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an ex partner owes me money for non payment of council tax

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an ex partner owes me money for non payment of council tax , it was in joint names but because no body knew where he had moved I became liable for the whole amount , can I use small claims to recoup at least half back and what is the likely hood of him paying ??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help with this.

Is he working?

Or does he have assets?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He is working full time but has no assets .

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
How much does he owe please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

nearly £2000.00

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks.

Its easy enough to get judgment against him. This is a small claims court sum so it will be quick and cheap to issue. You seem to be saying that you had an agreement between you that you would divide the council tax up and he defaulted upon which a court would probably accept if he was jointly named. You can issue here

www.moneyclaim.gov.uk

Obviously getting the money is a different matter. He may pay immediately. its not that much money and if he pays within 29 days it will drop off his credit file so its worth doing on his part.

he may dig his heels in. If he is in work then you can always apply for an attachment to his earnings to enforce this.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

Jo
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Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
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