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Good afternoon, I was wondering if someone can help. I used

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Good afternoon,
I was wondering if someone can help. I used to be a driving instructor with my own business. I had a website built a couple of years a go when I first started. I have never been able to use it and I went in for training and they couldn't get it to work. So I left it, In the last couple of months I have been receiving letters from a debt collectors saying they are going to take me to court. I have never received an invoice or letter from the website company. I spoke to debt collectors and they said they would talk to their clients and put my account on hold. Next thing I know another letter comes through about taking me to court. As you can probably guess I am not pleased. I do the debt collecting at work and know that you have to send out invoices and letters to the client and give them chance. The debt collectors I use wont chase anything more than a year old. But that's by the by. My driving school ceased trading last year. What do I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
It seems to me that they're trying to chase an alleged debt for a contract that was breached from the beginning as they couldn't get the website to work. Without even seeing the terms and conditions of contract I cannot conceive of any reason why they would be entitled to claim a fee from you for something that they didn't produce.
Write directly to the company explaining your position and copy in the debt collection agency at the same time. That is all you can do at this time. If they are unwise enought to take you to court you will have to enter appearance and lodge a defence.
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