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Dear forum,

 

I've been recently receiving summary warrant letters (one of them has been handed-in in person) from Scott&Co sheriffs claiming I owe over £1300 in Council Tax. This is amount that would cover more than 12 months CT for the property I've been staying in for just 4 months!

 

The truth is, I haven't paid (I'm the sole person responsible for CT) CT because I work too few hours and can't get any benefits as I'm non-UK (I don't even pay the rent right now due to lack of sensible income, got a very understanding LL).

 

I've looked through posts on the forum but it's not very clear to me what course of action would be best:

 

a/ Should I ask Scott&Co to prove I owe the debt of £1300 and if I do (which is not true, it's much smaller amount), what is the amount and have them explain what the summary warrant is and why did they issue one. After all, I haven't been summoned to the court?

 

b/ Ask the City Council if they'd consider writing my current CT debt off?

 

c/ Or, should I pursue, at the same time, a and b options?

 

It would be great if someone could point me to the relevant templates - again, I have looked through the forum but couldn't locate the right templates apart from a template asking City Council to write off the debt.

 

Thanks,

K.

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urm..

you are in Scotland

scott and co are not a DCA

they are Sherriff officers and can arrest your wages/bank account

 

 

better deal with this pretty quick.

 

 

dx


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Hi dx100uk,

 

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'm in Scotland. Regarding arresting my wages, I have so little in my account (and get paid so little) that there's nothing to arrest. Thanks for suggestion, though. Anyway, how shall I proceed?

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Hi,

 

Council tax is paid in monthly instalments. If you miss a payment, the council will send you a reminder giving you seven days to pay the outstanding amount, if you do not pay the outstanding amount within seven days, you will lose your right to pay in instalments and become liable to pay the outstanding amount for the whole financial year.

 

Regarding the Summary Warrant, the council have applied to the sheriff court for one. A summary warrant is a certificate from the sheriff court stating the amount of council tax you owe. The council also have to obtain from court a charge for payment before they can recover the money owed from you.

 

You will not be told that the council are applying for a summary warrant and you will not be given the opportunity to negotiate with the court before it is granted. The summary warrant will be granted automatically and you will only know about it when you receive a copy of it in the post.

 

Have you made any payments towards your council tax.


 
 

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council might be your best bet

you seriously need to deal with this

 

 

all non priority debts need to be dropped to £1PCM.

 

 

if you've been in the property from april and you've not paid your CTAX since then

they are sadly entitled to demand the whole year now.


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If you live on your own you can have your council tax bill, including the water and sewerage charge, reduced by 25%.


 
 

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