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Tue Jan 11 00:18:16 GMT 2011
On 10 Jan 2011, at 20:13, Francis Davey wrote:
> In England and Wales that would be an attachment of earnings order.
> You _can_ apply for such an order even if you don't know the
> defendant's NI number or indeed the identity of their employer. In
> practice you'd apply for the debtor to be questioned and if they
> refused to supply the relevant information you'd ask the court to
> commit them to prison. Very few former landlords are sufficiently
> bloody minded to do so.
Indeed but having the number up front makes it easier and more importantly quicker to finish the process of getting your money. Hence the request for the data upfront. If the tenant has done a runner you need to find them before you can get the polis or local UK equivalent to interrogate them.
How bloody minded you may choose to be probably depends on how much they owe.
Of course it doesn't work with transient Europeans who are only issued with temporary NI numbers.
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