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missjo1984

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so worried!
« on: Nov 27, 2013, 04:02:24 PM »
I made an agreement to pay a company £60 per week to pay for a council tax debt. However due to unplanned expenses and the run up to xmas I have missed 3 payments. I have now received a letter to say that another company will come with a locksmith and remove property from my house. After xmas I will be able to pay the debt off completely in two instalments. Can anyone give me any advice what to do until then? They are threatening to take my furniture meaning me and my daughter won't even have a sofa to sit on

What goes around

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Re: so worried!
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »
Please go and get some specialist debt advice such as Step Change debt charity. They will help you understand what people can and can't do. Debt collectors are not the same as High Court Enforecment Officers and do not have the same rights.


For anyone to enter your property and remove goods is a last resort and would be as the result of a court order. I'm not sure from your post what action the council has already taken through the courts.


But please, give Step Change a call today, they'll help you with the advice you need.

freeandclear

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Re: so worried!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 2014, 01:32:08 PM »
Hi there
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Re: so worried!
« Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 2014, 01:32:59 PM »
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dmworz

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Re: so worried!
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2014, 07:01:51 PM »
I was told not to answer the door, make sure your windows are locked at all times and even if they do enter they cannot take certain items, ie sofa, washer, fridge etc. The CAB can explain to you all of this. They cannot take childrens item either. If you have a car then move it. They will more than likely want to enter into a payment arrangement but if I was you I would contact your CAB and get them to act on your behalf, they did for me, I had a much larger debt than you and have set up a standing order making regular payment. Good Luck and hope it gets sorted.