Council Tax from 12 years ago

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#1 Council Tax from 12 years ago

Post by katejameson » 29 May 2017 17:07

I have just recieved a final warning letter for £1,200 from council tax dating back to 2005 when i lived in a rented flat as a full time student!

what should i do?!

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Post by Michelle » 29 May 2017 21:26

If you were a full time student, you would have been exempt from council tax, as long as you met the criteria set out here: https://www.gov.uk/council-tax/discount ... e-students
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#3 Re: Council Tax from 12 years ago

Post by Schedule 12 » 02 Jun 2017 21:31

Its also statute barred under section 9 of the Limitation Act 1980.

  • 9 Time limit for actions for sums recoverable by statute.

    (1)An action to recover any sum recoverable by virtue of any enactment shall not be brought after the expiration of six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.
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#4 Re: Council Tax from 12 years ago

Post by colin11 » 25 Jun 2017 15:16

jasonDWB wrote:
02 Jun 2017 21:31
Its also statute barred under section 9 of the Limitation Act 1980.

  • 9 Time limit for actions for sums recoverable by statute.

    (1)An action to recover any sum recoverable by virtue of any enactment shall not be brought after the expiration of six years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.
Statute barred doesn't seem to apply to Government or council debts

Im pretty sure they can't take you to court for them, But that doesn't get in the way of recovery

3 weeks ago i received a letter from the DWP saying i owed them £104.71

I spoke to them, They couldn't tell me what it was for, Only that it was from 1984 and that i owed it

Last week they took it direct from my wage

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Post by Schedule 12 » 25 Jun 2017 22:22

It looks like someone tried it on.

I was the executor of a deceased estate and after I obtained a grant of probate, DWP then sent a threatening letter rather out of the blue about overpayments to the deceased dating from the 1990's. I overturned it on section 9 because the action against an estate administrator to make over a sum is a fresh action.

I'm not sure how that works when the disputee is still alive, but I would have played the same card to see how DWP gets round it.
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#6 Re: Council Tax from 12 years ago

Post by Pote Snitkin » 25 Jun 2017 22:56

In my previous job, DWP debts were recoverable for up to 12 years. Haven't seen anything that changes that.
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#7 Re: Council Tax from 12 years ago

Post by Schedule 12 » 25 Jun 2017 23:26

Do you know what legislation sets 12 years?

As administrators, we do get a lot of DWP correspondence for the deceased. I sometimes have to refer them solicitor which creates a financial burden on the estate.
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#8 Re: Council Tax from 12 years ago

Post by Pote Snitkin » 25 Jun 2017 23:31

jasonDWB wrote:
25 Jun 2017 23:26
Do you know what legislation sets 12 years?
No, not something I looked into at the time, it was just something we 'knew'. I'll have a dig around when I've got more time.
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