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Ive just been given a final notice by the Marston Group. I have never received a letter from them and they have said they are coming back tomorrow to collect the money which I do not have.


The fine is from a magistarate court for failure to disclose driver information which I had done and only two weeks ago was told that my case would be assessed with the judge. I have not heard anything since until today.


Do they have the right to break in and can I pay them in instalments as I cannot afford this?


ANy help or guidance will be appreciated.



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Hi guys i forgot to mention i dont mind paying this but i cant do at the end of the month as all my funds have gone to arrange a funeral.


Please any guidance will really help

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Can you contact the court in question, and find out what is going on? While you're at it, tell them about this "visit". You should have paperwork from the court if a bailiff has been appointed, so let the court know what is happening!!

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I called up the court this morning and they said the appeal was refused and a letter had been sent out on the 3rd June. THis has not arrived yet and it is only the 5th now. They are saying it is out of thei hands!!!

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Well, until you receive the letter from the court, there is nothing that the bailiff can do.. they will try, but IF they turn up, refuse them entry, and say you are waiting from contact from the court. Make sure ALL access to the property is secured, and well.. don't even answer the door (hide!! lol). It will give you a little bit of breathing space at least, until somebody can come in and give you some more useful advice.


Sorry I can't help more.

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I'm not sure when he's available, but send a PM to Tomtubby, directing him to this thread and asking for some advice. He's good with the bailiff side of things.

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Something is really wrong here!!


Have the court confirmed what date the warrant was issued to Marstons ?

Was it on 2nd June?


Did you receive a visit from Marston or have you received a letter?


If you received a letter have you kept a copy of the envelope? I ask this because we have now received so many complaints that letters are being sent 2nd class with the letter enclosed dated up to 7 days BEFORE the postmark and many times the letter is arriving AFTER the bailiff has visited.


The letter fee that Marston can charge is £50.


Can you let me know and I will respond asap.

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Hi tomtubby thank you for responding.


The court havent confirmed the date the warrant was issued. I can ask. I just got off the phone to them and they saidn they cannot ask Marston to stop now as appeal was rejected. There was no letter sent by Marston only a door drop yesterday saying that he would call one day this week again to take my goods.

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Hi tomtubby just wanted to say a quick thank you for the call last night and look forward to hearing from you.Please let me know if you need any further information.





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