MID KENT ENFORCEMENT ????

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#1 MID KENT ENFORCEMENT ????

Post by K Lawrence » 10 Nov 2017 08:29

iv got to work this morning and just had a call to say we have received a letter from "MID KENT ENFORCEMENT " for unpaid council Tax , can someone please help and shed some light as I'm worried this could be a scam as I've never heard of this company and had a quick look on the net before I start work and can't find anything ??

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Post by K Lawrence » 10 Nov 2017 09:33

Thanx 😟

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Post by Schedule 12 » 10 Nov 2017 11:11

It's an in-house company within the council.
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Post by K Lawrence » 10 Nov 2017 21:29

Thanx for the info , is that even legal as it looks like if that's the case it's almost a company set up within the council ? Surely there is a conflict of interest going on here if it's the council as who's to say they won't act quicker to get more business for there company !
I'm sure this can't be legal as the extra charges they stick on are lining the councils pockets not to mention they all ready put up my council Tax year on year .
Spoke to a few people today and all I've heard about this lot are bad things.

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Post by Amy » 10 Nov 2017 22:06

Do you owe council tax?

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Post by K Lawrence » 12 Nov 2017 20:08

Yes it's council Tax , was going to try calling the council direct in the morning and try and sort something out first . I was in a similar situation a few years back and managed to sort a payment plan out with bailiffs .

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Post by Schedule 12 » 12 Nov 2017 20:12

if you cut a deal with the council then you will be £310 better off.

Any deal with a bailiff will attract fee and charges and they will always try to get the maximum.
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Post by K Lawrence » 12 Nov 2017 20:19

I'm hoping they will , I know I owe it but £310 is a lot coming upto Christmas!

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Post by Schedule 12 » 14 Nov 2017 10:50

The bailiff cannot take control of goods in respect of the £310. They eventually move on.
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Post by K Lawrence » 15 Nov 2017 17:43

So the council are insistent that I have to deal with the bailiffs even though I've said but they are your bailiffs ? The bailiff company are asking me to clear the whole debt within 3 months which I can't do , any advice would be great as I'm expecting a knock on the door any time .

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Post by K Lawrence » 15 Nov 2017 18:08

It says on the letter that the removal can be done in my absence if they apply at the magistrates court for a warrant of entry as the law directs , can they do this if I have made an offer to pay although they have refused it ?

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Post by Schedule 12 » 16 Nov 2017 13:20

It is not possible to apply to a magistrate for a "warrant" to remove goods regarding council tax.

Only yesterday I was given a video of a bailiff (filmed yesterday) from JBW swearing at a single mums front door, he then said he had a "warrant" and rummaged through her bins outside. The bailiff asked about her "vehicle" which he was told was "not his concern". The bailiff eventually moved on after I called him on his mobile. I am now doing a section 134 write off because the continued enforcement is having a detrimental effect on her health.

Removal can be done in absentia ONLY if you leave a door unlocked. They can enter. They cannot enter through a window.
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Post by K Lawrence » 17 Nov 2017 09:42

Thank you that reassures me a little , so how comes a council can write this on there letters?
It says a warrant of entry as the law directs ..... surley if the law doesn't say this then the council are doing something illegal with writing this on there letters ????

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Post by Schedule 12 » 17 Nov 2017 11:51

Lets see it.
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Post by K Lawrence » 17 Nov 2017 14:53

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It's the paragraph at the bottom of the letter
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#17 Re: MID KENT ENFORCEMENT ????

Post by Schedule 12 » 17 Nov 2017 15:43

It's a standard template document, in your case its council tax. There is no provision in the regulations or practice directions enabling a bailiff to apply to a magistrate to break entry to private homes to recover council tax.

I would be inclined to bring that document to the council's attention because it is a false representation of his powers in order to obtain a money transfer.

I think the bailiff company making that document is confused about a warrant of entry under paragraph 15 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007,
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#18 Re: MID KENT ENFORCEMENT ????

Post by K Lawrence » 17 Nov 2017 17:25

Thank you so much it's much appreciated , think I've got something sorted out now on it at long last but I am concerned and annoyed about the council company making illegal threats on there letters , you would have thought that as a council representing them selves that they would at least have knowledge of the law but maybe this is a discussion for a future thread

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