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Legal action against unpaid sundry debt and shared equity rent | Paying for other housing charges and shared equity rent | Birmingham City Council

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Legal action against unpaid sundry debt and shared equity rent

If you receive a letter stating you are being taken to court due to non-payment of sundry debt or shared equity rent you should telephone the Sundry Debts Team immediately on 0121 675 2420 or 0121 303 3350. A member of the team will advise you on how to avoid this action. They will consider stopping action or adjourning the case if you are able to clear the debt in full or make a reasonable repayment arrangement.

If you have a sundry debt garage account you may be sent a Notice Seeking Possession for non-payment. This means that we will change the locks and take possession of the garage. If this happens, you should contact the Sundry Debts Team immediately on 0121 675 2420 or 0121 303 3350. A member of the team will advise you on how to avoid this action.

We will work with you to identify the reason for unpaid debt. If you are unable to clear unpaid debt in full we will then agree a realistic repayment plan based on your personal circumstances.

We will offer you and make a referral for independent debt advice.

If you miss a payment with your court order you must contact the Sundry Debt Team immediately on 0121 675 2420 or 0121 303 3350. A member of the team will advise you on how to bring your payments up to date. You will have a maximum of one month to do this.