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Hi everyone,

 

After graduating uni I have applied to a Master scholarship and I have been given one.

The university agreed to pay for my full master course and I was to cover 350 hrs of internship during the whole year course.

 

A few months into my degree I had to defer due to health issues.

 

At the time they were encouraging and advised me to freeze the course for a few months and then decide if I want to come back depending on how I feel.

 

When the time came I decided to not continue it and as they heard this they told me I have to pay for the first semester as I did not do enough internship hours to cover that (£1130).

 

 

Initially I said I am willing to pay but I would like to see the terms and conditions of the scholarship in the case of a referral and our contract signed. There was no contract and no terms and conditions.

 

 

the only thing they have provided me with was a time sheet where it shows how many hours I've worked as an intern and threats that if I do not pay they will send my details to their debt collectors agency.

 

Please note I never said I will not pay,

I just said I will but I need to see the contract and conditions first and make sure that is the case.

 

Next email came from Controlaccount PLC asking me to pay them £1330 on behalf of University College Birmingham.

I have ignored their emails and calls until now,

 

 

yesterday I received a letter for the first time.

threatening me that if I do not pay in 14 days they will apply for a CCJ

and I will have to pay for court charges plus other fees too.

 

My question is,

can they really apply for a CCJ,

and if they do will this immediately affect my credit score

or only in the case that I do not pay in 30 days after the court decision.

 

 

I am planning to apply for a mortgage in the future and this worries me.

 

Thank you very much in advance.

 

Alex

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Control Account are a POWERLESS DCA

they CANNOT get a CCJ against you

only the UNI.

 

 

read the letter properly it wont say WILL anywhere.

 

 

As for your other questions

send the demand for the signed agreement etc etc to the uni admin Dept.


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Control Account are a POWERLESS DCA

they CANNOT get a CCJ against you

only the UNI.

 

 

read the letter properly it wont say WILL anywhere.

 

 

As for your other questions

send the demand for the signed agreement etc etc to the uni admin Dept.

 

 

Thank you very much for your reply,DX!

Indeed they say a lot "will" or "could". However I've heard they can apply for a CCJ if the Uni gave them the right to.

 

While with regards to the other questions concerning the agreement or contract, I asked them various times and they just told me that I have to pay. And that I have tha handbook where conditions are stated. But the welcome handbook cannot replace a contract or signed agreement,can it?

 

Thank you again!

 

Alex

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Was this (by their definitions!) a scholarship, or a fee waiver?.

Was this their "Masters intern's bursary"?

http://www.ucb.ac.uk/learning-and-support-services/scholarships-and-fee-waivers/masters-intern-bursary.aspx

 

How many hours did you work?. Are they giving you any credit towards what the allege you owe for the work that you did do??

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The uni will never allow a silly dca to take legal action on their behalf.


Any advice i give is my own and is based solely on personal experience. If in any doubt about a situation , please contact a certified legal representative or debt counsellor..

 

 

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Hi Bazzas.Thank you for your reply!

Yes it is their 'Masters intern bursary'.

I have worked 37hrs and they credited me with £10 per hour.

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Hi renegadeimp and thank you for your answer. But is it possible for the unu to take legal action even tho they have sold the debt to Controlaccount PLC ?

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They could. But thats why you have to do your homework and answer the questions the others are asking. This will allow them to give you the best advice to stopit in its tracks or file a defence IF one ever happens.


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They could. But thats why you have to do your homework and answer the questions the others are asking. This will allow them to give you the best advice to stopit in its tracks or file a defence IF one ever happens.

 

Not sure what questions you mean. I've answered everyone so far I believe. Unless is something I can't see...? Thank you!!

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CA don't buy debts

if you read their letters it says our client XYZ

they only CHASE

 

 

only the OWNER of a debt can take you to court.


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CA don't buy debts

if you read their letters it says our client XYZ

they only CHASE

 

 

only the OWNER of a debt can take you to court.

 

 

Thank you,DX! I've re-red the letter without panicking and you are right, they say they will advise the client to apply for CCJ.

 

However, how likely it is that the uni would really apply for one in this case ? Also,if they do apply but is no written agreement between us stating the terms and conditions, could they win?

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nothing signed by you not a hope in hell of winning a CCJ.

 

 

I cant find any examples of your uni issuing a court claim.

 

 

I would suspect as with other uni's they sell these debts on to the likes of HArwood and redwood

and they try.


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Uni debts are a VERY common writ of control these days, and I know that control account DO act on their behalf before and after ccj's are issued.

All I would say is be careful. Just because someone on here "guesses" you can safely ignore, I would suggest trying to get this matter sorted and if a claim form lands on your doorstep, deal with it as it wont be a bluff.

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of course already given that you don't ignore a claim form.

 

 

dx


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nothing signed by you not a hope in hell of winning a CCJ.

 

 

I cant find any examples of your uni issuing a court claim.

 

 

I would suspect as with other uni's they sell these debts on to the likes of HArwood and redwood

and they try.

 

Thank you. I'd hope this is the case...

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Uni debts are a VERY common writ of control these days, and I know that control account DO act on their behalf before and after ccj's are issued.

All I would say is be careful. Just because someone on here "guesses" you can safely ignore, I would suggest trying to get this matter sorted and if a claim form lands on your doorstep, deal with it as it wont be a bluff.

 

Hey!Thank you for your help on this matter.

I would like to get this matter sorted,however every time I tried to talk to uni or ask for the signed agreement they only said if I don't pay they will pass my details to debt collector company.

 

In the case I receive a Claim form could I just pay the debt and get rid of the problem then or once the process is started I'd have to go through all of it.

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