not received the case but told me that he would call me tomorrow. I did not get any call from him on 28/02/2017. I called him on 01/03/2017, and he said the case has been assigned to him but busy to talk so he would call me back later, but I did not get any call. I sent him a text on 02/03/2017 asking him to call me when he is ready to talk but no response. On Monday 06/03/2017 he appeared at my house and demanded me to pay. I told him that I called him many times to resolve this issue over the phone to prevent paying the additional "Enforcement stage" fee of £235, but he did not let me speak and demanded the payment else he will take away the goods. I had no other choice but to pay £688.29. I called him today 08/03/2017 to understand why he did not call me back when I was offering to pay the money. He was implying that he did not receive any call from me, but the case is resolved. I also asked why he did not notify me by a call or a letter that he will be visiting my house but did not give me a straight answer. I had recorded all the calls I made to him including when he said that he had not received the case yet and will call me back to implying that he did not receive my calls. Can I make a formal complaint and request a refund of the fees added by the Equita? Please advice.
  14. Hello I had a dartford crossing penalty charge that I never paid as was in & out of my property due to domestic violence issues. Equita now have the debt. On the 7/2/2017 they gave me an enforcement notice after only having my debt since 27/1/2017, the notice stated I had until 17:30pm on the 7/2/2017 to talk to them before a bailiff was sent to my house. I was not at my property to recieve this letter to meet their deadline so it went unnoticed. I called equita as soon as I returned home to explain my situation & they just said it's in the hands of their enforcement officer now so deal with him. What a monster this man is!! He has told me I am to pay him £50 a week or the full debt, I'm on ESA & currently awaiting a decision on my pip award, I told him I don't even have £50 a month but could do £20 a month at a push. He refused & said he will return to my property with the police to take my goods this was on the 18/2/2017 On the 20/2/2017 he came to my property but I was not home. He then sent me this text: Due to your failure to pay a Bailiff, under the instructions of Her Majesty's Court and Tribunal Service has attended your premises with the intention of taking control of goods and removing your goods. The Magistrates Distress Warrant empowers the high court enforcement agent , by virtue of Schedule 4A of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, to enter your premises by force should you wilfully refuse to pay the outstanding fine and costs. To prevent the removal of your goods and the expensive additional removal costs you must make immediate payment. Failure to do so will result in the re-attendance of your premises with Locksmiths and the Police to remove your goods even in your absence. NO FURTHER NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED. Is he just being a bully or can he really get a locksmith to drill out my locks while I'm out over a dart charge penalty? I thought it was only council tax, HM revenue tax debt or criminal fines they could do this. I have a debt relief order coming into place in about 10weeks which this debt is included in but until this locks in I'm stuck with it. What am I supposed to do about this bully?
  15. Hello, this has been an on going thing since 2015 ! it's a long and boring story but i hope someone can give me some advice. i'll try to start at the beginning and explain the situation as best I can. At the end of 2015 I was selling a car that i personally owned, it was a cheap skoda that I sold for ~£500, this was around november/december (sorry I dont remember the exact date) the buyer requested that he keep the full V5 as he was driving the car out of the country to his home country that same day (Czech i assume) his english was really poor and it was difficult, but we agreed the price and made the deal, I wrote a receipt for both him and me, it was very basic just saying something like, this is a receipt for the vehicle XX that was paid in full by mr. X on X date for whatever amount, it was a cheap car and i wasn't too bothered but since he had the full V5 i wanted something, we both signed both copies. however he only wrote "wezdara" and made a squiggle (looked like a 5 year old's first attempt at a signature - but what can you do, can hardly accuse someone of not knowing how to sign their own name. Something else that I want to note, the V5 state clearly that is it not proof of ownership so I wasn't too worried about handing it over. A few weeks later I get a dart charge notice, now sorry for the hazy details, this was all over a year ago so i dont really know any details, but the letter first requested a dart charge (plus some sort of late fee) iirc it was around £50 or so the first time they asked (very unfair on a £2.5 toll i think) I called them instantly and explained the situation, they seemed very understanding and said no problem, we'll sort it out you dont have to worry. that's the end of it i though another month or so later i get another letter requesting the money again, i call them again now they weren't as friendly, i explained all that had happened, and said i have a receipt also. They asked me to send my evidence along with an explanation to them, which I did. Another few weeks later they send me another letter saying they dont' accept my evidence and I am still liable to pay. Honestly I know I should have sorted this out sooner but i feel really strongly that it's not my fault and that I shouldn't have to pay this, so i just started to ignore them, coupled with the fact this was a very stressful time for me AND i didn't have much spare time (was selling car to start a business) which I have been running since then. after that i didn't really hear much for a long time, then a few weeks ago I started getting letter's from Equita, the first said i can just pay in full their latest amount (something ridiculous ~£200) and they won't add on their own charges, I ignored this, now today I have received a hand posted letter. This letter that i received today is requesting a payment of £425 (115.50 debt, 75£ compliance fee 325£ enforcement fee.) It states an Enforcement Agent has attended my property today with the intention of removing goods "for unpaid liability warrant" Now, I know it's not necessary for the post but I feel it shows who I am, i've got perfect credit and never had so much as a speeding ticket, or anything to do with court, im still fairly young and never had any experience with a situation like this, it is quite distressing and i dont know exactly what to do. I have also spoken with citizen's advice, who were quite helpful but didn't really tell me much that i didn't know (go to court and fight it, or pay up - basically) From my understanding because it hasn't gone to court yet their "enforcement agents" don't have any special powers at all, and the only way they could get a thing off me at this point is if i willingly give it to them ? One more thing, personally I would be fine coming face to face and negotiating with one of their agents if they did ever come to my house, but I also live with an elderly relative who i fear would allow them in, and let them take/do whatever they wanted if he were to answer the door. Whatever advice people have would be appreciated. Also I really don't feel like this situation is fair at all, if I had done something or owed money i'd be happy to work out something, but i feel like companies who practice these underhand and dirty tactics to get people's money really need to be removed/restructured especially when they're providing public services like roads/maintenance. Regards, Matthew
  16. Hi guys. Simply put. Parking fine - £82 Forgot to pay it. Went to a Debt Collector, who added their £75 on top. As soon as I got the letter and remembered the debt, I paid Stockport Council via their website The £82. I have an email proving so. This was October 3rd Just had a letter placed through the door tonight for.... The original debt £82 Compliance fee £75 1st visit £235 Total: £392. Am I missing something here? Clearly a lack of comms between the council and the bailiff. According to the law, do I have to pay the bailiffs' fees for a debt I paid 2 months ago? Thank you so much in advance
  17. Hi all This is my first post and feeling pretty stressed My background , well was working in oil and gas for the last 20 years until i was laid off in October 2015 and only just started work again (first payday on 28th Oct) all my savings gone on bills but now behind on council talk and Mortgage but payment plans in place with them. I also have a step change management plan in place While i was unemployed i tried to claim on benefits but was turned down as not payed enough National Insurance this year !! My wife received a letter through the door from Equita today from a congestion charge , i had a payment plan in place £25 a week but being unemployed and earning nothing i fell behind on that so hence enforcement letter saying i owed £419 client debt £202 Paid £92.92 Compliance fee £235.00 Enforcement fee £235 Outstanding £419.92 I phoned the Bailiff tonight who was damn right horrible tried to ask for a payment plan he flatly refused and said i had a week to pay the £419.92 which i could pay next week (the last day i have according to him) out of my wifes wages but that would only leave £200 for us for 3 weeks or i could pay half of the £419 and just survive until i get my first pay packet. He will not have any off this and will only except full payment Feeling really stressed about this worked all my life and im 42 first time been in this situation Can anyone advise please Thanks Tony
  18. Hi, Can someone please help me, My local council (Sefton) has passed my council tax arrears over to the bailiffs there are a few years worth as I got myself in a pickle as I work on a zero hour contract, totals around 4k they are refusing to speak to me and negotiate until I make a payment they want there fees £567 before negotiating, they just keep refusing to speak to me. I phoned the council who said they should be negotiating with me but there is nothing they can do and they wont recall it, I just dont know what to do now. Thanks
  19. Hiya I have an old council tax debt with Equita. I missed a payment over christmas and they forwarded it to the bailiffs. The guy came out and I explained that I live in my sisters house and own nothing, which I could prove. He went away I kept calling to find out what was happening and got no repsonse. I called Equita and they said I had to speak directly to him but he wouldn't pick up the phone. They then instructed a different Baliff who after speaking with agreed to re-instate the instalments, i've been paying him. I was away last month when the payment was due when I came back I called him to pay. He said he'd call me back and then didn't. I called him over a couple of weeks, leaving voice messages asking him to return my call so I could make the payment, I also text him but he didn't ever call me. Now they've instructed a third guy, I just spoke to him and explained what happened. and that I had tried to make the payment but the guy wouldn't come back to me. He said, 'He didn't help you out there' and I said no, but he's saying that now there is no way for the arrangement to be re-instated and that if I don't pay they'll come and inventory the stuff in the house and then when I prove it's not mine they will take it back to court and i'll be summoned. I'm planning to file a complaint with Equita as I don't think it's fair they won't allow me to continue the arrangement when it was their agent that didn't communicate with me. They repeatedly sent me letters threatening further action even though I was making my payments, then said they couldn't stop the letters as they were automated and that the bailiff had to advise them I had an agreement with them but despite me asking he didn't tell them. But the payments were taken from Equita, it's on my bank statements! Any advice please??
