on 12-02-2014 18:21
Hi, as i've said on these pages before i have an unsavoury character (thats being polite) who lives in the flat above me who i would rather not be up there.....drugs, noise etc. Anyway, i know he doesn't pay anyone so as far as i can understand he has received a court summons for later this month....knowing him as i do he most likely won't attend. Its for non-payment of Council Tax. What will happen when they find he hasn't showed up....simply fine him in his absense or will they send the Police out for him. The number of debt letters that arrive for him is unbelievable he clearly does not pay anyone. The housing association are also keen to speak to him but they tell me he ignores all calls, doesn't respond to letters they send and recently when he knew they were coming round for a chat he deliberately went out (2 separate occasions). Hiring a hitman isn't an option. Any legal eagles out there?
on 12-02-2014 18:26
If it's council tax then normaly the court will just order an attachment of earnings which takes a fixed amount every week or month from his wages or benefits so that he has no option but to pay because the money is stopped at source before it ever gets to him.
on 12-02-2014 18:29
If he ignores that . There will be a court order for baliffs to attend. And issue forced eviction. . Again with council tax. . He can and could well be going away. At her majs pleasure. Maybe a month inside. . Maybe if your lucky. He will do a runner. .
He may already have a warrent out for his arrest. Non payment of fines. . .
But. He is on thin ice as it were.
on 12-02-2014 18:32
The council tax summons is only stage one so that the council can go to bailiff action to recover the debt. If he is so unsociable then the housing association can start eviction proceedings, particularly for non payment of rent.
You need to keep complaining to them about antisocial issues...and if drugs are involved, call the police. This will establish a record of complaints which will aid the authorities in dealing with him.
Good luck - it can be a long process....
on 12-02-2014 18:33
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on 12-02-2014 18:45