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    • Is it just that? Oh I thought it was because of all the effort he and others made to rightly bring DCBL to court. But he just got lucky there I suppose. Lucky he didn't bring his complaint to this forum first because if he had of done, he'd be £10K poorer right now. And for something that Peterbard describes as benefitting from being newsworthy, I am struggling to find all the news reports that refer to it.       Confucius  say "he who backpedals, falls off bike."    I'm not surprised in the least that you, a gold account holder on this forum, would adopt a dismissive attitude to this well deserved victory in court against DCBL, however I'm curious as to why you opted to reduce the issues at stake to being 'simply' about ' the EA fell foul of the regulation which defines "relevant premises".   That certainly wasn't any argument that Iain Gould furthered and he's a civil actions lawyer whom, dare I say it, know a hell of a lot more about trespass and misuse of private information than you do.   The judge never mentioned "relevant premises" either. Not during the hearing or in his judgement. And you never mentioned it either prior to know. In fact, in the original  in the original 2018 thread you even went so far as to suggest that whatever address was on the writ was irrelevant because, "interestingly, if the address is not  a requirement it would not be possible to sue the bailiff for wrong attendance under section 66."   Not that your wrongfully held opinion that non debtors are also subject to the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 matters, because as I had already pointed out in the first video because the claimant wasn't suing for wrong attendance under section 66.   He sued for trespass. Part 66 never applied to him because he was not the debtor and never had been. You and the likes of DCBL can disregard that obvious point as much as you like, but bailiffs do not have a blanket immunity from trespass.   Have a look at the article Iain Gould has written on his blog about the case. It might help you understand the tort of trespass in some small way, and might help you adopt a more balanced approach to those poor sods who owed no debt and have had their homes raided and their privacy breached by EAs, and then - to add insult to injury - they come to you looking for help.   What makes it worse is that your defective understanding of when an Enforcement Agents action can give rise to trespass is backed up by your site team members who think it's their job to echo your mistakes not by justifying what you say - because they can't - but by making defamatory remarks at the expense of those who give the 'correct advice'.   Unlike you and your team members I don't hide behind the protection of anonymity. Nobody can hold you to account if you get it wrong, or heaven forbid, if it turns out you  have been working for a firm of debt collectors all along. To add to this, you don't seem to care much about removing libellous remarks from your forum when a legitimate complaint is raised.   To respond to Bank Fodders comment that "At some point in the video it has screenshots of this forum and the narrative suggests that some people agree that an enforcement agent has the power to enter into a property to check on identity. I think that it is intended that the CAG is associated with this belief."   Seriously? I have to point it out to you.   Maybe it has something to do with key members of this forum smearing me on the original thread by saying how wrong my narrative was and then implying I was a Freeman of the Land.   Maybe it had something to do with Gold Member Peter Bard leaving this comment on the same thread that stated:   "The point I was trying to make is that the EA will not be as interested in paperwork as in physical proof that the debtor does or does not live there.   As said there is no requirement for an address on a warrant, in fact the debtor may live at several addresses and the bailiff may attend to serve at any of them. The warrant is against the debtor, not the debtor at an address. It requires only enough info to identify the person.( see CPR wherever it is).   The bailiff will be much more interested in getting in and checking for clothes in wardrobes, sleeping accommodation, letters etc."   I'm sorry if that wasn't enough for you to justify me bringing that point up in the video. I did consider coming here before I completed it and asking those members if they intended to maintain their position that the Enforcement Agent had acted within the law but strangely the forum account I had used to make my first and only posting on this forum in 2018 - to counter the smears - would not allow me to sign in.   Far be it from me to draw any conclusions about my input not being welcome here, I figured Peterbard and some of the key members here would use their creative skills at providing a blanket immunity from civil liability for all EAs by misinterpreting key legislation in their behalf.    It looks like I was right about that also. Unfortunately I have given in to temptation, and am choosing to respond, even though I know how utterly futile it is.
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I'm new to the forums, and although I've run a search I didn't find this advice anywhere, so I thought I'd share it with you. For the last year or so, I've been dealing with a very nice and helpful (yes there are some out there!) bailiff from Rundles about some unpaid council tax. She has always worked with me and allowed me to pay what I can afford, when I can afford it.

 

However, due to some problems with work, I fell back into arrears and didn't pay at all for a number of months. My fault entirely, but as many others do, I buried my head in the sand and hoped it would go away. Rundles then sent a new bailiff. He was extremely rude, extremely threatening, and had me in tears yesterday claiming that he had the legal right to break into my house and take my property, whether or not I was there. Having not discovered these forums as yet, I was terrified and assumed that he could do as he said. I called Rundles directly to ask if I could speak to someone in the office, but the only thing they would do is put me straight back to his phone.

 

Luckily, I still had the number of the other bailiff. I called her and asked her what I should do. She told me to call the council and explain the situation and tell them I wanted my account transferred back to her, which I did. Within an hour, she had my account back, I explained the whole situation to her and we worked out a new - and affordable - repayment plan. She mentioned that she personally had received a LOT of complaints about the bailiff in question, that he always used intimidation and scare tactics. Unfortunately, both the council offices and the people at Rundles thought he was lovely. One personality for them, one for us.

 

So if anyone else has had their account transferred from someone they CAN work with to someone who is very intimidating, call the council immediately. Explain the situation and get your account transferred back. They will do it, and it will save you untold heartache.

 

Of course, if I'd known about these forums yesterday, I could have saved myself a lot of problems in the first place...:-D

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You have of course asked Rundles for a breakdown of the charges they have made against you? Have you let them into your home and have the carried out a levy or otherwised levied/seized any other goods and if so could you list them?

 

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You have of course asked Rundles for a breakdown of the charges they have made against you? Have you let them into your home and have the carried out a levy or otherwised levied/seized any other goods and if so could you list them?

 

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I hadn't asked for a breakdown until last Friday when I first discovered these forums, but it's done now! They have never carried out a levy or been inside my home, nor have I ever signed anything for them.

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Just because they are nice doesn't mean to say they aren't ripping you off. Pleased to hear you have now asked for a breakdown.

 

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