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    • mc711111
    • By mc711111 11th Aug 17, 10:21 PM
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    Want to take someone to court
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    • 11th Aug 17, 10:21 PM
    Want to take someone to court 11th Aug 17 at 10:21 PM
    I am owed money by a sole trader and was going down the county court route but have been told he does not reside at the address I have and don't know where he lives - am I wasting my time pursuing this
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    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 11th Aug 17, 10:37 PM
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    I think you will need an address where they can be contacted, or at least an address where they once lived.

    Even if you get a court order for them to pay, that won't help much if they can't be traced.
    • mc711111
    • By mc711111 11th Aug 17, 10:41 PM
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    That was my thoughts
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 11th Aug 17, 11:02 PM
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    Not using the correct address doesnt seem to stop parking companies when they take people to court.

    Naughty of them but it seems to work.
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    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 11th Aug 17, 11:22 PM
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    I think parking companies use an address which was once valid ( via DVLA ).
    • Arleen
    • By Arleen 11th Aug 17, 11:32 PM
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    You can sue him providing last address known to you just fine. Problem is that this is all you will achieve without putting some serious money and/or time to track him down. And even if you do, chances that you will extract any money from him are... well, bleak.

    So if you want to punish him, go, get the CCJ, mess up his credit file and maybe even put some pain in his life. But don't hope to ever see the money again.
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    • By Thrugelmir 12th Aug 17, 12:15 AM
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    I am owed money by a sole trader and was going down the county court route but have been told he does not reside at the address I have and don't know where he lives - am I wasting my time pursuing this
    Originally posted by mc711111
    Is he advertising anywhere? Does he have a website?

    Are you sure that you haven't simply been fobbed off?
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    • patman99
    • By patman99 13th Aug 17, 11:41 AM
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    The electoral roll will soon prove whether or not he resides at the address. It is also possible to trawl through the tools for the entire area and find his address that way.

    Posting info wanted ads on Facebook might work as well.

    Tracing people for free is much easier than folk make out. It just takes your time.
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    • By cjmillsnun 13th Aug 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 13th Aug 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 13th Aug 17, 1:34 PM
    The electoral roll will soon prove whether or not he resides at the address. It is also possible to trawl through the tools for the entire area and find his address that way.

    Posting info wanted ads on Facebook might work as well.

    Tracing people for free is much easier than folk make out. It just takes your time.
    Originally posted by patman99
    The electoral roll will not necessarily show anything. I am not on the edited roll (the one that anyone can look at) but am on the unedited (which CRAs see)
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