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Hi guys im sure I no this but when can the bailiff charge a van fee is it ONLY when they do infact move goods in it or on it if its a flat bed Equita say they charged an atending to remove fee to move my wifes car from the drive thanks guys

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Council tax, no such fee is allowed.

 

Parking tickets regulations (The Enforcement of Road Traffic Debts (Certificated Bailiffs) Regulations 1993) provides for reasonable costs for bringing a van to an address with a view to transporting goods belonging to the debtor in it. If no goods belonging to the debtor are transported in the van or the van is owned by the bailiff or his firm and he has already charged the debtor a separate visit fee as prescribed elsewhere in the regulations then reasonable costs = £0.00. Operative word is costs, its not a fee.

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What is exactly your problem with them ?


So whats cooking today ?

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Check out my thread on page 2 can some one post council tax regulation and enforcment link can't remember but I thought I read they can charge resonable costs when no goods are moved please help I'm getting confused now

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Ok guys had a letter from Equita saying why a £130 enforcment fee was charged they say a bailiff called with a van with a view to remove goods it says {where following the levy where goods are not removed} these atendance charges are coverd under header c of the council tax administration and enforcement regulations is this right please help none of my goods were actuly moved and never have been thanks guys

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i am having a similar prob regarding van fees i was charged £225 for a van which never came and told by the council that it was with a view to remove goods...

have been told that yes they can charge van fees only if a levy has been made and even if they do not remove goods which i always thought that they had to remove goods to charge for the van fee have been looking round but cant get a proper answer on this as a lot of peopls views are different where ever you go...if you find anything out that you think is right please let me know thanks

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Council tax, no such fee is allowed.

 

Parking tickets regulations (The Enforcement of Road Traffic Debts (Certificated Bailiffs) Regulations 1993) provides for reasonable costs for bringing a van to an address with a view to transporting goods belonging to the debtor in it. If no goods belonging to the debtor are transported in the van or the van is owned by the bailiff or his firm and he has already charged the debtor a separate visit fee as prescribed elsewhere in the regulations then reasonable costs = £0.00. Operative word is costs, its not a fee.

apparently yes they can charge van fees for council tax i asked the council for a screenshot of the charges on my account and they said that £225 was for van fees with a intention of removing goods now surely if they went aloud to add them charges the council would know wouldn't they?????not saying you are wrong but am getting such mixed replies dont know if im coming or going with this one lol

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the council tell as many porkies as the baliffs

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I'm not 100% sure but I thought they were allowed to charge a van fee but only if a walking posession and levy had been done previously - I believed these cannot be done on the same day as the attendance with a van. Also the charges have to be reasonable i.e. what it would cost you to hire the same van size from a rental company for the time they were at your premises.

 

I stand to be corrected though

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The Distress for Rent Rules 1988Uksi_19882050_en_034.gifi wonder if this apples to council tax as well as rent

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No it doesn't.

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thanks for reply

 

I would think there has to be something that beaks down van charges will have to keep looking

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There is no regs IFAIK that prescribe costs for turning up with a van with a view to remove. As the law already provides for bailiffs to charge a fee for making the visit, there are no reasonable costs.

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There is no regs IFAIK that prescribe costs for turning up with a van with a view to remove. As the law already provides for bailiffs to charge a fee for making the visit, there are no reasonable costs.

so does that mean that they can charge whatever they like????

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No. it means reasonable costs. Its not a fee and its not for financial gain.

 

If the bailiff makes a gain for himself or another then he commits fraud by charging a van fee where no goods are removed while charging a separate fee for making the visit.

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but does header c of the council tax administration and enforcement regulation provide for this

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It provides reasonable costs. These are not fees and not for bailiffs to make a financial gain.

 

It means if the bailiff can show it has cost him physical money to obtain a van and bring it to an address he can ask for costs. If the bailiff has already charged a fee to make a visit then there are no costs because he has made his money from the fees because he can turn up in a vehicle of his own choice. He cannot charge a fee if his choice is a van where the bailiff has no intention of transporting any goods (e.g. the property is locked up, empty, not available to the bailiff or the debtor does not live there).

 

This is my last post on this thread.

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there was no fee added for the visit just the van which was supossed to come back at 5 o clock i sat round all day having panick attacks waiting and waiting for him but there was no show no phone call nothing for a few weeks then the letters started coming saying that they were on their way out....

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happy contrils thanks for all your help and advice you are a star..

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Ok cool to try and cut a long story short a bailiff came to my home 1st and 2nd time then some months later came again then applied a levy on a car parked outside and charged me for that levy then some weeks later came back with a vehicle with a view to remove goods they say. i have had a copy of the form 7 and it shows the car + key and documents it says. now this IS infact an invalid levy they have acknolaged this but i am trying to prove fraud as I KNOW no bailiff came with a flat bed or car transporter to take the car away so whats my next move

thanks all

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ask them to prove the visit - they won't be able to

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But for them to say sorry seems we cant prove the visit does not constitute fraud

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Also what about levy and atending to remove on the same day is this alowed thx again guys

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no they cant make the two charges on the same day or so i have been told

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