Council Tax arrears and Equita

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#1 Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by bzirss » 13 Jun 2017 09:40

I am new to this forum.
Paid Council tax late for year 2017/18 on the 5th of June by cheque to the council deposited in their box and got receipt.

The amount I paid was £1400.00 and the due amount was £1471.82. Error on my part, because I could not find the bill. On the same day 5th of June a summons was issued and costs of £70.00 added.

That demand letter of £1541.82 arrived on the 9th of June and I paid the difference of 141.82 this morning.
Now I see that in my letter box is a letter dated the 12th of June and delivered by hand from Equita demanding £405.00. Compliance fee 75, enforcement fee 235.00, Court fee 95.00. Never had a letter from Equita before.
When did the council instruct them? Before the Magistrates Summons? Should I not have got a posted Enforcement Notice first ?
Please advise.

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#2 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by Schedule 12 » 13 Jun 2017 09:50

You should have received one of these:

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


Then one of these: http://www.dealingwithbailiffs.co.uk/TC ... tion6.html

Run this checklist and see what else it gives:


http://beatthebailiffs.org/Council-tax-bailiffs.html
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#3 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by bzirss » 13 Jun 2017 10:02

The amount of £1400 was taken out of my account on the 9th of June. As soon as the Summons arrived I paid the balance of 141.82

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#4 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by Schedule 12 » 13 Jun 2017 10:31

The enforcement power has ended.

Paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
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#5 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by Pote Snitkin » 13 Jun 2017 12:26

Those dates don't make sense. Liability order granted on June 5th, bailiff hand delivers an enforcement notice on June 12th? They've already added the £70 LO costs, so what's the other £95 for?

Only the council can answer all of this.
On 25/07/17, Dodgeball said "Telling the truth isn’t slander, in fact, it wouldn’t be slander anyway, as that is verbal not written. Liable is the word you are looking for." Discuss.

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#6 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by bzirss » 13 Jun 2017 12:53

Yes, they do not make sense to me either.

£95.00 is for Debt and Court fee. Since I am new to this, bought the letters for £15.00 but really do not know how to attack this.

The summons states that I owe £1471.82 plus £70.00 cost incurred. The date for the hearing is on the 27th of June at 13.30. As said before balance paid this morning. How can I get out of paying the bailiff?

Has a Liability order been granted on the day the summons was issued? Council told me to speak to bailiff, which I do not want to do as yet.

Never received Enforcement Notice from Equita, only hand delivered notice. Which letter should I send to the council?

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#7 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by bzirss » 13 Jun 2017 17:20

jasonDWB wrote:
13 Jun 2017 10:31
The enforcement power has ended.

Paragraph 6(3) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
What happens if they clamp our cars? We are going abroad for some time, really worried.

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#8 Re: Council Tax arrears and Equita

Post by Pote Snitkin » 13 Jun 2017 17:24

Put the cars in a garage or on someone else's land, ie a friendly neighbour's or relative's drive.
On 25/07/17, Dodgeball said "Telling the truth isn’t slander, in fact, it wouldn’t be slander anyway, as that is verbal not written. Liable is the word you are looking for." Discuss.

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