Waveney District Council

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Bailiff action

Once your account has been issued to the bailiff, you should make any payments directly to them. They may also be willing to make a short-term payment arrangement with you. If you still do not make payment, or default on an arrangement made with the bailiff, the Council can authorise the bailiff to remove goods from your property. The goods will then be sold to cover the balance outstanding and the bailiff's costs.

If the bailiff is unable to collect the amount due, the Council will begin insolvency proceedings, to wind up your company or put you into bankruptcy. As a last resort, the Council retains the right to commence committal proceedings, which could result in a term in prison.

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Business Rates

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Address: Waveney District Council, Revenues and Benefits, PO Box 96, Lowestoft, NR32 1HW

Tel: 01502 523280

Fax: 01502 523310

Email: brates@waveney.gov.uk