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  1. Hello, Please can you help? Since July 2018 I have Marstons chasing a debt for Severn Trent which I was unaware of until they sent me a hand delivered letter, informing me they had a high court writ. I promptly filed a N224 form to Apply to stay the writ and Set Aside the judgment. However, I misread the instructions prior to the hearing and took my defence statement to the September hearing and presented it to the judge, the application was dismissed as I had not filed the defence statement prior to the hearing. The following day I applied again for a Apply to stay the writ and Set Aside the judgment using N224 and submitted it online. Now in November Marston have decided to chase the debt again and are visiting my home with hand delivered letters. As, I had not received anything from the court, I called them and I found out they had not received it. On the 9th of November, I submitted the N224 by hand to the court, I contacted the High Enforcement Officer and he told he will be executing the writ as there has been a stay order granted by the court? What can I do/ please help
  2. Hi all. My wife left me nearly 2 years ago. She didn't give DVLA her new address, her car was clocked with no tax, and Marston's tell me they have a warrant for removal. I called Marston's. They won't take my word for it that she doesn't live here. Only that if she doesn't pay £615 immediately, they break my door down and take my stuff. I have a chronic mental health problem, and I'm not in a good way. I need to get the stress off if possible. What do I have to do? My budget doesn't run to an expensive solicitor. Thanks.
  3. Hi. Ive had a letter through my door today from Marstons regarding an unpaid tv licence. The only reason im aware it was going to go to court was by ringing the tv licencing people however they have turned up this morning and nobody answered the door. And left a final notice letter. They have then phoned me today then sent me a text saying if we dont pay by 7pm we will be moved to stage 2 removal. The only info i have is that its was from the cleavland courts. Any advice would be helpful as to what i can do. Just to add they wont let me arrange a payment plan with them
  4. Bristol Council are in the doghouse for sending bailiffs and increasing a £1 debt for a mistake to £311 when Marstons called. Technically marstons did no wrong, they applied the correct fees. https://thebristolcable.org/2018/04/i-owed-1-bailiffs-and-the-council-forced-me-to-pay-311/
  5. Just had a visit from Marston’s enforcement officers trying to collect an unpaid magistrate’s debt that my son accrued whilst drunk, first of all I paid all of this fine in instalments but was late for the final £30, 3 days later my son received a letter from Marston’s saying he now owed £105 and this was a letter of enforcement £30 for the unpaid fine (which had been settled) and £75 for the letter, just for the cheek of it i filled it for him in the bin and forgot about it (6 weeks ago). When they arrived I answered the door with my son and they said he now owed £310, I showed them the proof of all the payment’s and they said that did not matter as the fees are now enforcement fees, £75 for the letter and £235 for them attending. I said to them that they must of known it had been paid before attending and they charged this fee for the letter, I then went into detail telling them that they added the fees knowing full well it had been paid and they are trying to bully him. They said they would be back with a locksmith or payment!!! Can I also add at this stage that no 7 day letter of notice to attend was received either, the bloody cheek, trying to enforce payment for their own fee knowing full well before attending that the fine had been paid. Yeah my son was drunk and disorderly hes only 18 and has learnt his lesson but why has society allowed the [removed] antics described above and what can i do? thanks
  6. Hello all Wondering what advice you would give for this particular scenario Have received a letter in the post this morning from a company by the name of Marston, It says I have not paid a fine of £660 It says a court order has been made that gives enforcement agents the power to visit me, my address has been identified and traced, as I have not responded to letters delivered to this or a previous address an enforcement officer will be asked to visit within 14 days unless you make payment or discuss your specific circumstances.. I know nothing of this fine or what its for, How do I proceed? Any help appreciated folks
  7. Hi I have a council tax bill outstanding that has been passed to Marstons. They wrote to me about it and the amount seemed wrong I disputed it with the council. Once that had been settled, I have tried continuously to get in touch with Marstons probably for about 4 weeks, and each time been on hold for at least 30 minutes. I finally got through on Friday and was told my account had been passed to a bailiff and I would have to speak to him. I rang the man who was rude, aggressive and abrupt. I offered to make two payments (the debt is £1000) as I couldn't afford to pay it one go. He said OK but he would still attend my property and add £235 to the arrears. I asked why as I had just offered to pay him and he said because he could. I said very calmly that no one would be in and we wouldn't open the door anyway he started shouting that that was it, I couldn't pay in two payments any longer and he would 'see me Monday'. I once again asked for an explanation as to why he wouldn't accept my payment offer and he shouted 'goodbye' and put the phone down! I tried calling Marstons back but once again couldn't get through I emailed and complained about his conduct and offered to phone and pay via the office. The bailiff has since attended twice and put letters through the door, but I will not ring him again to be shouted at thank you. I have also emailed the council to offer payment directly and as you'd expect they said I have to deal with Marstons. Obviously he's attended so they can add money on and I will not pay the £235. Just wanted to check where I stand legally? If neither the council or Marstons will accept my payment offer, what am I actually meant to do!?
