PETTY SESSIONAL AREA OF SOUTH CHESHIRE
IN THE COUNTY OF CHESHIRE
SOUTH CHESHIRE MAGISTRATES COURT (1187)
COMPLAINANT: Cheshire East Borough Council
Summons Number: NUMBER
Complaint has today been laid by Cheshire East Borough Council that you, being liable to pay Council Tax to the said authority have not paid the amount due as shown below.
You are therefore summoned to appear before the Magistrates Court sitting at South Cheshire Magistrates Court, The Law Courts, Crewe, CW1 2DT at 11.00 am on Friday, 27 September 2013.
IF YOU AGREE THAT YOU OWE THE AMOUNT BELOW YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND COURT
If you search the web there certainly seems to be a lot of controversy with regards to this sort of summons, also the Liability Order that follows this summons.
Period: 1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014 Mmmm!
Name: Fails to name the person concerned!
Address: Fails to state the address it relates to!
I find it very strange that even though this is a court summons (well that is what it says) there is no court seal or stamp, basically this could have been written by any monkey on a typewriter!
Signature on the document is just a squiggle (Monkey with a crayon?) it does not even bother to say who actually signed the document.
Conversation with the Court
I did actually ring the court concerned to ask about this summons. The lady replied, ” unfortunately we are not able to give you any information regarding this, as it has got nothing to do with the Court. The Council only are dealing with this, they hire a Court room for a day, so that all the cases can be heard at once. If you have any queries regarding this you will need to contact the council.”
So is this actually legal, if the court has nothing to do with it other than hire out a room?
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The trouble is that once a Liability Order has been issued, they are then passed over to bailiffs for collection!
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