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    • tomo12
    • By tomo12 17th Mar 18, 11:06 AM
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    Rossendales bailiffs
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    • 17th Mar 18, 11:06 AM
    Rossendales bailiffs 17th Mar 18 at 11:06 AM
    Hi, just looking for quick advice.

    On the 15th a Rossendales bailiff attended my house. I opened the door not knowing who it was, and low and behold it was a bailiff. I never invited him in, he made himself comfortable in the doorway so I couldn't close it. Is he allowed to do this? I've been told they have to be invited in the first time.

    Second, he was aggressive and rude, insisting I had to pay what HE said I had to, my offers fell on deaf ears. He has given me a 'Final notice of intention to remove goods'. Can they remove anything?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • pmlindyloo
    • By pmlindyloo 17th Mar 18, 11:18 AM
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    What kind of debt is this for?
    • tomo12
    • By tomo12 17th Mar 18, 11:50 AM
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    Council tax.
    • atrixblue.-MFR-.
    • By atrixblue.-MFR-. 17th Mar 18, 11:59 AM
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    Council tax.
    Originally posted by tomo12
    At this stage no he only has a liability by the sounds of it. he cant barge his way in or cause breach of the peace at this stage.


    My advice to you is to either pay up the original debt via the council website if you can afford it, this will negate the necessity for a warrant to enter your premises by rossendales because they can only seek their fee's rather than execute a warrant on behalf of council.
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    • By CIS 17th Mar 18, 12:08 PM
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    The enforcement agent doesn't have to be invited in, he has to have peaceful entry. The two issues are not one and the same.

    If a door was opened and he stepped in then there's always an argument of one word against another. The usual argument is that the agent pushed in whilst they will say they simply stepped unopposed through an open door way (which would be peaceful entry).
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax paralegal assisting Council Tax payers. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
    • Herbie21
    • By Herbie21 17th Mar 18, 6:58 PM
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    • 17th Mar 18, 6:58 PM
    Hi, just looking for quick advice.

    On the 15th a Rossendales bailiff attended my house. I opened the door not knowing who it was, and low and behold it was a bailiff.

    Second, he was aggressive and rude, insisting I had to pay what HE said I had to, my offers fell on deaf ears. He has given me a 'Final notice of intention to remove goods'. Can they remove anything?

    Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by tomo12
    In the first instance, a bailiff visit is not usually a welcome experience but before getting to this stage, you should have received a Notice of Enforcement. A compliance fee of 75 would have been charged when that notice was sent. Did you receive the notice?

    The following outlines the difficulty with making payment arrangements when a bailiff attends the property.

    http://bailiffadviceonline.co.uk/index/council-tax-national-non-domestic-rate-nndr/payment-arrangements-with-bailiffs

    Regarding your question about removing goods. If a vehicle is outside of your property, then it most certainly is at risk of being taken into control.

    PS: When a personal visit is made, you need to be aware that the 'purpose' of the visit is to 'take control' of your goods to settle the debt. If you do not have a car outside, then the bailiff may be more willing to accept a payment arrangement.
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    • By iolanthe07 14th May 18, 10:02 AM
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    OP, Council Tax is the one debt, along with rent and mortgage, that you really don't want to mess about with. Contact the council to make an arrangement to pay what you can afford.
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