Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. A director is not liable for a limited company's debts (except in limited circumstances for example if they traded the company knowing it was insolvent), and if the bill is in the name if the company EON can only pursue the company for the money. What I would recommend is that you write back to EON as follows:
(i) Say you deny any liability for the debt, say it is solely the responsibility of the company;
(ii) Say that it is a criminal offence to harass someone for a debt they do not owe, under S.40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970;
(iii) Say that if they do not stop pursuing and threatening you, you reserve the right to complain to their regulator
https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ and trading standards.
I look forward to hearing from you.Kind regards AJ
Thank you. Who had their name on the lease? And who's name is ***** ***** invoice? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. There only option would be to sue for the money if you refused to pay, and you could defend this on the basis that your name was not on the lease or the account. Is Nancy's Pantry a limited company?
Hi, Thank you. You should write back to them and say:
- They have cynically altered the name of the account to suggest it was started a sole trade, when clearly it was in the name of a limited company;
- Say that your name was never personally on the account or the lease;
- Say you deny any responsibility for the invoice - and you will to any court or regulator the attempts they have made to extort money from you;
- Say you will seek to recover from the cost of defending any claim.
Just to confirm you at no point personally guaranteed the utilities?
Kind regards AJ