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    • newstart2018
    • By newstart2018 10th May 18, 10:07 PM
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    Council tax arrears in bankruptcy
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    • 10th May 18, 10:07 PM
    Council tax arrears in bankruptcy 10th May 18 at 10:07 PM
    Hi,

    Just a quick question, HMRC are petitioning for my bankruptcy at the end of this month and I am not contesting this. Myself and my partner have 3000 of council tax arrears which I am aware will fall to him in the event of my bankruptcy, but he is a stay at home dad with no personal income. What will happen to the arrears? I have searched for the answer for hours but cannot find it anywhere so I m hoping someone on here can help?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 10th May 18, 10:21 PM
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    It's up to the council how they pursue this. Bailiffs are the most likely route.

    He could maybe look at a DRO if he meets the criteria
    • CIS
    • By CIS 10th May 18, 10:44 PM
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    I would suggest, if it's in England and Wales, he also looks in to applying for a section 13a(1)(c) discretionary relief.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax specialist. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
    • saifnadir2014
    • By saifnadir2014 11th May 18, 5:30 AM
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    Can bailiff ask me to see my bank statement and do I have to provide it to them? Please help
    • saifnadir2014
    • By saifnadir2014 11th May 18, 5:32 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 5:32 AM
    Phoenix bailiffs
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    • 11th May 18, 5:32 AM
    Bailiffs have asked to see my bank statement. Do I have to provide it to them? Please help. Thank you
    • CIS
    • By CIS 11th May 18, 7:20 AM
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    They can but you don't have to show them. Bear in mind that they also don't have to accept any payment arrangement.
    I no longer work in Council Tax Recovery but instead work as a self employed Council Tax specialist. My views are my own reading of the law and you should always check with the local authority in question.
    • maxmycardagain
    • By maxmycardagain 12th May 18, 7:00 PM
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    cant show what ya aint got...
    Dont worry, be happy
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