  20. I stuck my head in the sand with council tax last year and ended up having my debt passed to Equita. It got to enforcement stage before I managed to get someone to agree to a payment plan with me. I agreed to 250pm at the time as I was in full time work. I lost my job in April and rang Equita before my payment was due to advise them that I wouldn't be able to pay the same amount but would be willing to carry on paying a much smaller amount until I get back into work. (I'm currently waiting on an award of benefits from the DWP and have been given a council tax reduction for this year based on nil income until awarded universal credit because of this). When I rang Equita I was told that final payment had been taken and my account had been closed and that it was all fine by them. I didn't think to get the name of who I spoke to On the 8th, I was rung by one of their enforcement agents who told me that my last payment hadn't actually been made and they were informed of this on the 4th. He told me he would be coming round on the 9th. I rang him back later on in the day, he said he'd call me back in around 45 minutes and never did. He also has;t turned up at my flat. Since then I haven't been able to get in contact with him. I've called and texted, I've rung Equita, they said they couldn't do anything and out me back through to their bailiff who didn't answer the phone. I'm totally lost, I can't afford anything near what I was paying them back. The most I can spare is around 20 quid a month and I don't even know how much benefit I'm actually going to be given at the end of this month. I've been trying to find someone to talk to about it in the company but I'm at a total dead end. I can't spend forever in my flat waiting for him to eventually decide to show up!
  21. Hi there I am hoping someone can help. I got in from work on Tuesday evening, after going to the gym and found a letter on my door matt from a bailiff company threatening to seize my goods for non payment of council tax. It was an enforcement notice and referred to a liability order. This was the first I knew that my direct debit payments to the council had not gone through (i've checked now and they were returned). I did not receive any letters or liability orders in the post either. Surely I should receive some kind of notification before the council involve bailiffs!? For the two months missed payments it amounts to about £350.00. The bailiff company have added on a further £300 in fees/ attendance charges. Is there anything i can do, these charges seem punitive and i'm more than happy to pay the council tax arrears but not these excessive fees.
  22. The Pranksters view.... http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/parkingeye-shamelessly-dredge-up.html
  23. Looking through old papers ........ Back in 2013, council passed liability order of £642 to equita. I paid Equita £1039 within 3 months. I understand this was when they pre-loaded costs to the account. The repayments were arranged and paid for over the phone. By they did say they MAY Send someone out to do what was then the walking possession order ...... But that never happened. Ilooking back, I paid almost £400 in fees/charges I just wanted the debt cleared. Would I be able to challenge those charges .... Or is it best just forgotten ...... As always any thoughts / comments most welcome
  24. Hi Woken this morning at 7.10 by loud hammering on the door , It was that loud my neighbours came out !! Looked out of window and saw 2 men with torches and enforcement officers written on the back of there jackets .i ingnored them they went around the back hammering on the doors and windows. They left a letter for my husband I have called tday to issue a warrent of execution for out client counc i parking fine . Iam authorised to remove your goods to satisfiy the amount 422 00 debt 112.00 compliance fee 75.00 enforcement fee 235. If you fail to contact me i wil re attend your property and remove goods .Can they just enter my house if i refuse to let them in ?. Hubby will sort this out but their fees seem high this is the first time theyve attended but he has had letters which hes ignored .
  25. Hi All, I was running my own limited company when it fell on bad times and I ceased trading in January 2015. I only had one creditor which was Howdens Joinery for about 2k. Today my wife opened the door to a HCEO from Equita asking to speak to me regarding a business debt that I am liable for. My wife explained to him that I no longer trade and that the registered business address was not my home address and also that I had sent a request to companies house to close the business down. I have no business assets and no business premises. He left a letter with my wife addressed to the company but with my home address on it advising that they will return in 7 days if I do not contact them to discuss and pay the debt. Again, there are no business assets at my home and my car is registered in my name. Can he remove goods from my home or take my car? Would be grateful if anyone could assist as I want to call the back but need some feedback. Thanks
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