Originally Posted by Nos4r2
This is SCARY. Imagine you forget about a parking ticket and you're away on holiday when they arrive-or they come looking for someone else-maybe a previous resident- and you're not home...
I've forwarded it to everyone in my address book.
Couldn't agree more - yet more power corruption. I just had a debt collection agency on the phone demanding £80 off me for not taxing a car. When I said the car was in my garage and hadn't moved in 2 years they said - "can you prove that".
I notified the DVLA with a SORN which they appear to have lost. Something I TOTALLY disagree with though - why should I be breaking the law if my car is on private property while I am away? Bonkers.
Under these new bailiffs laws it means they could come in and nick my TV to cover the debt - of course the TV is worth £1000 but by the time they sell it at auction and recover their costs it just coovers the bill...........
A mate of mine USED to be friendly with a bloke who runs a respected firm of bailiffs - he ripped him off a treat and they were very good friends - he then apologised and did a lot of grovelling because what he did was very illegal - my mate chose not to report him - I would have though - needless to say he has nothing to do with him any more!!!