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“If you've received a similar document to this from the council, it's highly likely that its bailiff contractor is about to become considerably more richer than yow.


http://tinyurl.com/d7dpm2r

http://tinyurl.com/c7gwsqk

You can avoid this by...........”

By windcube Posted: November 11, 2012

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  • windcube  |  November 11 2012, 8:25PM

    1) Ignoring the bailiffs completely, do not be tricked into opening the door to them. There is no law which says you must deal with bailiffs. 2) If you've outstanding Council Tax owing, pay it directly to the council. 3) If the council refuses payment because it's with the bailiffs, ask them to put it in writing that they're refusing payment. In any event you can pay them on-line, through their website, or by internet banking etc. 4) Bailiffs must leave details of fees and charges you incur for each visit etc. There must be evidence they attended in person. Hand delivered (not posted) documentation. Charging without attending is a "Phantom visit" and an attempt to defraud you. In the event payment is taken by the bailiff for such an offence, this will be fraud. 5) They may bill you around £130 for what's called an "attendance fee" or similar. This would almost certainly be spurious. To enquire contact: nelc.bailiffs@talktalk.net or check out (or may be register) with this forum http://tinyurl.com/7jppcez 6) They may bill you £24.50 for what they term a "redemption fee" or "Head H fee". This would almost certainly be spurious. Again contact above

  • Big_Ger  |  November 12 2012, 8:48AM

    7) Pay your bills on time and don't get into trouble in the first place. (Listening Alex Fouks?)

  • JJLee  |  November 12 2012, 11:53AM

    I have no pity

  • JMonners  |  November 12 2012, 12:44PM

    agreed pay your bill

  • pay_up  |  November 13 2012, 12:46PM

    Re; http://tinyurl.com/c7gwsqk There's nothing stating a fee anywhere approaching £130, nor is there any mention of a redemption charge. What are you talking about? quote/ 5) They may bill you around £130 for what's called an "attendance fee" or similar. This would almost certainly be spurious. To enquire contact: 6) They may bill you £24.50 for what they term a "redemption fee" or "Head H fee". This would almost certainly be spurious. Again contact above"

  • windcube  |  November 13 2012, 2:07PM

    pay_up, The £130 relates to this part of the list of fees: "Reasonable costs and fees incurred for one attendance with a vehicle with a view to the removal of goods (where, following the levy, goods are not removed)" They often charge this at the same time a visit is made to levy goods. The fee is intended to compensate a bailiff firm for out of pocket expenses for attending with a vehicle "with a view to the removal of goods". But, because the bailiff (at that point) has no idea what (if any) goods would be available to seize, he'd be charging speculatively. Without knowing what goods he could take, a bailiff would need to turn up with a whole spectrum of transport . A removal van for example, or a tow-truck if he seized a vehicle, or on the other extreme, he may have needed to hire a professional outfit, specialising in crystal chandelier transportation. There must be the serious intention to remove goods (with sufficient transportation), not just speculating that he could possibly remove something small enough to fit in the boot of his regular transport.

 
 

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