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#1 Jacobs

Post by GHewitt » 09 Mar 2017 18:54

Hi, I have council tax debt which is with Jacobs, previously Julious. I have been paying monthly £228 per month to Jacobs for 16 months( a big debt unfortunately) and I have 8 mths left. This month March it was paid this morning, unfortunately it was late due to illness. When I said this, they said well because I have broken an arrangement I would need to pay a further £500 to pay off the smallest debt. I cannot afford this, I am on a DMP with Stepchange and there is no more income available. I told them this and they said it would just go to someone coming round to the house. What can I do?

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Post by Schedule 12 » 09 Mar 2017 19:20

The law does not provide for bailiffs to charge anything for a broken agreement, let alone £500.

You need to get on to your local councillor and have the case taken into town hall control. Jacobs is defrauding taxpayers by charging fees not provided by law.

If you have already paid it, you can recover it from the council in the small claims track. That hits them where it hurts. In the pocket.

Run the Beat the Bailiffs council tax enforcement checklist. It might trump other irregularities.
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#3 Re: Jacobs

Post by GHewitt » 09 Mar 2017 19:57

Hi just to clarify it is not for their fees, it is to clear the smallest debt to the council tax which is £454.

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Post by Schedule 12 » 09 Mar 2017 20:23

Once the £454 is paid, the enforcement power ends. Then its the £75 compliance stage fee to the bailiff. If you are able to persuade your local councillor to take the case back to town hall control. The £75 fee is no longer owed.
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#5 Re: Jacobs

Post by GHewitt » 09 Mar 2017 22:45

I know, however, I cannot pay the £454, I have just paid the monthly payment of £228, they want an extra £454 because of the broken arrangement.

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#6 Re: Jacobs

Post by Schedule 12 » 10 Mar 2017 08:15

They can't get blood from a stone.

Protect yourself. http://www.dealingwithbailiffs.co.uk/Ex ... liffs.html
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#7 Re: Jacobs

Post by Amy » 11 Mar 2017 21:00

I prefer the far more eloquent, they can't take the knickers off a bare arse.

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#8 Re: Jacobs

Post by GHewitt » 22 Mar 2017 20:54

Funny. Update, I contacted the council and they called Jacobs, not sure what happened but when I called Jacobs to check they had received my last payment, I was able to set up a new arrangement. So all good.

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#9 Re: Jacobs

Post by Schedule 12 » 22 Mar 2017 21:12

Keep tabs on your payments. They have a tendency to go missing. When its audited, its mystery fees being added.

http://www.dealingwithbailiffs.co.uk/co ... liffs.html


Run the enforcement checklist. It might get you off the £310 bailiffs fees Jacobs will be pocketing. http://beatthebailiffs.org/Council-tax-bailiffs.html
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