  8. Hi, I have just received a letter from Marstons about a bus lane fine which had been passed to Northampton and resulted in a judgement for the Bailifs to collect the fine or goods. The original fine was for a bus lane infringement in Leeds. I have received no notice from anyone at all about the fine until now. We moved over two years ago and the first thing we did was change our address details with the DVLA for both licence and car ownership papers. What is the best way forward? We have emailed the council and got a standard reply back. Thank you.
  9. Hi All, I have recently received a letter from the HMCTS historical debt team about a fine from 9 years ago. they informed me that I had a fine for having no TV licence. I knew nothing about it. About a month later I received a letter from Marstons Group Bailiffs asking the payment of the fine which was £250.00 and also a £75 compliance stage fee. A The letter which was dated 23rd October gave me until 5th November to arrange a payment plan or make a payment. I received the letter on 4th November (a saturday) and when I called to discuss they were closed. I contacted them by phone and was told that as I missed my chance to come to an arrangement I had to pay it in full and that as it had not yet been passed to an enforcement agent then I only have to pay £325 ( 250 fine plus 75 compliance fee). I wasn't happy and made a complaint to which I received a an email advising me to go online and pay. I went online and paid the £325 in full as thats what it said I have to pay (you can't change the amount you pay online as its preset). I got me receipt. today which is a week later I get a knock on the door from an enforcement agent asking me for £235 enforcement fee and that he will use a locksmith to enter to retrieve goods. I explained that i had paid it but he says that on the same day i paid online they sent the account to him. Can he force me to pay this when I already paid the amount requested by their office and online. I have a disabled child to which I am the carer but should that make any difference? He is coming back tonight to force his way in apparently. thank you and appreciate any feedback.
  10. Hi guys long time no see, hope the old gang is doing well. Have a huge problem here but please bare with me My son had huge issues with dvla for a car he sold to a garage. All paper work was sent off by him but the garage failed to do their part. He got a letter from dvla saying the car was not insured. he wrote off to them with all the details stating the car was no longer in his pocession and it had been sold to this garage. Dvla wouldnt except that so they appealed, again they refused to accept it and again he appealed. Then nothing. It had gone to court without his knowledge and fined. Marstons have it on record that they wrote to him in February this year. But my son has never received a letter from them or a court fine. Today without any warning a bailiff turns up. She threatens to take everything in the house bar the children's things. She was asked to leave. She then went ahead and clamped the car. My son who is disabled and his wife who is a very anxious lady both on reciept of benefits so are classed as vulnerable with 2 children told her this and requested if they could pay in instalments by she refused. No warning was given that she was coming round and they had no idea that a debt even existed. She had no certificate on her and said it was in the middle of being transferred from Liverpool so she couldn't show it. Their was no paperwork apart from what she showed on her tablet. No break down was given. She called the police and they immediately took her side letting her claimp the car. She had her mother talking with her and the police officers who lived opposite my son. Who stood there hands on hips staring at us whilst we tried to reason with this abnoxious woman. Even try in to push past a 20 of stone man. 1. I thought that they had to give notice that they were coming 7 days before they turned up. 2. I didn't think they could turn up on a Sunday unless via a court order. She even threaten to take my car off the drive so to get to my son's. Before this visit she went to a friend of mine. She clamped her car again with no notice for a debt for her daughter that hadn't lived there for two years. The car was in my friends name so she hadn't even checked. She went into the home and told a 7 year old boy to pick out his dba because she was going to take them. She didnt care how upset this little boy was. My friend had to pay this bailiff to get the clamp off her car. Surely this bailiff cannot do this. The bailiff then proceeded to tell my friend that she will be back to collect other debts of her daughter's that she openly discussed, her is 21, surely she shouldn't be shouldn't that. Any advice on this be for i put in my complaints. By the way the car is worth 1800. The debt was only 600. It was paid but not by my son. Cheers guys
