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Afternoon all, first post on here. Need some help really.


Didn't pay council tax because I'm a 24 year old child.

Didn't set up a payment plan with Birmingham city council quick enough, so went to equita, did set up a plan with them which I thought was by direct debit. Apparently not, as I didn't pay them 7 days ago they've sent a bailiff out to my house today who put a notice after taking control of goods on my car. However this car is on finance, the reg they've written is wrong and on all correspondence they've called me Lexxx my names Lxxx.


Anyway, have tried calling bailiff multiple times to let them know that where I rent is rented fully furnished and that the car is on finance so they don't turn up again tomorrow and try and charge me for them and their tow truck. Which I'm guessing they will %100 do. I've rang 5 times,eft a voicemail asking them to call me back and have sent a text informing them. If they do bring a truck tomorrow would they still be able to charge me for it?


What do I do and how do I go about getting them to set up a reasonable repayment plan?


My original debt was £668.94


Today they added on a compliance stage fee: £75 and an enforcement stage fee: £225

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Hello and welcome to CAG.


I've removed most of your name so this stay anonymous for you. I suspect that a slight mis-spelling of your name won't make any difference, but the forum guys will tell you. They should be along later.


My best, HB

Illegitimi non carborundum




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The slight error in your first name would not be sufficient to invalidate the enforcement or the Liability Order. The notice that the bailiff has left is a statutory one. Could you post back to let us know what the title of the document is. The number plate has to be accurate and the notice also has to provide other information about he make, model and colour of the car.


It is not necessarily the case that all vehicles are exempt if they are on finance and each case has to be looked at individually. For instance:


When was the finance taken out?


How much is the agreement for?


When does the agreement end?


How much deposit was paid?

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No need to tell them that where you rent is fully furnished

There is no right of entry

No locksmith

You do not need to let them in either

Keep them out


Did you not receive notice from council about court summons

What about bailiff letters before the visit

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