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    • In this type of managed block most of the owners/tenants have other places elsewhwere and only use them occasionally so the concierge service have keys to ensure the smooth running of the block. Now I would be tempted to fit an old fashioned lock as well as the swipe pass if you are there all fo the time (subject to any necessary permissions). after all, it is for your convenience, not theirs
    • No-one can represent you as far as the debt liability goes so the CAB might have given your creditors a sob strory but that is not a representation by you so means nothing as far as the SB clock goes. My mum could admit that I owe money to a creditor and offer to pay but there is no relationship between her and the creditor so whatever she said or did wouldnt chaneg that. Now bailiffs like to pile on the guilt in trying to get relative to cough up for debts that arent theirs but they dont get paid otherwise.
    • Well, if they're living and working then they wouldn't be taking any state benefits surely?  So I dont see any issue.   Of course, the universal wage for all would eradicate any ill feeling towards people, and this constant narrative that someone is taking something from someone.  That's my real issue with capitalism if we move on slightly - we're all on different levels of the pyramid and most people are constantly looking over their shoulder at what the person next to them has.  Tory's talk about labour indulging in the politics of envy, but it's actually the capitalist free market system they have created which fuels this hatred towards other people.  I think that capitalism promotes competition and as such envy plays a big role in every one of us because we're all competing with one another...  better house, better car, better this and that.   Ask yourself if you'd be worried about an immigrant taking what you perceive to be yours by rights if there wasn't a more level playing field and people were treated equally regardless of where they were born/skin colour/gender etc?  People can't seriously be happy living like this.. constantly mistrusting, looking over your shoulder, paranoid, angry...
    • Could be a conflict of interest but if a family owned co you are not likely to get anyone else. can be someone of the same level. in all my years involved in union activity I have never met a licensed union chairman so mehtinks that you would be better off seeking independent advice or speak to the current branch officers of the union that has recognition/representation . If the confusion shown in your posts is translated into the workplace grievance procedures you may well end up worse off than with a simple and coherent presentation of your case so get someone else to be with you, ideally someone with the authority to actually represent you or the managers will fiond it difficult to undershatnd what it is you want
    • The result of not attending is already known to you. They will continue and the no show will count against you and may be worthy of dismissal in itself As for handing in your notice- too late, they are not obliged to accept it when a disciplinary hearing  is in the offing.
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Hi to my old friends back here again to try and help some more.

 

The story goes: a young man who works for me told me this morning that he had been visited by Marsdens with a warrant following him being late with a payment for a court fine balance £311 now gone upto £611

 

Young mans parents stressed and no money in the family to pay for anything

YM asks sister to take on a wonga loan to help out , sister does but will cost £80 per month for £300 loan

 

I told sister I would help and asked her to repay loan and I would loan to YM interest free

 

I ring the bailiff posing as concerned dad asking for time to pay -No help there from bailiff (what a surprise) fees are set by the courts says he Pay up or else!!!

 

I ring the court asking about the fees - nothing to do with us say court speak to the bailiffs I dont accept this and am given a 0845 number to ring costing £ loads per minute and told to speak to the court collection/payments section

is there an alternative number I can call from my mobile-no is the reply I look up an alternative number and call free from my mobile!!!

 

After 10 minutes hanging on to my free telephone number that woukd have cost £5 I speak to a lady who goes on to read YMs account and tells us he is upto date although he missed 1 payment this was made up the following month with a double payment! !!

She goes on to say the warrant should not have been issued! ! RESULT!!!! Warrant cancelled! !

 

£400 saved by a family with little or no resources 10 days before Xmas stress gone fine paid in full as loan from me to YM

 

I ring the bailiff to tell him. " not my fault only doing my job " says he

After a few minutes of me winding him up I hang up on him

 

 

High 5 with YM

 

an afternoon of whistling and jovialty ensues

 

 

Moral of the story

1/never believe anything a bailiff says or does

2/ challenge everything

3/ always ask for help on this site

4/ dont lose heart and never give in to them

 

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This is a very nice outcome - thank you for sharing :)


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Long time no hear but shows the touch is still there, no doubt you are someones favourite Father Xmas this year.


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Welllll helloooo there ........its good to see you back in touch.....and what a lovely entry you made. Another bailiff with a leg missing from his xmas turkey, I love the thought of that.....but the moral of your story certainly stands up on all four counts.

 

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Great story. :) you'll must have great karma after that.


