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PLEASE start your own thread you have been well and truly coned by the bailiff click on this link Bailiffs and Sheriff Officers this will take you to a new page look near the bottom of new page on the left you will see new thread if you have a problem with new thread post back on here and we will help you

no they cant take you disabled car

and the most you should have paid the bailiffs is approximately £460 if the bailiff was not in your home

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i cant believe the bailiff has acted in this way...actually i can because many of them are out right cowboys who know that the public are not very well informed on how bailiffs work and the powers they have and more to the point the powers they do not have.

 

this bailiff needs reporting immediately and should have his licience revoked. it makes me sick to know this bailiff threatend to take a disabled persons car.

 

 

im a little confused over the matter of the name the bailiff has on his warrant........is the bill actually for you and they have just miss-spelt your name or is the bill for another person????

I'm no expert in things really but i do have 36 years of experience in life, and some of those years fighting off bailiffs.

Nicknamed Victor Meldrew among friends as i love to complain!;)

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I was at the council to try resolve it. Council said it was my bill with my wrong spelling name. I told them that it was temporary accomadion issued to me by the council and why they send me bill with wrong name? They told that I am enough intellegent to see that is my bill. I am disable

and my wife open only letters for my name, because it was flat with 90 percents of different names not to belongs to us. When I moved to my current adres council send my fist council bill only after 6 month and I start pay without any problems. I didn't noticed that I have to pay for old adres 416 pounds until bailiff came to seize my car. I also called to police about it. I showed to pc my id and v5 with my correct name but pc ask me to prove that I paid my current tax bill but bailiff told for him dose

nt matter and he is truck on the way. pc told me I have to go to council for resolve that. I asked him how disable person with leg can go to council 9 miles without car? Pc told me bailiff have allrights to take

my car. I was have shock about it and asked bailiff to stop it because i was think that name don't belongs to me. Bailiff told me that I have to pay£1200 pounds but it is to late now because his truck on the way to me. I was panic and show to him my blue badge and ask him to stop that track for my car because I am disable and I am ready to paid that 1200. Police also asked bailiff where they have to moved their police car for clear way for bailiffs truck. My wife take my 1 year old baby and locked her at our car with me. Police told us we have to open the doors or they arrest us fir the public offence!!!!!!! I disable person was at my own car. Police don't protect us at all. I ask bailiff please don't take my car take money but he was smile and reapeat it is too late and police was smile as well. I asked again bailiff made phone

call to his manager and told that they forgive us if we pay £1200 pounds. I paid by credit card he give me reciep with that wrong name. I asked him give me reciep with my right name like on credit card but he told me it is not his problem anymore and they all left with police. What I can do now?

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Duluskov, what you've had to endure is disgusting. First off please follow the suggestions and recommendations in your separate thread. Afterwards I would suggest lodging Form 4 complaint to the Courts against the Bailiff to work towards getting his license revoked. Did you get the Police Officers details ? If so, lodge a formal complaint with the Police Complaints Commission about the Police Officers conduct. And then if it was me......go to the media with the story.

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I was at the council to try resolve it. Council said it was my bill with my wrong spelling name. I told them that it was temporary accomadion issued to me by the council and why they send me bill with wrong name? They told that I am enough intellegent to see that is my bill. I am disable

and my wife open only letters for my name, because it was flat with 90 percents of different names not to belongs to us. When I moved to my current adres council send my fist council bill only after 6 month and I start pay without any problems. I didn't noticed that I have to pay for old adres 416 pounds until bailiff came to seize my car. I also called to police about it. I showed to pc my id and v5 with my correct name but pc ask me to prove that I paid my current tax bill but bailiff told for him dose

nt matter and he is truck on the way. pc told me I have to go to council for resolve that. I asked him how disable person with leg can go to council 9 miles without car? Pc told me bailiff have allrights to take

