Collect Services bailiff on my door

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#1 Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Marcus » 28 Sep 2017 13:12

Dear All,

I have moved homes some time ago. Just recently I've received a letter from collect services stating that I have an unpaid Penalty Charge Notice issued by Hounslow Council which I new nothing about. I've never received any ticket. My guess is that it went to an old address. Do I understand correctly that I can appeal it by calling Traffic Enforcement Centre? Today the bailiff came back and charged £235 Enforcement Fee ( I wasn't at home at that time, he just left a letter). The letter says he will return with intention of taking control of goods. Can he force entry? Do I need to let him in? The letter says he "today called at my property to enforce the Warrant issued on the authority of the Traffic Enforcement Centre at the Country Court business Centre".
Any advice willbe highly appreciated.

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Post by Marcus » 03 Oct 2017 13:27

Coould somebody please advice if I need to let the bailiff know that I am making an appeal? Apparently he came again today to my home address and left a letter. He added another £100 of his fees. Can he do that?

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#3 Re: Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Schedule 12 » 03 Oct 2017 14:29

He cannot add £100 fees arbitrarily. He is messing you about.

When the appeal is filed with the TEC the enforcement power is suspended in real time.
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Post by Marcus » 03 Oct 2017 14:39

Thank you for your quick reply. That's what I thought about the fees. Do I need to let him know that I am making an appeal?

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Post by Schedule 12 » 03 Oct 2017 15:58

No, that is the council's responsibility.
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#6 Re: Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Marcus » 03 Oct 2017 17:49

Thank you so much for your help.

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#7 Re: Collect Services bailiff Treat to make Legal Entry

Post by Marcus » 08 Dec 2017 16:03

Hi again. I've appealed the Penalty Charge Notice but it was declined, ai only received a letter from a bailiff company telling me to pay them, so don't really no why it was declined.
Today the bailiff visited again, left the letter saying I need to pay almost £500 now or contact him today before 6pm or he will come back to seize the vehicle or take household goods.
It also says:" If necessary Legal Entry will be made even in your absence."
What does it mean? I though he can't force entry or use a locksmith?
I can't afford to pay that much money I'm afraid.
Could somebody please advice what's the best to do now?
I've just recently sold my car.
Can I just pay for the Penalty Charge Notice directly to the council? Will the bailiff leave me alone or will he come to collect his fees?
What will happen if I don't pay at all as I simply don't have that kind of money now with Christmas fast approching?

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#8 Re: Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Pote Snitkin » 08 Dec 2017 16:27

There is no forced entry of any kind for traffic debts. If you have nothing of value outside then the bailiff is out of luck. You said previously that the bailiff had added a further £100 for something - do you have a breakdown of what he's asking for?

What was the basis of the appeal? Contact the council to see why the appeal was declined.

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#9 Re: Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Marcus » 08 Dec 2017 16:40

Thanks very much. That's what I though but wanted to double check.
I appealed the notice as it was sent to the previous address and I knew nothing about it until the bailiff letter came to my current address.
I'll check the bailiff's letter for the breakdown of the charges, can't remember what was it for.

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#10 Re: Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Pote Snitkin » 08 Dec 2017 16:50

When did you move? When was the PCN? When did you notify DVLA of the change of address?

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#11 Re: Collect Services bailiff on my door

Post by Marcus » 08 Dec 2017 17:07

I moved over a year ago but forgot to notify the dvla for some time; my son was born shortly after we moved and I was preoccupied. I think the PCN was issued before I changed the address at DVLA, that's probably why they diclined my appeal, right?

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