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Hi,

 

Im here on behalf of a friend who needs some help. Bailiffs turn up today to remove her car or sieze her car s they call it.

 

 

She owes about £400 previous years council tax and 800 for this years. She has been making payments of 10 per week to the bailiff but did not realize that that plan was only in effect for 11 weeks she has been paying this since Jan 12th paying back 360 in total.

 

Bailiffs added 230 pound for their call today which is outrageous.

 

 

I have told her to go to the council tomorrow, she is a single mother and offer to make a payment each week along along with proof that she has been trying to clear the arrears.

 

Just need advise on where to go next?

 

Thanks in advance

T

 

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Is she working, or wholly reliant on benefits? if on benefits may well be classed as vulnerable as per the national guidelines which councils and bailiffs should follow but prefer not to:

Vulnerable situations

 Enforcement agents/agencies and creditors must recognise that

they each have a role in ensuring that the vulnerable and socially

excluded are protected and that the recovery process includes

procedures agreed between the agent/agency and creditor about

how such situations should be dealt with. The appropriate use of

discretion is essential in every case and no amount of guidance

could cover every situation, therefore the agent has a duty to

contact the creditor and report the circumstances in situations

where there is evidence of a potential cause for concern. If

necessary, the enforcement agent will advise the creditor if further

action is appropriate. The exercise of appropriate discretion is

needed, not only to protect the debtor, but also the enforcement

agent who should avoid taking action which could lead to

accusations of inappropriate behaviour.

 

 Enforcement agents must withdraw from domestic premises if the

only person present is, or appears to be, under the age of 18; they

can ask when the debtor will be home - if appropriate.

 

 Enforcement agents must withdraw without making enquiries if the

only persons present are children who appear to be under the age

of 12.

 

 Wherever possible, enforcement agents should have

arrangements in place for rapidly accessing translation services

when these are needed, and provide on request information in

large print or in Braille for debtors with impaired sight.

 

 Those who might be potentially vulnerable include:

 the elderly;

 people with a disability;

 the seriously ill;

 the recently bereaved;

 single parent families;

 pregnant women;

 unemployed people; and,

 those who have obvious difficulty in understanding, speaking or

reading English.

 

As she owes around £1200 the bailiffs would need to levy £12,000 of goods to be sold at auction to clear the debt, as this may be unlikely, given the circumstancesis the car worth much? If there are insufficient goods to levy which would cover all fees, cost of removal and sale, and a portion of the debt the bailiff should have returned the account to the council nulla bono insufficient goods, they don't because they are greedy for fees.

 

Have they actually seized the car, and listed it on a Notice Of Seizure he should have left with her?

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ok managed to get the council to agree a new repayment scheme even though B & S are not willing to talk to her of which is now 20 per week.

we have treid to get the council to take the debt back on rather then have it with B & S any idea on how to do this

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