my car. I was have shock about it and asked bailiff to stop it because i was think that name don't belongs to me. Bailiff told me that I have to pay£1200 pounds but it is to late now because his truck on the way to me. I was panic and show to him my blue badge and ask him to stop that track for my car because I am disable and I am ready to paid that 1200. Police also asked bailiff where they have to moved their police car for clear way for bailiffs truck. My wife take my 1 year old baby and locked her at our car with me. Police told us we have to open the doors or they arrest us fir the public offence!!!!!!! I disable person was at my own car. Police don't protect us at all. I ask bailiff please don't take my car take money but he was smile and reapeat it is too late and police was smile as well. I asked again bailiff made phone

call to his manager and told that they forgive us if we pay £1200 pounds. I paid by credit card he give me reciep with that wrong name. I asked him give me reciep with my right name like on credit card but he told me it is not his problem anymore and they all left with police. What I can do now?

 

this is so bad what they have done..

dont pay them any money, its not in your name so your not responsible.

let them take you to court, and inform the local media that you will be in court..as echowitch said, it is good to inform the media, of this bad treatment.

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Hi, I would very much appreciate some advice on the following...

Backstory

I left my previous address owing council tax of approx £200, to which I provided the council with a forwarding address for any correspondence in Sept 2008. I moved to a different city and the council failed to send me anything and in May 09 I moved again, failing to provide any address to the council because i felt that I had given them a reasonable amount of time.

Not so, recently whist visiting my parents Bristow and Sutor turned up and told me that they will seize my car and provided me with a notice of seizure goods form for 5 days.

The situation now stands after speaking to the council I have cleared my debt with them and managed to arrange for the liability order charge of £74 to be dropped to the actual cost of £3.

The questions that i would very much appreciate if somebody could answer for me are:-

Due to the fact that I have cleared the debt with the original creditors, due I still have a liability to the bailiffs? (Considering the council gave me no indication of the fact that they were taking me to "court" or failed to provide 14 days written notice of transference to the bailiff (by their omission, to the correct address. They sent it to the address the council tax was owed from.)

If I owe money to the bailiff, are these fees legal

Attendance to levy fees - £42.50

Levy fee - £33.00

Walking possession fee - £12.00 (my impression is that you can only charge £0.45 a day up to a max of 14 days?)

Redemption of goods fee - £24.50

All this for a bill of £276.38 inc the liability order charge.

The final question is how did they find my parents address and look for me there? As i know for a fact that I did not provide the Local authority (LA) in question with that address and is it worth sending a Subject Access Request to the LA and bailiff with the intention of attempting to find out if a breach of Data protection has occurred... The fact that they knew I had a car is suspicious to me and doubt that the LA can access the DVLA records to pass on this information to a 3rd party? If this is the case is it possible to prove that the data protection act has been broken by the bailiffs in gaining this information or at least some form of grounds for suspicion...

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Deception issues. I received a parking fine which I originally challenged but the Counsel state that they did not receive my letter. I then go to Australia on 4 occasions throughout 2009 and leave my house with friends. I have mail on my return but nothing from the Council regarding the parking fine. Last Monday, I receive a hand delivered letter on my doorstep from Philips bailiffs claiming £226.08. I contact them and the Council to obtain information about the debt and arrange a payment plan of 4 x £56.52.

 

Since then, I have considered the matter further and made further enquiries. Below is my letter to the bailiff's sent today:

 

For the attention of the Directors

Dear Sirs,

 

Re: Your Fees

 

I am told that for you to progress to the stage of charging £89.74 plus VAT in respect of an attendance with a van, you would first be required to send out two letters of formal demand, the 1st at a cost of £11.20 and the second at a cost of £28.00. Thereafter, if no satisfactory response is forthcoming, an attendance will follow with the appropriate charge being implimented.

 

I am told (by your firm) that all fees are first agreed with your client (in this case Rochdale Borough Council) and having spoken to the manager of Rohdale Borough Council's Parking Services (Kevin), he has confirmed the same and has also provided the information in the first paragraph of this email.

