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Arrears and debt recovery

  • Business

You've received a bill to pay business rates

The bill includes all details about the property that you're being charged for and your period of liability. The bill sets out an instalment scheme to pay your rates. The first instalment will be set a minimum of 14 days from the date that the account was first raised.

You can choose to pay your instalments monthly by banker's order or direct debit.

Reminder notice

This is because you've failed to pay your instalments in accordance with the original demand. You are required to pay the amount outstanding to bring your account up to date within the next seven days.  Failure to do so will result in the full balance will becoming due after 14 days.

If you have any problems paying or you are not liable for this debt than you must contact us without delay.

Final notice

This is because you've failed to pay your instalments in accordance with your original demand notice. Your right to instalments has now been withdrawn and you're required to pay the balance of your account within seven days.

If you have any problems paying or you are not liable for this debt then you must contact us without delay.

Summons

This is because you've failed to make payments in accordance with the reminder notice. You've now lost your right to pay by instalments and you'll need to pay the whole balance of your account plus summons costs before the hearing date. If you're unable to pay the summons in full please contact the Business Rates section to discuss the possibility of agreeing a short-term arrangement.

If you feel that the summons is incorrect, do not wait until the court date, contact the Business Rates section without delay. If you do not pay the full balance on the summons including the court costs before the hearing date a liability order will be applied for at court. If a liability order is granted at court, additional costs will be added to your account.

Notice to comply with a liability order

A liability order was obtained against you at the Magisrates Court for non payment of business rates.  As you've now been issued with this notice you must pay the full balance including the costs within seven days of the date of the notice.

Notice from the bailiff (enforcement agent)

The bailiffs have been instructed to collect the outstanding business rates from you. This is because you have failed to pay the overdue amount directly to the council. In order to avoid further action taken against you by the bailiff, you're advised to contact the bailiff company without delay.

If at anytime you receive one of the above notices and you are not liable for the debt , contact the Business Rates section.

Contacts

  • Business Rates
  • PO Box 2016, Pershore, WR10 9BH
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  • Tel: 020 8359 2735
  • FAX: 0208 315 2258
  • Email: businessrates@barnet.gov.uk

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