  11. Hi, I'm not upto speed in this area so need a little advice. I'll keep it brief and bullet pointed. My daughter and her partner rented a flat from Apr 16 to Sept 16. Moved out and each moved back to parents homes. Updated with council tax online to advise of moving and re registering on electoral register. (i know this happened as i did it for them!) Forwarding addresses given at that time, proved as the CTU quoted the new address during a call today! Today my daughter received a letter from Marstons demanding £212, no other communication from anyone until this, hence the reason for calling CTU today, they say speak to Marstons. so, the question is, how can i get the CTU to take the account back given they had no idea any money was owed, no liability order received etc. Any advice much appreciated Thanks Martin
  12. 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
  13. Hi All, im looking for advice. On Monday 13th March a bailiff came to my door saying he had a warrant to enter and search my home with the intention of removing goods. I asked him why and was told that my son had an outstanding court fine for running a red light last summer some time and that it had not been paid so he was here to collect the debt in full or recover goods to the value of. He said he had a locksmith, removals van and the police on route but if I let him in peacefully and paid the outstanding amount he could cancel the police and locksmiths presence. I refused and said I would try to get hold of my son but he said it needed to be paid straight away and said if my son or myself could not the full amount of £561 within the next 10 minutes he would proceed with forced entry. After 15 minutes of trying to reason with him whilst also getting my granddaughter ready to go out and get my nephew from play school I said that if I found him in my house when I got back that I would call the police myself. Eventually he left leaving a card that said notice of intention to enter @ search your premises -removal notice and told me to ring him later that day to arrange payment. I told my son all about this later that evening and he says he knows nothing about any court fine and has not received any letters r notices in the past. On my return from the play group I did some research on line and found that he did have the right to force entry and remove my goods unless I could prove none of it was my sons, I tried to message him to find out which court the fine originated from and the exact date of it. He didn't reply. He came back yesterday morning with the same intention of removing goods, bringing a van, locksmith and police but this time he was able to get hold of my son on the phone and insist he pays the debt there and then or he would again proceed with entry. My son said that he had no knowledge of the debt, what it was for or when it was issued but to keep the bailiff away from my door he tried to negotiate a payment plan of half today (yesterday) and half next Thursday. This was refused he told the bailiff he would get back to him. The bailiff left after 10 minutes but said if the debt was not settled by 8pm he would be back before 9pm. Later my son told me that he had phoned the court and find out what he could do, he was informed that as he had no previous knowledge of the fine that he could apply for a statutory declaration and have the case reheard if he pleads guilty. What can I do in the mean time to stop the bailiff entering my home and taking my possessions whilst waiting to get the declaration and the court date. The bailiff as informed of my sons plan of action but insists he will be back today at some point to make an actual enforcement as he has already wasted 2 days here. What am I to do, im at my wits end, I have my 2 year old granddaughter here during the day and my 27 year old son who has a severe learning disability. Can some please advise thank you
  14. Good morning A bailiff attended my mother in laws address to retrieve payment of near £1200. The debt is owed by her step son for driving offences. We only know this much because we read about it in the newspaper. The step son used to live at the property over 2 years ago - and hasn't since. The family no longer speaks to the son, and the bailiff visit came as a bit of a shock. The bailiff was rude, arrogant and happy to shout out repeatedly that he was going to take goods if she didn't pay - making a scene presumably for effect - he even threatened to ring the police... My step mum was frightened and didn't know her legal rights - and reluctantly paid £500. It was 7am and she had work and just wanted them to clear off. Just under 2 weeks previously, they had posted a leaflet with a contact number on - which father in law called and explained to the bailiff that the debtor was no longer associated to this address - and hadn't for some time. We have since contacted the courts - and they have told us that we shouldn't have paid. The court also told us the bailiff had a Warrant of Order - and should not have threatened to take stuff or call police once informed the debtor didn't live there. From what I have read up - this is the typical bullying behaviour that Marstons are seemingly licensed to employ. I have contacted Marstons and been fobbed off with an email address to complain to - interestingly they did tell me that their agents wore body cams - however I'm betting that this agents probably 'malfunctioned' during this visit as he certainly did not conduct himself appropriately. Where do I stand with this? The likelihood is now that they have had a payment - they will return for the rest. Is there a way I can challenge their initial visit and reclaim the money paid - purely because of their threats rather than culpability? Any help is greatly appreciated. Cheers
