I basically want to know what my legal options are: Firstly how can I stop the bailiffs considering that I have paid my the council tax.
The borough council continued to accept payments from me, yet sent my details to an enforcement agents, is this legal?
Secondly, can I go to court to get this stopped in some way?
I paid the council tax in full, as per payment schedule. I have not paid any bailiff fees as I paid the council in full.
I'm not entirely sure what you mean? Who? The borough council or the enforcement agents?
I have no idea. What is a liability order?
Ok, I'll contact the borough council in the morning. Are there any other questions you'd like me to ask the council?
Hello Jo C., I have obtained this information from the borough council regarding the liability order. However I did not recieve any of this at the time. I can send you the letter in it's entirity if you wish:
A summons was correctly issued to you on the 18th August 2014 for the sum of £408.00 plus summons costs of £95.00 for a hearing date of 23rd September 2014. As the summons remained unpaid a liability order was obtained at the court hearing on the 23rd September 2014 for the balance of the year’s council tax of £306.00 plus a total of £123.00 costs, which included a further £28 court costs.
On the 29th September 2014 a notice of liability order was sent to you. This advised you that liability order had been obtained and gave one final option for payment to be made in full or an arrangement made. The Council are able to accept payment arrangements at this stage as they are not subject to the statutory instalment scheme. The notice also states what other recovery action is now available to us to collect the outstanding sum, following the issue of the liability order.
I did not recieve any of the documentation (summons) at the time. The only instance of awareness was when an enforcement agent attended my property in November '14. So are there no other options or avenues I can explore?