Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Under the new regulations I owe nothing because paragraph 58(1) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 says when the debtor pays the debt in full (which I have) enforcement action must cease forthwith and no further enforcement steps can be taken. When enforcement action ceases bailiffs cannot enforce the recovery of fees, Paragraph 31 of the National Standards for Enforcement Agents 2014. As we understand it, under the new regulations a bailiff cannot even sue you for fees let alone levy distress for them. If Bristow and Sutor want a court case, I will give them one.
Meanwhile, I've not bothered to pay anything on this years council tax either. The council have sent me a letter threatening a Liability Order unless I pay £112.09, incurring costs of £85. So South Gloucestershire Council are still profiteering from unlawful fees. It's about time someone tested this in court. If I can put the last two cases to bed this year then I will give it some thought. But for Bristow and Sutor... it's game on. Bring it.