  15. My ex gf of 5 years has just got a marston notice of enforcement letter in the post for me for a non payment of congestion charge going back to 2009, yes 2009!!! she is very worried that bailiff will knock on her door etc, i moved out 5 years ago and no longer have the vehicle in question, this is the 1st ive heard of this and dont want to give my ex any stress. so my questions are, is this still valid after all this time? is the notice from the bailiffs valid? what can i do to stop this action? any help please rich
  16. Hi all any advice gratefully received. I have an unpaid pcn being enforced by Marstons, one of their agents came to my home on Thursday 26th May. He is demanding £475 which I cannot pay, he clamped a car which he saw me driving, that belongs to my house mate. The car has been very informally lent to me because I am self employed and my van has broken down. I need this car for my work so it should be exempt from control. I phoned the bailiff on Friday morning to inform him of this, it is still clamped today, the bailiff said he might be able to come this Friday to unclamp it. I get the impression that he is trying to use the clamp in a punative capacity. This visit was the first contact I have had with Marstons as I have not received a notice of enforcement. The clamp is currently costing me £120 per day as I have no work transport whilst car is clamped. The bailiff has stated over the phone he intends to return to take control of another more valuable car which is at the same address. This car used to belong to me but I sold it on the 20th May to house mate to clear unpaid rent, so again is not my property. I really don t know how to handle this situation my loss of earnings are more than the agent is demanding and I am now falling behind on other things as I cannot work.
  17. Need some advice for family member please. A and B are a couple and were moved under protection from Y to Z overnight. They were in temporary accommodation until early 2016 so were unable to update keeper details until they knew where they would be living. 19/02/16 at 0750, Bailiff knock requesting £787, £477 fine? plus £75 compliance and £235 enforcement (Nothing received beforehand) He also threatened same day removal and threatened them with another £110 for that pleasure. I have a copy of every text sent from Bailiff and family member. Finally agreed £50 a week, they have make every payment on time (except Bank holidays) but bailiff has demanded the £50 this week, plus the last £37 or he will add more charges. Just someone to check figures and any advice gratefully accepted. Jogs
  18. I recived a pretty unpleasant visit from Mr Sxxx on Saturday saying he was here to take control of my goods! Id been away for a few days and he'd already left me a letter saying he'd been so I was expecting him. Sure enough at 7am someones banging on the front door I figured it would be him. I opened the bedroom window and spoke to him from there. At one point he made out he could break in I called the police and got them to attend, he then insisted that wasnt the case. This all started on the 4th of April, I received a letter which was a notice of enforcement saying I hadn't paid for 2 outstanding parking tickets that were issued last year. I immediately rang the council that had issued them and explained that I was unaware of one of the fines and the other one I had paid for the parking I sent the ticket back to them with the paid reciept and thought that was the end of that . They advised me that I would need to file an out of time witness statement which they emailed me. I completed the form and sent it straight off. On the 26th of April I recived a letter from HMCTS saying my application had been refused, they dont have to give me any explanation and if I want to appeal it will cost me £255! Fantastic! I emailed Marsrons on the 27th of April with my complete finacial circumstances and offered to start repaying the fines (the origanal fine was £82 each although one had somehow now come to £112) Marstons had by now added £75 compliance stage fee to each fine i had one fine of £187 and one at £157. I heard nothing from them until the bailiff turned up this Saturday (21/5/16, three weeks later). I explained to him that I had tried contacting Marstons to resolve the matter and had made an offer but he said he hadnt been made aware of this I rang Marstons myself, they also say they had no record even though they did admit at one point that they could see an automated response had gone out to my email address. I also showed the email to the bailiff through the window. Their argument now was that on the back of the Notice of Enforcement it says a payment plan must be set up by the 18/4/16 and because it hadnt it had now gone to