Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

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#1 Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Phil Nooski » 26 Jun 2017 10:22

Hi all, can I ask a quick question. Am I right thinking that if a council instructs a Bailiff to collect Council tax, the Council are then Liable for the Bailiffs actions?

I have wrote a letter of Complaint to my local Ctax office, and they have responded with take up the complaints with the Bailiff company as they have there own procedures.

Many thanks

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#2 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Schedule 12 » 26 Jun 2017 11:55

The council is jointly and severally liable for their bailiffs. Paragraph 66 of Schedule 12.

Councils routinely pass debtors off with contact the bailiffs.

You can bring a court proceeding and the council is the defendant. The council can sort it out with their bailiffs later.
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#3 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Phil Nooski » 26 Jun 2017 12:06

Cheers Jason, exactly what I needed.

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#4 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by NickP » 13 Jul 2017 09:47

Quick one. Been reading thread on here and wanted to confirm. If I don't open the door to bailiffs, presumably they will pass the debt back to council? How long will they hold on to it before passing back to council? Is it correct that if I don't open the door then there's nothing that bailiffs can do?

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#5 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Pote Snitkin » 13 Jul 2017 11:59

They certainly can't break in, but can enter through an unlocked door. They can seize anything of value from outside such as a car, bike, etc.

They have up to 12 months to enforce but most return the warrant before then.

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#6 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by NickP » 13 Jul 2017 13:26

Thanks. I live in a flat. Door always locked. Don't have a car. Hopefully will be OK. Thanks again.

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#7 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Magical653 » 21 Aug 2017 11:26

Hi, I want to know what's the ending

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#8 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Pote Snitkin » 21 Aug 2017 11:59

It never ends.

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#9 Re: Council Liable for Bailiffs actions

Post by Schedule 12 » 21 Aug 2017 13:07

Magical653 wrote:
21 Aug 2017 11:26
Hi, I want to know what's the ending
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