Maidstone Borough Council / Equita Ltd - Assignment and Sub-Contracting to James Alexander King Newlyn PLC

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Dear Maidstone Borough Council,

Maidstone Borough Council / Equita Ltd - Assignment and Sub-Contracting to James Alexander King Newlyn PLC

Thank you for confirming that all enforcement agents working for Equita Ltd are required to provide ID on request and your draft agreement of 2014 expressly states they can not assign work to sub-contractor enforcement agents who work for Newlyn Plc or otherwise without the approval of the Council and must not refuse to identify themselves by producing ID and their Bailiff Certificate when requested.

Please confirm when Maidstone Borough Council granted permission to Equita Ltd to sub-contract and provide all dates and the name of the sub-contractors I.e. Newlyn PLC.

And confirm if your sub-contractors enforcement agents are also required to provide a name and ID when requested by law.

Yours faithfully,

Ed Boyce

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Maidstone Borough Council Billing Authority outsource enforcement of council tax by charging orders/ bankruptcy to J E Baring & Co solicitors, who are also instructed by the council's/solicitors self chosen Insolvency Practitioners /Trustees (Michael Abram Goldstein/James Paul Shaw).

Equita Ltd is then instructed by J E Baring & Co to evict families on behalf of the trustee.

Why is Equita Ltd instructing Newlyn PLC agent(s) and/ or unidentified others to act on behalf of their High Court Enforcement Officer James William Metcalfe .

Why are Kent Police assisting bailiffs/enforcement agents when no named High Court Enforcement Officer is named on a High Court Writ and who refuse to help identify unidentified agents who are required by law to produce ID and a bailiff certificate.

Complaints & FOI (MBC), Maidstone Borough Council

Dear Ed Boyce
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
 
Ref: FOI 7966
 
Thank you for your request for information. We will have a response ready
for you within 20 working days of the date you made your request.
 
Please note that we have combined this information request with your
previous email, received by us at 15:28 on 12/04/19, because in both
instances you have requested information about our contract with Equita
Ltd.  Therefore, the following requests will be responded to in our
response to FOI 7966:
 
Maidstone Borough Council have failed to produce the dates since 1993 that
the council have instructed Equita Ltd, please provide all dates that you
are required to hold records of  without further delay.
 
Thank you for providing a draft from 2014 what date was this put before
and approved by councillors or officers and when were the Common Seals of
Maidstone Borough Council , Swale and Tunbridge Wells affixed and in whose
presence and what date did it come into effect.
 
Also list the authorised signatory executed as a Deed by Equita Ltd.
 
37. Assignment And Sub-Contracting
 
37.1 This Agreement is personal to the Contractor shall not assign,
charge, novate, declare a trust of or otherwise dispose of this Agreement
or any part of it without the prior written approval of the Council.
 
37.2  Except as agreed between the parties, the Contractor shall not
sub-contract its obligations under this Agreement without prior written
approval of the Council and shall provide to the Council all details
reasonably requested in respect of any and all approved sub-Contractors.
 
37.3  The Contractor shall be liable for the acts and omissions of any
sub- contractor and the Contractor shall remain liable to the Council for
the performance of the Contractor's obligations under the Contract.
 
37.4  Nothing in the Agreement shall operate to restrict the Council from
assigning, charging, novating, declaring a trust of or otherwise disposing
of this Agreement or any it's rights or obligations under it to any third
party.
 
Please confirm when Maidstone Borough Council granted permission to Equita
Ltd to sub-contract and provide all dates and the name of the
sub-contractors I.e. Newlyn PLC.
 
And confirm if your sub-contractors enforcement agents are also required
to provide a name and ID when requested by law.
 
After considering your request, we may decide to refuse to supply the
information under a number of exemptions that exist in legislation. For
details of these exemptions, please visit the Information Commissioner’s
website:
[1]https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Team
Policy and Information Team
Maidstone Borough Council, Maidstone House, King Street, Maidstone, Kent
ME15 6JQ
t 01622 602640 w [2]www.maidstone.gov.uk
 
 
 

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Dear Complaints & FOI (MBC),

This is a good example of what has been allowed to occur in the UK and condoned by the police who fail and/or refuse to act to protect families from rogue bailiffs etc.

Kent Police & Rogue Bailiffs unlawful eviction - Maidstone Against Corruption https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ImXM1mZ...

Yours sincerely,

Ed Boyce