Dear Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers or a detailed description if you wish ...

the answers should be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or
simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council
but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the prior
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves
a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract
.?

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
past ?

thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.

8.before a seizure of a persons assets do you make sure under human rights act that the bailiff has done a fair and balanced test with regards to whether the seizure is in the favour of the public interest

Yours faithfully,

Yours faithfully,

claire moore

Yours faithfully,

claire moore

FOI Unit, Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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RE: - Request For Information

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Dear Ms Moore

 

Please find attached a response to your recent Freedom of Information
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Dear Timothy Maloney,

thank you for your transparancy and prompt reply

i would ask you to pass on a message to your collections team that they should consider human rights as well as the tcog act .At the moment councils are ignoring their responsabilities under human rights and it is leading to negligence claims

article 1 protocol 1 is the act that needs to be respected that isnt .hope that helps

Yours sincerely,

claire moore