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I am considering using them to collect a debt of over £2000. I have a CCJ against the debtor ( a former landlord who has decided to keep my deposit money to himself) and a Warrant of Execution but the Court Bailiffs have not had any success collecting the money.

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I think I have confused you! I am looking for Direct Collections Ltd who are based in Harrow. This is Direction Legal Collections in Banbury.

 

Thanks for your help anyway and pointing me towards the Debt Question site. Very informative.

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If this guy is not worried about court baliffs he probably wont be bothered by a DCA, so why waist your money. why dont you call the court for advice and maybe go for a charging order on his property. Or maybe ask a solicitor who specialises in debt collection to write to him threatening a charging order. You will need to contact the land registry first to check that he owns the property. You would be better off talking to a solicitor, they will be more honest with you as to what powers you have and your chances of getting your money

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He's sold it (for over half a million) whilst we were waiting for confirmation of final bills paid etc.

(It was actually my daughter and 4 friends who had been renting the property, I acted as guarantor) He had been promising all along that as soon as he had proof of final bills paid he would send the deposit and we naively believed him. Just as we believed in the legal system, thinking if we took him to the SCC we would get our money back. We have a CCJ against him and a Warrant of Execution but the court bailiffs have been round 4 times and he just doesn't answer the door. This guy has 8 CCJ's in total against him and knows exactly how to play the system!

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This guy has 8 CCJ's in total against him and knows exactly how to play the system!

 

Certainly sounds that way. Court bailiffs get paid a wage and not a percentage so they dont try too hard, perhaps a private bailiff, who would try alot harder.

ask blfuk1 to look at this thread, he is a baliiff and he may be able to offer some advice. he's normally giving good advice in the bailiffs forum

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I certainly WOULD NOT recommend Direct Collections Ltd if you have a debt to recover. They take a big expenses payment up front and then do very little work (when you ring for a progress report all you get is a load of lies or waffle)

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Just an update regarding DIRECT COLLECTIONS. I went ahead and engaged

them to collect the money that was owing to me and they were superb!

Very professional and courteous, particularly Phil who dealt with my case.

I really wish I had gone to them at the start instead of spending time and money on Court fees, CCJ's etc. etc. I couldn't recommend them enough.

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My opinion of them is that they are unprofessional bully boys. Take no notice of OFT collection guidelines and merely try to intimidate people into paying where there is no proven debt. They have very little knowledge of the law and should be avoided at all costs. A complaint to OFT has gone in about them

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Hiya

 

Yes unfortunaltey I do, they are a load of cowboys, they claim to get your bad debt collected nut trust me thaty don't all they want is your money which they take quicker than a rocket launch and then they fail to get in touch with you, so take my advice do not use them.:-x

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I only have good things to say about this company. I was delighted that they successfully recovered an outstanding debt on our behalf. We had been trying to collect this payment without success for nearly a year.

 

I must commend John Kelly and his team at Direct Collections in the way they dealt with this and will not hesitate to use them in the future.

 

 

Was this the same John (JK) who is (or was ??) connected with HFO ?

 

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Was this the same John (JK) who is (or was ??) connected with HFO ?

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