 

I can confirm that I did not even receive the first letter which I understand from kevin, was apparently sent out on 30/09/09 let alone your second letter which I am told was sent out on 14/10/09. I have reason to believe that the letters were not sent to me and on requesting a breakdown of your invoive, it appears that I now have evidence in support. Your breakdown is as follows:

 

29 Sept 09 Debt £110.00

30 Sept 09 Admin Fee £ 11.20

26 Oct 09 Visit £ 89.74

 

Can you please tell me where the fee in respect of the 2nd letter is @ £28.00 ?

 

I understand that letters are sometimes not recieved. The original offence was challenged by me as I did not believe that an offence had occured but the Council states that they had never received my letter. There is nothing that I can do about that and further enquiries have placed me in a position whereby I have had to accept that an offence did occur and that I am responsible for the subsequent penalty of £110.00.

 

I would be prepared to accept that a letter from yourselves was sent on 29 Sept 09 and was not received for reasons unknown but I do not accept the coincidence of a second letter also going astray. The lack of fee in respect of that 2nd letter causes me great concern. If a letter had been sent to me and I had responded positively (which I would have done), your fees would have been limited to £11.20 or £39.20 in the case of a second letter. Without a response (which you would not get if the letters were simply not actually sent) you could progress straight to the visit and charge a further £89.74. This is what I believe you have done.

 

As far as Im concerned, this is an attempt to obtain money from me by deception and as such I am going to report the matter to the police. There is a consumer forum that I will also address to see if similar issues have arisen with any other individuals/companies. A copy of this communication will also be sent to Rochdale Borough Council Parking Services for thier records.

 

I await your comments

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Has anyone else experienced similar experiences?

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Hi, i wonder if anyone can offer me some advice please? Last Tuesday I came home to find a letter from Rossendales with regard to my Council Tax debt, stating that if i paid £150 initially, i could pay by instalments, etc. I rang the bailiff and explained that I was willing to give him a cheque that day for the £150 and arrange to pay by installments but that I didnt wan him to enter my house that day as my two children (aged 10 and 14) would be at home, one of them is autistic and i didn't want them tobe present when he visited. I suggested he come the next day or on Saturday to give me an opportunity to arrange for my mum to look after them. However, he insisted that he could not come any other day as he would not be in the area. Reluctantly, I agreed, as he said it would only take 5 minutes and asked me to prepare a list of 7 items from the house, saying i should put down my settee, television, dvd player, etc, to which i agreed.

 

He came later that evening and said that he hadn't realised (??) that there were actually two cases (i owe app. £300 for council tax for 2007/2008 and app. £700 for 2009/2010), therefore he would have to fill in 2 sets of paperwork. He wrote down the 7 items on my list on one form and then asked for more items for the second form. He wrote, amongst other things, my table and chairs and microwave.

 

I was absolutely terrified and ashamed and did not want my children to hear anything as they were in the other room so i just signed all the paperwork and gave him a cheque for £150.

 

I have since looked at the paperwork in detail and was horrified to discover that he made two separate sets of charges (2 x first visit, 2 x second visit, 2 x levy fee and 2 x walking posession) even though he did not have to make separate visits to deal with both cases, both for Council Tax, which he claims he thought was one case and so did i to be honest. Is this lawful???

 

Also, having read some posts on this forum, would i be correct in thinking that he should not have levied my settee, table and chairs, microwave, coffee table, etc as these are items which we need to sit on, etc??

i don't know what to do next. Should i send Rossendales a subject access request letter regarding the double fees? If so, what happens next?? Or should i phone them?

 

Can anyone with some experience or legal knowledge please advise me? Thank you.

