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A couple of months ago I received a letter from Rundles with regard to an outstanding Council Tax account. I made a small payment online to Rundles as it was all I could afford at the time, then heard nothing.

 

Yesterday upon checking my post box I found another letter from them saying it was "hand delivered today" but with no specific date and as I hadn't emptied my post box for a few days I don't know exactly what date it was delivered. I have a few queries with the letter:

 

"Your debt remains outstanding despite previous applications for payment" - as stated above, I have received one letter from this company and the payment I made has never been acknowledged.

 

"I called today with transportation to remove your goods. I shall be calling back within the next 2 working days, with the Police in attendance if necessary, to complete my task. This action will be taken without further notice." - as mentioned before, I do not know what day this letter was delivered and it has no date on so how can I judge the "next 2 working days" part? Also, as I understand from other posts on this forum, no goods can be removed until they have been levied and that has not happened - am I correct in this?

 

"Removal Bailiff in Charge: Mr xxxx" - I have looked up this name on the official register and there is a bailiff registered to Rundles with almost the same name, but one letter different (a similar example would be the surname on the letter being Todd, the name on the site being Tod), is this significant? Also, this particular bailiff's license is due to expire in the next 2 weeks.

 

Finally - there are no monetary figures on this letter, the only specific reference to the debt being the name of the council at the top, the whole thing seems very vague.

 

Any help or advice greatly appreciated, in the meantime I will keep all my windows and doors locked, will not answer the door to anyone I do not know and have cleared all items of any value from the garden.

 

Thanks in advance :)

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Hi magickat.

 

I've moved your post to start a new thread for you in the appropriate Forum.

 

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Also, as I understand from other posts on this forum, no goods can be removed until they have been levied and that has not happened - am I correct in this?

 

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You need to find out exactly what is owed to the Council and you do that by ringing them and asking

 

1 - how many Liability Orders they have against you

2 - the dates they were obtained

3 - the addresses they were for

4 - the period of time each covers

5 - how much each one was for

6 - how much is still outstanding

7 - the dates they were passed on for enforcement

 

if the bailiff has never been able to gain a levy inside or outside your home (the car is the norm) then you will need to add £42.50 to what is owed to cover his fees. Start to pay the Council direct via their automated services and make sure you do that on a regular basis ie: £10 every Thursday... more if you can afford, that will soon give you a history to not being a 'won't pay' and stops the Council pushing things further (order for committal)

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"I called today with transportation to remove your goods. I shall be calling back within the next 2 working days, with the Police in attendance if necessary, to complete my task. This action will be taken without further notice." - as mentioned before, I do not know what day this letter was delivered and it has no date on so how can I judge the "next 2 working days" part? Also, as I understand from other posts on this forum, no goods can be removed until they have been levied and that has not happened - am I correct in this?

 

 

What he has forgotten to tell you is that he can indeed remove some goods in your absence, and he does not have to give you any notice of his intention to visit - but only for any goods that may be lying outside - I do note you say you have moved all these. Until such time he can gain entry to your home he is full of hot air but as others have said you will incur some lawful fees.

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If you do as WD and PT suggest you will be OK, so don't leave garden furniture or anything outside of value that he could levy, bailiffs have levied Hanging baskets, and even a doormat, but these levies were judged to be invalid./ If he turns up and you are in you could film him through the letterbox even with a mobile phone, and no it isn't against the law to film him on your premises, no matter what rubbish he may spout about human rights and permission, to capture any threats or rantings of things he can do that are unlawful. it can be handy if you need to make a Formal complaint later.

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  • 2 years later...

I am seeking some advice regarding an outstanding council tax bill.

 

Last year I was in a house share that went bad financially owing to people not paying etc.

The council tax bill was in my name and that of one other, as we were the original tenants.

 

 

She moved out in January this year and I moved out in March.

 

 

Since then she was chased for what turned out to be an unpaid water bill and is dealing with that as I was unable to.

Now, she has received letters from Rundles regarding council tax.

 

I have agreed to deal with this and have contacted both Rundles and the council (by email) asking the account to be put in just my name

and I will pay by instalments.

 

 

Rundles have not responded to me and have chased my former housemate again, saying I hadnt been in touch.

 

The council have replied to me and say they will not change the account name.

So how should I proceed?

 

 

Should I begin making payments to the council direct, or to Rundles?

 

 

My former housemate is obviously concerned that the bailiffs are threatening to go to her home.

 

 

Furthermore, I am reluctant to provide a contact address to either the council

or Rundles as a friend is very kindly putting me up and I do not want any of this impacting her home.

 

I am willing to pay, I just want them to stop harassing my former housemate as she is a student

and has more than shouldered her share of the financial mess that resulted from our former home.

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