enforecment stage which meant another fee off £235 had been added, im not sure if thats to both fines or just an overall fee. I had a right going on with Marstons on the phone, the guy I spoke with was hopeless and knew nothing, he just said I had to deal ewith Mr .......now. Eventually I got put through to a supervisor who said all I could do was file a complaint. Ive spoken to National Debt helpline today and their advice is to just start making my payment offer to them through the website but they say I cant get out of the fee's. Im just wondering if anyone has any other thoughts or informaion on this as it seems highly unjust to me! Dont think I have much more to loose, as far as Im aware they cant add anymore fee's unless they get in to my house which isnt going to happen. I have no vehicles or possessions to speak of and am on a low income. Any advice happily received. Thanks
  19. In 2014, I was due in court for an alleged crime which was fitted up and racist. my wife and I signed to apply for LAA, and it was based on the earnings she was receiving as I was a poor musician. before the case date or I even had a Barristor, I had Rossendales harassing me to pay them £586. 00 per month, which I retaliated withe vitriolic replies. The case date was not set up until Oct, and by that time I had ignored all notices from Rossendales, and was going through nasty Divorce. As soon as I was divorced they started harassing me again, but I am fighting this tooth and nail because they have not bothered to go after my nasty ex wife, just me, and their insipid excuses is that I was the one who signed the agreement, my argument is that under the Consumer Credit act 1974, this is a joint agreement, hence both parties are responsible for the debt and the bailiff fees etc. They have visited my house and I received several letters with costs and threats to take control, to which I have vitriolically replied stating my case which seems to fall on deaf ears. I have made complaints through Resolve, and to Matrons and the LAA, which seem too have stopped the visits, and I have read all the anti bailiff blogs , and the law , but these seem to be a law unto themselves. Fortunately I have a partner with whom I am able to stay with, whilst I make my case, and can take evasive action, like purchasing my own wheel clamps for when I do have to leave my car on the driveway, when I am at my address. My question is : Am I right that the CCA agreement is a joint one, or am I liable for these ridiculous fees plus the LA costs?
  20. Hi, I have a question regarding Marstons Bailiffs, I am acting on behalf of my daughter here. Marstons have pushed a red letter saying final notice and that they will be bringing a locksmith and gave her 24 hours to raise £685 or they will enter and take belongings. I myself rang the bailiff and offered no payment plan at all and that he will come to collect the following day. The following day I rang the magistrates court at South Tyneside and found out that the fines were for 1. Non payment of metro fines. 2. Non payment of TV Licence. For the metro fines we are willing to pay that but have not had the chance too as he wont take payments. As for the TV licence my daughter has had no letters or anything stating she had to go to court or to enter a plea. She has had nothing at all. I then asked about the signed declaration on the phone regarding the TV licence and asked if we could swear we havent recieved any mail so we could act upon this. She told me that you cannot do this no more as the law has changed. So she then replied that even if the TV licence was delayed and given the chance to defend herself, the Metro fines would still stand and the bailiffs would still come. She then gave us 7 days to sort this statement out with North Tyneside Magistrates. I have sent that magistrates an email regarding that we would like to do this and what to do next. The problem is now we have til Wed 3rd Feb 2016 til the bailiffs may come back as the 7 days were up. We are in a position now that time is running out and we dont know how to go about the declaration regarding the tv licence. For the metro fines we have the money and are willing to pay, but the tv licence we are asking to be given more time to pay as we have had no warning. I was wondering do I go to courts and see the fines officer, phone the bailiff (Which is no good as it's like getting blood out of a stone). I have offerd the bailiff £500 to cover the fines even though I dont know the full amount of just the metro fines alone without the tv licence and he outright refused and have saved the text message with this conversation just incase. I have also emailed Marstons themselves pleading that i require more time and set up a payment plan but no response. I am just wondering if I could ask for some advice on perhaps any next steps to take regarding paying the metro fines off and getting this sworn statement for the tv licence or my current rights if I have any regarding the bailiffs entering. I have the final notice if required to look at. I thank you for looking and I hope someone could aid us in this matter and please ask any questions that are required.