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Hi, i wonder if anyone can offer me some advice please? Last Tuesday I came home to find a letter from Rossendales with regard to my Council Tax debt, stating that if i paid £150 initially, i could pay by instalments, etc. I rang the bailiff and explained that I was willing to give him a cheque that day for the £150 and arrange to pay by installments but that I didnt wan him to enter my house that day as my two children (aged 10 and 14) would be at home, one of them is autistic and i didn't want them tobe present when he visited. I suggested he come the next day or on Saturday to give me an opportunity to arrange for my mum to look after them. However, he insisted that he could not come any other day as he would not be in the area. Reluctantly, I agreed, as he said it would only take 5 minutes and asked me to prepare a list of 7 items from the house, saying i should put down my settee, television, dvd player, etc, to which i agreed.

 

He came later that evening and said that he hadn't realised (??) that there were actually two cases (i owe app. £300 for council tax for 2007/2008 and app. £700 for 2009/2010), therefore he would have to fill in 2 sets of paperwork. He wrote down the 7 items on my list on one form and then asked for more items for the second form. He wrote, amongst other things, my table and chairs and microwave.

 

I was absolutely terrified and ashamed and did not want my children to hear anything as they were in the other room so i just signed all the paperwork and gave him a cheque for £150.

 

I have since looked at the paperwork in detail and was horrified to discover that he made two separate sets of charges (2 x first visit, 2 x second visit, 2 x levy fee and 2 x walking posession) even though he did not have to make separate visits to deal with both cases, both for Council Tax, which he claims he thought was one case and so did i to be honest. Is this lawful???

 

Also, having read some posts on this forum, would i be correct in thinking that he should not have levied my settee, table and chairs, microwave, coffee table, etc as these are items which we need to sit on, etc??

i don't know what to do next. Should i send Rossendales a subject access request letter regarding the double fees? If so, what happens next?? Or should i phone them?

 

Can anyone with some experience or legal knowledge please advise me? Thank you.

 

I sent Rossendales letters, which they ignored...

and still demanded money in the region of around £3,000.

how on earth do they think anyone can pay this amount of money, i suppose they will be happy when we are on the streets with no food.

im going to the council this week..to try and sort out my above..

but you should NEVER let these bullies into your home..

You could contact CAB but im sure one of the witches here, will give you some advice.,

Dont be intimidated by these Rossendales.

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Hi, i wonder if anyone can offer me some advice please? Last Tuesday I came home to find a letter from Rossendales with regard to my Council Tax debt, stating that if i paid £150 initially, i could pay by instalments, etc. I rang the bailiff and explained that I was willing to give him a cheque that day for the £150 and arrange to pay by instalments but that I didn't wan him to enter my house that day as my two children (aged 10 and 14) would be at home, one of them is autistic and i didn't want them tobe present when he visited. I suggested he come the next day or on Saturday to give me an opportunity to arrange for my mum to look after them. However, he insisted that he could not come any other day as he would not be in the area. Reluctantly, I agreed, as he said it would only take 5 minutes and asked me to prepare a list of 7 items from the house, saying i should put down my settee, television, dvd player, etc, to which i agreed.

 

He came later that evening and said that he hadn't realised (??) that there were actually two cases (i owe app. £300 for council tax for 2007/2008 and app. £700 for 2009/2010), therefore he would have to fill in 2 sets of paperwork. He wrote down the 7 items on my list on one form and then asked for more items for the second form. He wrote, among st other things, my table and chairs and microwave.

 

I was absolutely terrified and ashamed and did not want my children to hear anything as they were in the other room so i just signed all the paperwork and gave him a cheque for £150.

 

I have since looked at the paperwork in detail and was horrified to discover that he made two separate sets of charges (2 x first visit, 2 x second visit, 2 x levy fee and 2 x walking possession) even though he did not have to make separate visits to deal with both cases, both for Council Tax, which he claims he thought was one case and so did i to be honest. Is this lawful???

