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My daughter left university 4 years ago and is been chased for an old utility bill of £500 from her letting agent. 
 

During her final year she paid the bills monthly at the requested amount of the letting agent never missing payment however at the end of the contract they sent a bill for the outstanding balance as they claimed they had used more than they had paid. At the time there 4 students sharing and to my knowledge were all asked for the same amount so 2k.

 

As a result we asked for proof of underpayment which after a lot of emails the agent sent a copy of a bill with all the figures crossed out which I replied was not good enough proof.

 

So. After 4 years they have decided to proceed and try and get payment and have applied to take the amount through her wages. They have paid £40 to do a search to find out where she works. Also they said they are applying through the court to get the money.

 

Can someone give me any advice. My annoyance with this is they can do this to every student and how many just pay so I’m disputing it until we have proof which I am sure we have a right to ask.

 

R.

 

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unless they have already been to court and won, they can do nothing of the sort.

 

all just willy waving.

 

post it up here please suitably redacted.

read upload carefully

give us everything in one mass PDf in date order please.

 

dx

 

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So they have got a CCJ against your daughter ?  Your post suggests that they have got a CCJ.

 

Why was the Court claim not defended ?

 

Have you got a copy of the judgement ? 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for your reply’s no CCJ been applied but as dx mentions I think it’s just Willy Waving and threatening a CCJ but just want to be sure I will get her to post some edited letters and emails(more tech savvy than me ) in date order including the latest email received just doing this as a type. 

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just one mass PDF will do.

but please redact all pers detail dont worry about any fleecer details just her detail email name address ref no's etc.

just so THEY cant ID her here.

i recognise the user name we used to have another rob miller been here before?
 

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

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Just so we are completely clear @Robsmillers has your daughter checked her credit record with Experian and the other CRA to make sure there is no CCJ or anything else about this alleged debt on her credit record?

 

Second question: when our children were in student rented accommodation we, as parents, had to give a guarantee to the letting agency for any unpaid amounts that our daughter owed. Did you give a guarantee?

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Update to my original post after clarity from my daughter.

Its not the letting agency sending her the emails it’s another company who are utility contractors. 

 

She has checked her Credit report and nothing is logged.

 

Second your right about the guarantors which was my wife but that was with the letting agent which I don’t thinks was used against the 3rd party utility contractor.

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It’s a 3rd party who help students split the bills equally in shared accommodation, rather than students going direct to an energy company, then trying to split the bill  themselves. I think it’s supposed to simply the process.

 

Going to upload now 😊

 

 

Utility Document Final.pdf

 

Utility Documents Final 2.pdf

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so willy waving yes.

 

IF we win in court, then we would go for an attachment of earnings order.

 

wonder if they are trying this scam on all the students that were there..

 

thats the disadvantage of emails

free way to harass people.

 

pers i'd block and bounce their email addresses.

 

if they are really that serious

let them follow the pre-action protocol, which they must, giving you 30 days to reply

and then another 30 days before they can raise a court claim.

 

hope they weren't reselling all those utils at a higher price:pound:

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

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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My daughters' been checking a student forum and this company is still billing students after their contracts have finished.

 

Although now it looks like they're just taking money from accounts anyway…

 

to your last point I think they were hence the cover up on figures lol 

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Ensure all dd's are cancelled.

If they ever gave them a debit card number get it's CPA to them nulled too 

 

You aren't naming them so we can't check them out

 

Dx

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

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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of course

 

dx

 

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

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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