  21. I want to start out by saying this court fine refers back to an offence I was arrested and charged for in late 2012, Back then I was up my head in debt and i was gambling every penny I had. Step forward to 2016, I am now a gambler in recovery after attending rehab and back on the straight and narrow working as a Web Developer. Several years back when I was given my fine by oxford magistrates court I was also given 50 hours worth of unpaid work which I had no intention of doing, was breached and sent to 6 Months as Her Majesty's Pleasure, While inside I managed to apply for a space in a rehab at the other side of a country and when I was released I went directly to the residential rehab and undergo treatment to get to me where i am today. From the legal advice at the time I was advised that the court would be wiped when I was re-sentenced and that was the last I heard of the fine until the 4th Jan this year. I had received a letter from Marson's Group letting me know that I had until the 14th to either pay in full or sign up onto there payment plan and with their fee's - the debt was now £4015.57 Given no choice I signed up to their (ONLY) payment plan which consisted of a first payment of £1204.57 then 6 WEEKLY not monthly WEEKLY payments of £468.51, I tried to get some advice and everything I was told was to pay it as quick as i could and I needed to get it under the £1500 mark as they threatened to add £235 + 7.5% in fees there is currently £1370 left to pay the final payment on the 16th of feb which will turn out to be £430 i cannot afford until I next get paid on the last day of the month. I've tried speaking to marstons regarding this and they tell me that if i don't keep to the plan that they will move it to the enforcement stage and add fees, I can't help but think these guys just want me to fail so they are able to collect more money off me. I have no clue what to do or where I stand / how i can get an extra 10 days between when my last payment is due and i can pay it. Help me please CAG
  22. Hi There, After some advice please. My wife had an outstanding debt of £165 which was sent to Marstons. It is now at £240. She received a letter mid Dec stating she had 14 days to make payment or set up an arrangement. As she works in the theatre industry and it was Panto season it completely slipped her mind to pay it. I have contacted Marstons today asking if I can make payment on 15th Jan (initially I asked if the debt could be split over 2 months which they refused). They have advised me that they can not stop any enforcement action until the debt is paid (even though I have asked for it to be paid on 15th Jan). If it goes to enforcement then they will add a further £235 in charges which will be due as payment in full. Can they do this even though I have offered to make payment next Fri? Don't really want a HCEO knocking on the door
  23. Hi, im sorry this is a rather long story but i really need some legal advice... my husband had a tenancy in his ltd co name with a pub company. when he passed away 2 years ago the pub co regional manager asked if i would continue with the pubs, he had another one at the time with them. Both pubs were struggling and i told them i wasnt sure. They assured me of financial and business support. Obviously they didnt want two closed pubs on their hands and i felt a responsibility to my husband to keep them. i struggled to manage both pubs without my husband and trade suffered due to various different factors. The rent support never happened and they often held me to ransom refusing to release orders without full rent payments. At the time the rents were over £1000 per week on each pub and we were trading at just over £2,000 a week so not hard to work out why struggling. I ended up putting around 50k of my own money in as each week unless i paid the rent on both, i couldnt have any beer and if bought from somewhere else they would fine me then refuse the next weeks order until that was paid!!! They never so much as kncocked a penny off anything, i paid full cost on rent for both pubs for the 15 months it took them to transfer in to my name despite having my name on nothing. they lied to me about what rent deal they would do on the new lease and also refused to give me proper credit terms etc. as a result and having at their insistance put a brand new deposit down on what was already my pub my cash flow took a battering and im now on the brink of closing altogether. various people i have spoken to have told me that they should not have let me trade for the 15 months it took to transfer then pub into my name as the tenancy was in my husbands ltd company name which legally shouldnt have traded after he died since he was the sole director And my name was not on anything. Is this true and if so can i do anything about it now? thanks...S
  24. Hi all. I've received a Notice of Enforcement from Marstons for a recent CCJ for my unpaid water bill. I was out of work for a while, recently back in full time work and trying to pull my head out of the sand. The notice states that if I don't pay or make a payment arrangement by 23rd June an officer will call. I tried calling the water company (United Utilities) first, and they referred me straight to Marstons. I called Marstons, made an offer to pay, first instalment on the 25th when I get paid and they have advised that an officer will still need to visit "to make sure that I can't pay the full amount". I asked the woman on the phone if this was necessary, as the letter stated I had to make a payment or an arrangement by the 23rd, which I have tried to do, and she said that it's just part of the process. I don't want someone to visit as it adds an extra £200 plus onto the debt. Does anyone know where I stand with this? I have every intention of repaying the debt, but could really do without them adding to it. Thanks in advance.
  25. Bailiff To Recover Big Windfall From Auction "A firm of bailiffs which recovers unpaid debts on behalf of the British taxman is eyeing a bumper windfall as it prepares to be sold by its private equity owners." Read more here http://news.sky.com/story/1546167/bailiff-to-recover-big-windfall-from-auction Is Marston being bought out? wow could be interesting original story via LACEF (Scoop) http://www.scoop.it/t/lacef-news
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