 

Also, having read some posts on this forum, would i be correct in thinking that he should not have levied my settee, table and chairs, microwave, coffee table, etc as these are items which we need to sit on, etc??

i don't know what to do next. Should i send Rossendales a subject access request letter regarding the double fees? If so, what happens next?? Or should i phone them?

 

Can anyone with some experience or legal knowledge please advise me? Thank you.

 

 

 

1) the bailiff should have sent this debt back to the council as you have a child thats falls under The national standards for enforcement agents vulnerably person situation

2) i presume that the settee ,chairs are the the only seating you have in your home they should not be subject to a levy they are exempt goods(can you list all the goods on both Levy's )

3) you have been over charged with your fees a bailiff cant charge multiple fees when enforcing more than 1 liability order

 

please start your own thread and we will all help you with this Bailiffs and Sheriff Officers click on this link it will take you to a new page near bottom on left you will see new thread

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Hi, Im looking for a bit of advice anyone thanx.

Got in from work today to find a 'Charge for Payment of Money' letter had been put through my letterbox from Scott n Co sherrif officers in Glasgow for arrears of council tax stretching back for past 7 years to the sum of £8000. This is to be paid in full within 14days or i can face arrestment, arrestment of earnings and the attachment and auction of articles belonging to me. My girlfriend recieved exact same letter.We have made a few payments over the years to council tax and now its coming to a head.We live in a rented property to a private landlord and we dont recieve benefits as we both work tho my partner gets some working tax credits, we also have three children.Im starting to panic as its nearly xmas and i havnt been able to sleep tonight and thats why im posting this at nearly 4 in the morning.Can sherriff officers break down my door?What is the likely outcome of this and what can i do? any advice will be gratefully recieved.

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Hi, Im looking for a bit of advice anyone thanx.

Got in from work today to find a 'Charge for Payment of Money' letter had been put through my letterbox from Scott n Co sherrif officers in Glasgow for arrears of council tax stretching back for past 7 years to the sum of £8000. This is to be paid in full within 14days or i can face arrestment, arrestment of earnings and the attachment and auction of articles belonging to me. My girlfriend recieved exact same letter.We have made a few payments over the years to council tax and now its coming to a head.We live in a rented property to a private landlord and we dont recieve benefits as we both work tho my partner gets some working tax credits, we also have three children.Im starting to panic as its nearly xmas and i havnt been able to sleep tonight and thats why im posting this at nearly 4 in the morning.Can sherriff officers break down my door?What is the likely outcome of this and what can i do? any advice will be gratefully recieved.

 

£8,000 where do they think people are going to get this money from...I really wish i could take these councils on...they are a law unto themselves..and especially these baliffs..

Ive been threatened with arrest...what would happened if they put us in prison..no monies paid!

All i can say is, pay what you can afford each week to the Council...not the baliffs. if you are paying something, i feel you are making a contribution..

I cant understand how the council have let this debt linger for years, and in this recession how do they think people can pay such huge amoiunts, its about time the law was changed.

speak with your council office and see what they have to say in making an arrangment on pay this outstanding debt.

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I'm being hassled by bailiffs in connection with about £900 council tax (Bromley council). I was later than usual in setting up my standing order mandate to pay this as I was in hospital for nearly 4 months until June. They'd sent the matter to court on 3rd July. With great difficulty I turned up. I was prevented from seeing the magistrate in person. A ctax officer said he would set up an arrangement for me to pay £100 a month which I agreed to. He said he'd send the a letter confirming this. Nothing happened and 2 weeks later I got a letter from Bromley threatening bailiffs as "I'd" broken the agreement! I went to the ctax offices and sat down with another officer and completed a S/O form agreeing to the £100 a month starting August. AGAIN, nothing happened and I got another threatening letter, because "I'd" broken the agreement (obviously the council, who had the form, hadn't bothered to send it to my bank). I tried a THIRD time to set up an S/O but an unpleasant ctax officer said that as "I'd" broken the agreement he would not allow me to set up another S/O to start in September until I'd paid the £100 for August. I said I could not now do this but would up the payments to £110 every 4 weeks (to coincide with my Disability Living Allowance going in to my account) - but he refused this offer! Instead he said that the bailiffs would now be coming round to collect the money.

