GrahamS wrote:Hello I haven't long joined so hello.
I am self employed and have had problems paying and have missed a few payments. I have had yet another notice informing me that if I do not pay within 7 days then I will be persuade by the Magistrate's court.
My question is that as I HAVE paid in the past and am now claiming that the collection of money for the sake of council tax without a proper bill is illegal, if they play the "you paid it before" Card can I defend against this?
I am going to pay this latest bill as I am not ready to challenge it but the next few months I fully intend to build a case to challenge the council on this, with a view to prove the collection is illegal and that all payments I have made in the past have been made under false premise of owing money to the council and seek a refund of the last 6 years of payments. It may take me a year or 2 but I fully intend to try.
Also can anyone help me find the company number or parent company of my council?
legaleagle wrote:Just as an after thought I don't know here you live but it might be worth having a look at your councils payment terms and conditions. The reason why I say this is because you mention you have received notices from them twice and my local councils policy is that they only give you two warnings and then remove your right to pay in instalments. I have friends who where having problems, missed the payments twice and then received a bill for the full amount on the third time.
Just a thought. I hope you manage to get things sorted
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