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Could you please explain the situation a little more?
My daughter moved in to her property on the 14th November 2013 and switched utility company straight away, but now a debt collection agency is threatening to take her to court for the sum of £156 for gas and electricity from the 19th of November to the 22nd of December 2013. we have contacted british gas and they say she doesn't owe anything to them although they do use LCS debt collection agency. The other strange thing is they refer to her as the occupier.
In that case no
They need her name to take her to Court.
If it had been a case she was a squatter and the Landlord didn't know the name, then yes the Landlord could take to Court without knowing the name, for example
But in this case its a debt.
As such a name is needed for Court
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you, what do you recommend she does? she has tried writing to them
Its in their hands.
She does not need to do anything else
ok thank you
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