Bailiffs: Council Tax - Stop Enforcement
Getting Out of Paying Bailiffs Fees for Concil Tax
This is called Magicians Choice because it doesn’t matter whether or not the council declines your payment or confirms thereto. Either way its stops enforcement and can get you out of paying bailiffs fees.
Make two identical documents based on this template; take cash and a witness to the council tax payments office.
If the council accepts payment ask for a receipt and hand a copy to the bailiff through your letterbox or window.
If the council declines your payment then ask the council to confirm this by completing Part A. If they refuse to sign then sign Part B and your witness signs on the council’s behalf. Complete two copies of Part B and hand a copy to the council
(Hand a copy of completed Part B to the council. Make two further copies, one to the Local Government Ombudsman and one to the bailiff and say the matter is in the hands of the LGO. If the bailiff attempts to subvert this notice, file a Form 4 complaint addressed to the bailiff’s certificating court).
Bailiffs cannot enforce the same debt twice
Bailiffs cannot enforce a null debt (a debt that has been paid to the creditor) just for his fees.