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hi. looking for some advise. I have had the sheriff officer at my door today. I was out at work and my neighbour saw them. They asked who lived there (just moved in) and my name. She never told them anything and said no one new has moved in.

 

 

I have got married and they have my maiden name. Nothing has been put through my door and as far as they are concerned I'm no there. To be honest I don't know if it was the sheriff officer, but the only debt I left at my old address was my council tax. So I am putting 2 and 2 together.

 

 

Do you think they will come back? They don't know where I work and everything is under my married name anyway. Help

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have they left any paperwork?

 

 

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nope, nothing

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right so you don't know who called

the sheriffs office that could be chasing a CCJ as an HCEO

 

or 'a sheriff' officer chasing old ctax.

 

not in Scotland are you?

 

who told you it was a sheriff anyway? and how do they know?

 

 

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I am in Scotland. No one told me, I am just guessing as that's the only debt I left at my old address. My neighbour said they had a letter with my maiden name on it.

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Is there a particular reason you are avoiding paying the outstanding CTax gallyguff ?

 

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just don't have the money to pay it just now. If it was the sheriff I am more then happy to make payments. Nothing has been put through my door though

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just don't have the money to pay it just now. If it was the sheriff I am more then happy to make payments. Nothing has been put through my door though

 

Fair enough just wondered..of course your stance will increase the debt if it was a Bailiff with collection fees...and they will find you eventually and you will have to pay it.It would be a lot less stressful and cheaper to contact the Council and make an arrangement to pay...if it wasn't a Bailiff or connected to outstanding CTax.


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probably walker love then.

do you know the council you owe the CTAX to and is this a Scottish council too?


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Yeah I know. I'm just very embarrassed needing to call them. :-( I think I was hoping that because I have changed name and address (moved to a different council area) they wouldn't find me!

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Yes and yes. Also the papers that they had was the wrong address. Same estate, just wrong address.

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No...maiden names and change of name by deed poll all linked by the Home Office.


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Oh well, hopefully they will send me a letter and I can arrange payments. Or I might just bite the bullet and phone the council to arrange payments. What's the least I can offer them?

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Give them a ring...find out and then you will sleep better tonight.:-D


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Whats the least I can offer them. Money is tight!

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I dont know how much you owe :wink:


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moved to the dealing with debt in Scotland forum.

 

go ring the council

 

how much do you owe?

and when from.

 

the issue here is unless you get something moving FAST

they WILL arrest wages and bank accounts and take what they like when they like

 

go ring the council NOW.

 

there are no additional fees in Scotland.


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in due about 6k!

 

goes back to 1999.

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1999!

 

so you've avoided this till now or is this other ctax sums added to it?

 

so its just one year that you didn't pay? 1999

 

Local authorities can apply for a summary warrant to collect outstanding monies from council tax up to 20 years after the amount has become due, and then have up to a further 20 years to collect thereafter.


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No. I've been paying it at £40 per month. When I moved I stopped paying. The debt was over 9k. My ex left me with it all. It was in my name only 🙁 What if I just start saying it again, would this avoid any further action or will I need to phone them

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Just phoned the council and they have put an arrsement on my wages. Which I cannot afford. What can I do? I seriously can't afford what they will take off

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ERM..you've had 18yrs to sort this..do you blame them......

 

Why didn't you tell us the true story when you first posted??

You'll have to wait until tomorrow now to act

Whereby if you'd told straight off you could of acted diffidently

 

Back later


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I've buried my head with all this. I don't blame them at all. I wasn't sure who it was. I just guessed. Please accept my apologies. I honestly feel like just jumping off a bridge I cannot afford what they will take off my wages

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You are in Scotland things are very different to south of the boarder on govt debts

 

You can contest it.... more later

Others need help with their issues that I came away from to help you

But it was like pulling teeth to get the truth

 

Plenty of time till the morning back later


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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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