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    Manweb Chasing Me For Money Not Owed - Help
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    • 20th Mar 09, 4:59 PM
    Manweb Chasing Me For Money Not Owed - Help 20th Mar 09 at 4:59 PM
    I would really appreciate some advice on this re my legal rights and also where I stand in practice.

    About 6 years ago I lived in a shared house with four other people who I didn't know previously. We had some problems with the Manweb bill and I sorted it out.

    When we next got a bill my name was on it. I phoned up Manweb and said I didn't want my name on the bill as it was a shared house and not my sole responsibility. They told me that when I moved out I could pay my fifth of the bill and my name would be taken off.

    When I moved out I paid a fifth of the outstanding money and asked them to take my name off the bill. A few weeks later my name was still on the bill so I phoned them again and told them to take it off. I then went to work abroad for a while. I know I should have checked again but I was really busy and didn't get round to it.

    I have just had a text from some credit company who said they are acting on behalf of Scottish power and would I phone them. They must have got my number from a website or something.

    I fear that my name was never taken off the bill and they are now after me all these years later. I am very worried about CCJs etc. They don't have my new address or anything.

    So, I want to know my legal rights - am I liable for the whole bill?

    Also, can they register a CCJ against me if they don't have my address?

    What should I do? Instinct tells me to try and get in touch with the old landlord and get some written evidence as to when I moved out but he might have moved on by now. What if I can't get in touch with him. Also, I am worried about opening a can of worms and don't want this agency to have my new address. I can't believe they are chasing me after all this time!!!

    Realistically, can they do anything to me if they don't have an address and don't know this is my phone number? I mean, they don't know it's me do they? They must have got the number from some website or survey where I filled in my details. In any event, I would have thought they would have written off the debt by now.

    Does anyone know anything about companies writing off debts?

    I just feel I did the honest thing and paid my bit of the bill and don't deserve this stress.

    Any advice please?
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