Bristow & sutor escalating against my arrangement

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#1 Bristow & sutor escalating against my arrangement

Post by Curlysue » 23 May 2017 15:42

Hi please advise!
I arranged to pay £20 every 4 weeks in fortnightly payments from 25th April this year. I made the first 10 and downloaded the app so as to continue payments. When I went to use app it wouldn't recognise the ref number, so when I had money to ring them today (23rd) they (mz Tracy hastings) said it was too late and payment in full is due.
After me pointing fact after fact, it became clear when she took my 10 payment that, I had in fact paid £20 within 4 weeks. But, she still said she was escalating for full payment or receipt of goods (£600).
I am on disability and this debt was for parking fines prior to getting my blue badge. I have no savings and don't know what to do, please help :(

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#2 Re: Bristow & sutor escalating against my arrangement

Post by Schedule 12 » 23 May 2017 22:37

There is no official channel to pay a parking ticket in instalments, but there is a motion to create one in progress.

What is this app you speak of?

You might be in what is called a "vulnerable household" for the purpose of civil enforcement. The law is Regulation 10(1) of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 which says bailiffs may not carry out enforcement (take control of goods) in the presence of vulnerable persons, and paragraphs 30 and 70 to 78 of the Taking Control of Goods: National Standards 2014 provides a definition of what a vulnerable person is. This article explains what you can do to stop enforcement action.

Bailiffs are under a belief they have discretion to decide whether a person is vulnerable for the purpose of civil enforcement. There is no such regulation that provides for this, the rules say the bailiff must withdraw from the property to enable the debtor to seek advice. If a medical condition exists then unless the bailiff is a medical doctor having permission to examine you, then they are unqualified to make any decision on vulnerability.

Keep your blue badge displayed inside your car and take a photo of the car showing the badge and the number plate. Bailiffs cannot interfere with it.

regulation 4(1)(d) of the Taking Control of Goods rREgulations 2013 states:
  • (d)a vehicle on which a valid disabled person’s badge is displayed because it is used for, or in relation to which there are reasonable grounds for believing that it is used for, the carriage of a disabled person;
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