Notwithstanding this, I went to my bank and set up a S/O (£100 every 4 weeks) and so far there have been 3 payments made on 28 Sept, 20 Oct and 17 Nov - all direct to the council. None of these payments have been returned to me so I assume Bromley have accepted this arrangement. At last I thought it was now settled. However, I got a letter, dated 5th November, shove through my door from Phoenix bailiffs threatening me with their "Enforcement Team" to remove my goods unless I pay them (the bailiffs) the full outstanding debt which has mysteriously crept up from £600 (£900 less the £300 recently paid)to over £1,100! From a link on this site to HMCS, I checked the bailffs name - Martin Farquarson - and found that his baillif certificate expired 26/10/09 (his letter was dated 5th November)

 

I'm really not sure what to do now. I've been taking the view that as I'm continuing to pay - direct to Bromley council - the £100 per month, it should be OK. I have not spoken to the bailiff or the bailiffs company but I recently got an (unsigned) letter from Phoenix demanding money with menaces and threats of "substantial additional costs" etc unless I pay them £1,100 within 7 days (ie this Monday) and I do find this frightening as I would if I was threatened by any gang of thugs; who wouldn't?

What I've found quite disturbing reading some of other peoples experiences is that the police - far from being any assistance to us members of the public - actually seem to collude with the thugs!

 

Can anyone please - urgently - get back to me and let me know what they think is my best course of action now. In particular, what should I do/say when these bullies are actually standing at my door?

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if/when the bailiff turns up do nothing

do not answer your door to him keep it locked they can enter through an unlocked door or open window

 

do not leave your car on your drive or in your street

do not leave anything in your garden nothing not even an old spade

garages greenhouses and sheds should be kept locked at all times

 

as long as the bailiff doesn't get a levy you should be OK

the link is not 100% accurate (thats the government for you) phone

Ministry of Justice Public Register of Bailiffs on 020 3334 6355 to confirm if he is still certificated to the company he is collecting for (remove his name from your post please bailiffs do read these forms)

 

the fees he is trying to charge you are wrong

1st visit fee 24.50 if no levy

2nd visit fee £18 if no levy

this is the most a bailiff can charge if the have not levied on goods in your home or a car

the important thing to remember as long as the bailiff has no levy he has no power and there is nothing he can do

i would also go and see your MP its what he gets paid for

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levy

this is when the bailiff through peaceful means enters a home (garage garden shed greenhouse )through an open or unlocked door or open window or is invited in by an adult member of a family he then fills out a walking possession agreement he lists goods he has now levied

the goods are not removed at this time but now belong to the bailiff (you have to pay a fee to the bailiff for this) if payments are not made to the bailiff he will add a van fee if the debt is not paid the bailiff can re-enter a property with a locksmith remove the goods levied and sell them at auction to pay the debt

 

this is why it is important not to let this happen so if you have a car that is not on HP or finance(do you own a car on HP OR finance) you must at all times make sure that it is kept well away from your house a vehicle is an easy levy bailiffs can do DVLA checks to confirm who owns a vehicle

 

the bailiff cant get a locksmith or the police to gain entry to your home he has no legal right to enter your home unless he has previously been in before and levied goods

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Thanks again hallowitch, that's put my mind to rest a bit more. I do own a battered old car (for which I'd be lucky to get as much as £150!). I live on a main road so have to park it down my nearest side street. If the nosy

*&^%$£ers had my reg. number and looked along that street I guess they'd be able to locate it quite easily. The problem is I haven't been able to drive it since I came out of hospital recently, otherwise I'd move it further away.

I don't suppose the fact that I have a disabled badge clearly displayed on the dashboard would make any difference to them thieving it? (probably not - just thought I'd ask anyway...)

