Council Tax Bailiffs

Has anyone had experience of presenting a DMHEF ( Debt and Mental Health Evidence Form ) to a Council Tax department?

The Equality Act 2010 requires that institutions make reasonable adjustments where action can negatively impact the health of a client. And having a bailiff threatening to enter your home and remove your possessions is such an action.

One Local Authority agrees and will recall bailiffs and change the enforcement state to Attachment of Benefit.

However I have spoken to a Council Tax team leader today at Torridge DC who said that it depended on the amount of the debt and if it was large she may not comply. I pointed out that the Equality Act does not have exemptions for creditors according to the amount of debt, but she rejected my advice.

Any shared experience would be very welcome.

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