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Business Rates Summons and Liability Order

Important: liability order hearing set for Highbury Magistrates' Court

23 April 2020, 2pm

You will be aware that due to the COVID-19 virus there are many changes to the way we have to work during this crisis. In order to mitigate risks, the Court is closed so the Liability Hearing for this date has been postponed.

Any debt remaining on your account it is still payable.

We are in the process of contacting people whose details are known. However, you should contact us on 020 8489 1700 to make a suitable payment arrangement. Alternatively, you can send an email to business.rates@haringey.gov.uk

We understand these are difficult times and we will try to assist where possible.


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Summons

If payment is not received following the issue of a reminder or final notice, the council will apply to Haringey Magistrates' Court to issue a summons for non-payment of Business Rates.

If we send you a summons you will be liable for costs which will be added to your business rate account.

A summons requests payment of the full balance plus the additional summons costs to be made to the council before the hearing date.

You do not need to attend the hearing, however, the council will seek to obtain a liability order which allows further recovery action to be taken to collect any outstanding business rates.

If you are unable to pay the outstanding amount in full before the instalment date and would like to make an instalment arrangement select the summons option on our contact form. The arrangement offer must clear what you owe before the end of March.

If there is another reason that your business rates have not been paid, select the summons option and contact us as soon as possible before the hearing date so we can try to help you avoid incurring further costs.

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Liability Order

If a liability order is obtained at Haringey Magistrates' Court and you have not agreed a payment plan or contacted business rates, your debt will be passed to an Enforcement Agent to collect without further notice.

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22 April 2020

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