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Hello all.


My husband is in the process of sorting out his debts from a very grey period of his life.

We had 2 letters regarding old council tax debt

- one from the court and

one from a dca.


Both are being looked into - dates etc.


Hubby was a drug addict for many years and his recollection of things is hazy at best. However, I'm on the case and have been dealing with letters as they arrive.


3 nights ago, an enforcement agent from Bristow & Sutor arrived at 8:30pm

- hubby was at an NA meeting so he agreed to deal with me.


This was also a council tax debt for £179, and was neither of the debts we had received letters about.

I explained that we hadn't received any notice of the debt prior to him showing up,

and he admitted that sometimes the office said they'd sent letters that simply didn't arrive!


I argued that to add £235 to the debt before we'd received any notice was a bit harsh.

I paid the debt there and then but have so far refused to pay the doorstep fee.


Can you let me know where I stand with this, do we simply have to pay it? It seems extremely unfair.

He has offered repayment terms for the fee but I've told him I'm prepared to challenge it until my last breath!

I'd just like to know if I'm flogging a dead horse.


Thanks in advance.

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sadly not sure if there is much you can do.

I would gather they were from old addresses in a differing county?

and are there 2 or one old Liability order?


for each you should receive a notice of enforcement costing £75

giving you 7 days to pay the bailiff [they are not debt collectors]

before they pop around and that costs an extra £235


you must pay the bailiff sadly


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wont hurt to contact the council concerned and ask how many LO's they have against him and what were their dates


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