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Hi guys

 

I have a couple of questions regarding late payment of council tax and liability orders.

 

I've made a real mess of paying my council tax this year. No excuses really - I've just been rather disorganised lately. And now I'm paying for it!

 

I'm ashamed to say that I ignored Tower Hamlets initial council tax bill back in March, and then I also ignored the reminder they sent me at the end of April.

 

However when the court summons came through the letterbox, mid May, I paid my council tax in full (£796.90). But I didn't pay the additional 'costs' of £75, assuming that as I had paid all my council tax - a full two weeks before the scheduled court date - then the costs would be waived. Big mistake!

 

A few days after the court date I got a liability order 'for not paying your council tax'. The bill was for £95 (I guess that's the original £75 'costs', plus £20 further costs). However I ignored it - at the time I thought it was a mistake as I had paid my council tax in full.

 

Then there was nothing for a few weeks. I thought that Tower Hamlets had maybe realised their error and given up on chasing me. (Doh!)

 

So this morning I get a hardcore threatening letter from some bailiffs called Rundle and Co. The letter spooked me, so I went online and gave them what they were asking - £137.50. I have no idea what it's for, but I guess £95 of it gets divvied up between the court and Tower Hamlets, and the rest of it - £42.50 - is what the bailiffs charge for sending a letter.

 

A few questions:

 

1. I had it coming, didn't I?

 

2. They're all entitled to their money, right?

 

3. What kind of black marks do I now have against my name (re. credit ratings etc.)?

 

Many thanks for any info. This has ruined my weekend, but I've probably only got myself to blame.

 

Cheers

 

Elliot

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The £95.00 as you state appears to be Court Fees of £75.00 and I'm not sure about the £20 as I think the Liability Order should only be £3.00 which is then deducted from the £75.00.(Hopefully someone will be able to confirm this)

 

In respect with Council Tax Arrears, Bailiffs are not allowed to charge fees for sending a letter.The charges they appear to have applied are;

 

First Visit £24.50

 

Second visit £18.00

 

If you haven't had a visit from them they shouldn't be charging you anything.

 

They are not allowed to charge for any further visits unless they are attempting a levy.

 

Hopefully someone will be along soon to fill in the gaps and advice you what action you should take.

 

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Please note: I have no qualifications in this area and any advice offered is given in good faith.

 

 

http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/publications/Ombudsman-news/40/40_setoff.htm

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Many thanks for the helpful response. It was probably foolish of me to pay the full amount when I got the nasty letter from the bailiffs. I suspect they are billing me for visits that they never made. I'll speak to the council and the bailiffs tomorrow and report back.

 

Cheers

 

Elliot

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The bailiffs tell me that the fee of £42.50 is not related to any visits (they didn't make any), or to sending me a letter. It is their basic fee for handling a case.

 

The council tell me that £75 is the 'summons cost', and £20 is the 'liability hearing cost'.

 

Elliot

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then the bailiff is lying!!

get it back.

 

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If they are lying, I'd certainly like to get the money back.

 

But I'm not sure how I would go about it. (An invoice, followed by a court summons?)

 

The woman I spoke to at the bailiff's was adamant that the £42.50 was their standard basic fee for handling a case. (I do wonder - if they can't charge such a fee, how do they ever make any money?)

 

Cheers

 

Elliot

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