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Re: XXXXXX

 

I understand East Riding of Yorkshire Council has appointed you to recover my Council Tax Liability arrears of £1373.30.

 

Firstly I would like to make you aware that I am fully aware of my rights and you will not gain entry to my home under any circumstances to levy goods and I know the fees allowed under statute and when these fees can be applied.

 

Due to my circumstances I am unable to pay this in one payment. I advocate a payment schedule of 36 months with 35 months payments at £38.00 and the balance of £43.30 to be paid on the 36th month to cover the principle. I understand this may seem a long time but this is a realistic offer that is affordable to me and will allow me to pay future bills issued for Council Tax without them falling into arrears. A greater amount would cause me real and actual hardship.

 

I am able to pay the above amount on the 1st of each month, as an act of good faith I would be willing to set this up as of 1st December 2009. Please advise how you would like future payments made. My personal preference is payment by Standing Order.

 

It should be noted that I am not at any point refusing to pay this debt but only asking for a fair payment period considering my circumstances. And if you are unable to accept my offer I will place the money aside each month until such a time the council take the account back into their management, when I will make payment of the set aside money to the council.

 

Please also send an itemised statement of account that clearly shows what charges have been added and what for, you are required in statute to supply this information and I look forward to this within 14 days.

 

I am sending the council a copy of this letter and requesting that it be filled with my account for further reference.

 

I hope the above meets your approval and I look forward to your timely reply by letter.

 

Yours faithfully,

Simon Evans

cc. XXX Council

MP XXX

Office of Fair Trading

 

 

 

 

 

After sending this letter this was my reply today::mad::mad::mad:

 

Thankyou for your email.

I have read the attached letter and can see that you are offering £38 per month. I have done a calculation of the outstanding amont and the guideline tinme that the council require this debt to be paid off in and unfortunately i cannot accept any offer lower than £202 per month.

I have attached a statement of your account which details our fees and the original balance.

With regards to your query about the attatchment of earnings i can only suggest that you contact the council to clarify what this is for, if it is in relation to this debt and you are paying it off that way directly to the council they will inform us of this, but as i have no evidence of this on our system it would be best for you to contact them to find out. Im sorry that i could not accept your offer at this time, all i could advise is that you make the payments to us anyway as voluntarty payments which will reduce your balance and thus reducing the arrangement minimum we can accept.

Regards

Philips

 

 

:mad::mad::mad:My wife has just had a tumour removed and as resting at home, and is very scared when bailiff keep persisting on knocking on the door, Ive tries to reasure her but while Im at work she is very vunerable please can anyone offer any sound advice.:-|:-|:-|

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My wife has just had a tumour removed and as resting at home, and is very scared when bailiff keep persisting on knocking on the door, Ive tries to reassure her but while I'm at work she is very venerable please can anyone offer any sound advice

get in touch with the council & your MP (by letter &e-mail)

 

NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ENFORCEMENT AGENTS may 2002

Those who might be potentially vulnerable include:

  • the elderly;
  • people with a disability;
  • the seriously ill;
  • the recently bereaved;
  • single parent families;
  • pregnant women;
  • unemployed people; and,
  • those who have obvious difficulty in understanding, speaking or reading English

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Question ?

 

A Bailliff turns up unnaounced, you refuse to let them in, the side gate is unlocked and they go through the gate and start to list the plant pot and say a garden ornament as goods to be removed.

 

Is that a Lawful Levy which gives rise to van fees and levy costs ?

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hello hallowitch..

i saw your advice about the baliffs can check up with DVLA on checking a vehicle, i never knew that. thank you.

I have written to my MP because the council awarded me housing benefit, now they say i have to pay it back, (not that they admit they made a mistake)...so now im deeper in debt to them...i dont know whether its worth writing an appeal to them...

it would seem the council offices need to get people that know what they are doing.

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