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Very true, and a good result but a scrooge bailiff is unlikely to be swayed by Marleys ghost, or the ghosts of Christmas Past Present and Future. "Are there no prisons, no workhouses" he will cry, "to send the debtor to after I clear the house out"! So even better that ohitsonlyme wound him up.


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Good to be back in the fight thanks guys for your kind words,

it was you and this site that gave this family a bit of a boost

 

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i read it, and from what i can gather is the courts messed up, not the bailiff

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i read it, and from what i can gather is the courts messed up, not the bailiff

 

But a bailiff went out anyway, and the amount seemingly doubled, and debtor was hassled into attempting to borrow, or get sister to borrow, is that right and proper?

"YM asks sister to take on a wonga loan to help out , sister does but will cost £80 per month for £300 loan"

 

Yes fines should be paid, but punishing with setting the Sheriff of Nottingham's finest on debtors, is not the way in a civilised society.


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Sgt bush,I understand what you are saying but the system is broken with bailiffs acting in cavalier ways not listening to simple hard working people , yes YM made a mistake and was punsihed by the courts he was making amends and he is the hardest working lad ive come across he is also dyslexic and had no real understanding of his rights

If the bailiff had listened to him and taken some action rather than trying to take his meagre belongings then I would have some trust in the system however the bailiff was only interested in his coin.

 

When I spoke to YM it was clear something was wrong with the warrant, yes bailiffs hear this all the time but how many innocents pay unknowingly with all of their worldly goods that willbe sold for a pittance and leave the debtor still owing money

 

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Sgt bush,I understand what you are saying but the system is broken with bailiffs acting in cavalier ways not listening to simple hard working people , yes YM made a mistake and was punsihed by the courts he was making amends and he is the hardest working lad ive come across he is also dyslexic and had no real understanding of his rights

If the bailiff had listened to him and taken some action rather than trying to take his meagre belongings then I would have some trust in the system however the bailiff was only interested in his coin.

 

When I spoke to YM it was clear something was wrong with the warrant, yes bailiffs hear this all the time but how many innocents pay unknowingly with all of their worldly goods that willbe sold for a pittance and leave the debtor still owing money

 

Onlyme

 

How many especially HMCS bailiffs from Marstons when faced with a debtor who has moved or they got the wrong address forced coin from the third party under duress? Quite a few I'll be bound.

 

Hope they don't call on me by mistake, the guard cat will have 'em, and the police cannot do me for the actions of the cat when it assaults the bailiff by ripping his leg to shreds.


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I think this thread highlights the importance of never believing a word of what any certificated bailiff or bailiff company under contract to HMCTS says. ALWAYS contact the HMCTS Enforcement Manager for the court involved, in the first instance and, if necessary, the Regional HMCTS Contracts Manager, too. As the OP did in this case, contacted the Finance Unit, it showed someone had cocked-up. All respect to the OP for their presence of mind and guile.

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The problem is that a large number of people being chased by bailiffs are brain washed by the system and believe that the system takes care of them and so dont know any better and simply accept what a bailiff says as correct.

I have a healthy disrespect for the banks,local government and authority in general so when I got into trouble early in the recession I was lucky to find Cag and started to develop limited skills in fighting back

The young man and his family didn't know who to turn to and were petrified that the bailiff would take everything they own including xmas tree and beds, such is the fear that tv and media create

The bailiff should have listened and gone back to check if all was in order, after all marsdens had added £300 in fees this would more than cover a checking of the facts.

 

Oh shouts the bailiff I have heard it all before from you dirty rotten lying debtors, and so ignores the facts presented to him

 

If as in this case it is only 1 in a hundred or even 500 that has been distrained wrongly then that one person and whole family should not be victims.

Had the Wonga loan been fully taken up I doubt that YM or his sister could have repaid and so a vicious circle ensues

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Until I intervened a short term solution to a problem that should not have been there was about to become a major catastrophe

 

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Exactly so!


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You think how much real misery they cause, and they are not even allowed to do it and it is getting worse

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I'm a 63yr old newbie - gr8 story, gives hope for us mere mortals - Thank you.

 

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I'm a 63yr old newbie - gr8 story, gives hope for us mere mortals - Thank you.

 

Hi thebuggersmoved ..welcome.gif to cag.

 

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I'm a 63yr old newbie - gr8 story, gives hope for us mere mortals - Thank you.

 

Welcome aboard:cheer2:


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