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Assistance with balifs

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  • Assistance with balifs

    Received a claim? Yes
    Issue Date: 9 June 2019
    Have you Acknowledged the Claim?:
    Total Amount Claimed : approximately 1700
    Claimant’s Name: Local Authority
    Solicitors Firm: not known
    Original Creditor: Local Authority
    Original Debt alleaged council tax.
    Particulars of Claim: Local authoruty sent council tax bills whilst I was away from the property only vising in frequently with no time to process bills. Previously my father paid council tax. He moved to a nursing home. I was outside the UK except returning to the houst to visit him.

    I did not receive the court summons. I have written to the court and their legal team have advised that they are willing to list my application to have the default judgement set asside. But I have to pay a fee.
    I am in the process of writting to the council to set out that I am not liable as I was not in the property and also I am a full time students too. Have received a letter from Debit collection company saying they will use balifs.

    List any letters you have sent (eg: CCA/ CPR ):
    Any Other Information or Background Details:
    Tags: None

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