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    • Hello fellow Gaggers.   I did what you all suggested and asked for my CCA from all the Companies/DCA’s involved. These were sent by first class to sign for on 6 June 2022. They all received and signed for these letters on either 7 or 8 June 2022.   None have come back with a signed by me CCA or relevant documents. Here are the replies I received are as follows:   BPO Collections, received a reply on 17 June with their letter dated 14 June, no CCA received by 27 June.   Dear ***** Please find your postal order for £1. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept this as we don’t charge for this. I have requested all the information you have asked for, once our client has responded we will send this over. Yours Sincerely, John McNamee.   Cabot Financial, received a reply on 17 June with their letter dated 14 June, no CCA received by 28 June.   Dear ***** Thank you for your request for information under sections 77-79 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Unfortunately, we do not have the relevant information on file, so we will be requesting a copy of the credit agreement and terms and conditions from your original lender, as well as a statement of your account. This may take some time, but we will write to you within the next 12 days with an update, (their 12 days regarding an update is today 4 July, no post from them has been received).   You still have an outstanding balance of £****.** and you currently do not have a plan in place with us. We would like to discuss the available options with you and find you an affordable solution for this account. Yours Sincerely, Stephen Shaw.     NCO Europe, received a reply on 13 June their letter dated 8 June, no CCA received by 27 June.   Dear Sir/Madam (can’t even get my gender right). Thank you for your request and payment for a copy of your CCA which we received today and have forwarded to your creditor. Your creditor has advised us that they no longer require payment for this (postal order for £1.00), therefore we are returning it to you. You will receive the CCA in due course If you have any queries blah blah blah……………… Yours Sincerely, Joanne Perry.   PRA Group, received a reply on 17 June with their letter dated 14 June, no CCA received by 28 June.   Dear ***** I am in receipt of your letter in relation to the above (request for my CCA) and have requested the required information. Until this is received, I have placed your account on hold which will cease any further collections activity until further notice. PRA Group UK Ltd do not charge any fee to carry out this request, I am therefore returning this payment (postal order for £1.00) to you. We will contact you to provide an update as soon as possible but if you have any questions, please contact us blah blah blah……………………………… Yours sincerely, Carissa Rae.   Idem Servicing, received a reply on 18 June with their letter dated 16 June, no CCA received by 27 June.   Dear ***** Thank you for your request pursuant to sections 77-79 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Unfortunately, we are unable to supply a copy of the credit agreement at present and acknowledge that until we do so the agreement cannot be enforced. We have contacted the original lender for a copy and if available it will be sent to you under separate cover in compliance with your request.   The balance of your account is still outstanding and we will continue to pursue this debt which will include any arrears and defaults with the credit reference agencies. We can confirm the balance of your account of £****.** remains due and payable and we will continue to contact you to discuss repayment proposals. In the meantime, we attach a statement of account detailing the transaction history. You are free to take whatever action you consider appropriate but we will not be releasing you from any obligation under the agreement. Yours sincerely, Rebecca Harper.   Rather than scan and post the letters I have received from the DCA’s I have typed out the main points of each reply I received. All have failed to send me a true, signed by me, with attached terms and conditions (at the time of signing) a valid Consumer Credit Agreement. Most of each letter seems to contain bluff and bluster, and veiled threats. One note of concern, would any of this come to bite me in the rear end, should I fail to pay them any more money, with regard to the credit reference agencies? I await your more knowledgeable responses.   Allets.
    • Well done. Different shops have different staff.  For customer service in future look at sainsburys. I know the CEO is the same. 
    • Hiya, just to update you, they've now posted another enforcement notice - with a deadline of next week before action - to my new address. Presumably found that via the court document? I've not had any acknowledgement from the court of my new N245.    I need to check whether the deposit that was in dispute is still sitting with mydeposits so I will dig out the paperwork this week.  Also wondering whether it is worth going for an IVA if the court don't agree to my recent offer.   Meanwhile, if they turn up I will talk to them through the door.    
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council tax bill generated for single person on IS. while waiting for council to receive (approx 1 month) info from DWP re the IS, the council issued a summons to court for one payment for one month.

 

once informed that IS was in place they agreed to withdraw the summons and then passed a charge of £77.00 on to the claimant! also refused to repay the full months payment the claimant borrowed and paid on receiving the summons. council also refuses to refund the sum paid as a small sum of less than ten pounds is payable monthly due to adult son still at home.

 

also - providing evidence of someone else in households income?? is this possible when not the claimant and nothig to do with the claim.:(

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Technically they are within their rights to charge - under legislation awaiting benefits is not a reason to not make payments you have been billed for - however, it is good practice for councils to write off costs if benefits have covered the charge in full.

 

Any other resident in the property has to be assessed on the benefit claim to see if the income they have will affect the claim as they may be deemed to be able to contribute towards household costs.

 

If the person is not resident on the household then you need to speak to the council ASAP to find out what has happened with the claim and to get it amended.

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hi thanks for this - I see, however, the charge has now been returned as an error, also, when the months full council tax payment has been received, it does seen odd to send out a summons, - also withdrawn now as an error.

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Is there a definition of 'household' that is different to that of living within the same dwelling.

 

For example, if Bill Gates is my flatmate, why should it affect my income. He doesn't give me any money.

 

This sounds like a flawed rule unless household means family group.

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