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I paid the full original amount less the compliance fee of £75 before the bailiffs were instructed. The bailiff came to collect the compliance fee only.
Because it did not appear to be part of the original amount that the court had ordered me to pay. The original letter from Rossendales made no mention of a £75 charge, I was told I had to pay this when I rang them to pay the original amount that was detailed on the letter. I took this to be some kind of Penalty Charge from them for not 'ringing them in time'
The total liability for the council was £201.98 which was made up of the council tax plus court fees I guess. The £75 was then added on when I rang to pay the £201.98, totalling £276.98. I agreed to pay two instalments of £138.49, one I paid on the phone, and for the next one I paid £25.99. This to my mind was the legally enforceable amount I had to pay.
Sorry, I meant 63.49 for second payment.
The amount I owed to Telford was 201.98 - C tax plus court costs
Rossendales added 75 as the compliance fee
I agreed to pay two instalments of 138.49 two make up the combined amount of 276.98; the first I paid when I agreed the instalment, the 63.49 I paid on the agreed date of the second payment. This meant that the original amount from Telford was paid.
I'm assuming the liability order is for the 201.98 and excludes the compliance fee?
What do you mean by liability order in this case? Are we talking the original 201.98 owed? If so then I only paid this after it been passed to a debt collection company - Rossendales. I've paid that in full through them.
It is a council tax issue. The bailiff came to collect the compliance fee. I spoke to the council and they say the compliance fee is not their money. I'd paid the council tax amount in full before the bailiff arrived.
OK, I'll have to ring them.
Hi again, having spoken to Telford:
The Hearing and Order was issued on the 20/3/2015, this was passed to Rossendales on the 23/3/2015.
I paid up the final amount of 201.98 via Rossendales on the 5/5/2015.
The letter demanding the compliance fee was dated 26/5/2015, the bailiff arrived today (3/3/2015) to collect the fee.
Telford have received MOST of the amount but not all.
Bummer, so I guess I am liable for the attendance fee of 235 as well for today's visit?
If was just to collect the 75 or property to that value.