Council Tax - bailiffs
Does anyone know what effect this has. I am a student and council tax exempt. However there was a mix up with my University and I wasn't on their list they send to the council. Apparently the council sent me a letter which I didn't get (had builders from hell, nuff said), all I have read is a letter from a collection company giving me 14 days, so I sorted it out with the uni who emailed the council.
The bailiff today said I was taken to court on the 4th November, they don't seriously send summons by normal post do they?
Anyway, am I right in assuming as I am not legally liable for council tax, that the full amount + COSTS will be wiped? and any mark on my records will be removed? Or is it going to be one of those nice little clusterfucks of English law that because I didn't technically inform the council than its my own fault.
my advise is ask on MSE, very good with this sort of stuff. Sounds pretty shitty that bailiffs turned up. Did you not tell the collection company why you wernt paying? In all honesty have no idea about legalities etc but hope it all goes ok
Apparently the bailiff was appointed by the council and not the court, so I didn't miss a court date because there wasn't one, just a hearing to appoint a bailiff.
Bailiff rang up after visiting and told them I said I was a student, they checked their records and low and behold I was. Rang up the council 'there seems to of been a mistake, I have ceased any further legal action and sorry for any alarm that was caused'
Inevitable self induced heart attack by 30 has now moved closer a few years.