Many local council’s in Scotland have been found to impose unfair common repair bills on people who have bought ex-council property’s.
Have you bought an ex-council property in Scotland and have received a communal repair bill without any warning or notice?
Here at www.scottishtrustdeed.info we are seeing a massive rise in enquiries for free debt help when the majority of the debt relates to a shared property repair bill, which they knew nothing about and had no say in at all.
So is this fair? You would think not but that may be a legal case to whether the repairs were essential or not etc…
This doesn’t seem to be a new problem either as BBC NEWS (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/392079.stm) reported this on their website way back in 1999, that’s right almost 18 years ago this issue was flagged up but is still on course.
So what do you do if this happens to you? Well we cannot give out legal advice but generally after speaking to several people in this situation we have gathered people can look at two options, accepting the fee and finding a solution to resolve the debt or seeking legal advice and taking the matter to court;
Option one: Visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau for advice which you may then turn to seek a lawyer following that visit and take the matter to court, the downside this could add even more debt through legal costs with the council doing this regularly I’m sure they would put a strong case forward to why these repairs had to be done.
Seek free debt help in Scotland, we have already helped hundreds of people in the same situation put a plan in place which is affordable and can be debt free in a the near future.
If you are stressing out about your debt just get in touch and one of our friendly advisor will do their best to take the worry away!