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    • Ofayub
    • By Ofayub 29th Nov 17, 2:59 PM
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    CCJ-Wrong Address
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    • 29th Nov 17, 2:59 PM
    CCJ-Wrong Address 29th Nov 17 at 2:59 PM
    Hi
    Received a Bailiff letter last week for a CCJ I have no idea existed. On speaking to the court transpires that communications were sent to an address where I have never lived or have no connection whatsoever.
    Charge relates to piece of land that I own and the company is asking for maintenance costs. I have never had communications regarding this in 16.5 years. My address hasn't changed in past 20 years. Th lady at the court said it should have never gone thru but company went to higher court. I have no idea what that means. Could someone please help with this?
    Also,I have applied for it to be set aside. But was just wondering if asked in court, how could I prove I have never lived at the address they have sent the notice to.
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 29th Nov 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 3:28 PM
    You will have paid Council Tax for the last 20 years. Contact the Council and ask if they will (kindly) supply proof of this. How long have you been with your current utility suppliers, bank, ISP, telephone etc? Any such proofs may be useful.

    Some legal advice may also be necessary; try local solicitors for a free short consultation, if available. What written evidence, if any, does the maintenace company supply as proof that you owe these charges?
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

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    • 29th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 4:14 PM
    Hi Ofayub


    In addition to supplying the sort of documentary evidence described by Robisere above, you could also consider filing a simple statutory declaration to the effect that you have never had any connection with the address used to issue the claim - this would need to be witnessed by someone such as a court clerk or a solicitor unconnected with the case - a small fee will usually apply.


    Good luck


    Dennis
    @natdebtline
    We work as money advisers for National Debtline and have specific permission from MSE to post to try to help those in debt. Read more information on National Debtline in MSE's Debt Problems: What to do and where to get help guide. If you find you're struggling with debt and need further help try our online advice tool My Money Steps
    • CIS
    • By CIS 29th Nov 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 5:21 PM
    Hi
    Received a Bailiff letter last week for a CCJ I have no idea existed. On speaking to the court transpires that communications were sent to an address where I have never lived or have no connection whatsoever.
    Charge relates to piece of land that I own and the company is asking for maintenance costs. I have never had communications regarding this in 16.5 years. My address hasn't changed in past 20 years. Th lady at the court said it should have never gone thru but company went to higher court. I have no idea what that means. Could someone please help with this?
    Also,I have applied for it to be set aside. But was just wondering if asked in court, how could I prove I have never lived at the address they have sent the notice to.
    Originally posted by Ofayub
    When was the CCJ granted ?
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery as I'm now a self employed Council Tax advisor and consultant with my own Council Tax consultancy business. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
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