Water Bill Debt Collection

Getting help with water bill debt collection can seem a stressful time to many. One reason for getting backdated water bills is that the company may only have just became aware of any existence of the property. Many providers do run hardship schemes or fund independent charitable trusts which can help pay off water arrears. Also you may be eligible to have some of your water debt written off legally if you qualify for an IVA. Payments for current water charges are usually made in eight to ten instalments. Suppliers have access to grants and schemes that can also write off amounts of debt if the client makes regular payments to the water bill arrears.

Help With Water Bill Debt

Backdated Water Bills

All water companies have a code of practice for dealing with customers who have fallen behind with their water repayments. A water company can backdate water bills but there's procedures.

Wipe Off Water Debt

Although there is a way to get your water debt written off, it only applies to a certain criteria. Firstly you should work out if you can realistically afford to pay back each month to the water arrears.

Water Bill Debt Collection

Although your supplier cannot turn off your water supply if you have arrears, they can use court action against you. Water bill debt collection usually occurs when there's an outstanding balance.

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Advice On Water Arrears Debt

What Happens If Backdated Water Bills Don't Get Paid?

Firstly a water company cannot disconnect a domestic water supply if it’s are in arrears.  Also they can’t install anything in a home that restricts the flow of water from the taps. With that being said if the water company threatens to disconnect the water for being in arrears, you can complain to the Consumer Council for Water (Cc Water). However if the money is owed, it will still have to be paid to prevent any further action being taken.

Help With Water Arrears On Benefits

People can get help with water bill debts if their receiving benefits. These benefits include; Income Support, Pension Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Job seeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit. Also it’s possible to ask the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deduct a sum from the benefit or Universal Credit payment to cover current water rates. Contact the water company, or the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), with details of a most recent water bill to arrange this.

Find Out If You Can Get Any Of Your Water Debt Written Off

 There’re schemes that might help to get a percentage of the debt written off if you qualify for government legislation. On the other hand, if there isn’t a repayment arrangement in place the water company can issue a county court claim against you. Nonetheless if you are unsure about anything or concerned we are here to give you the help you need.

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