From April 2008 you
can apply to your local sheriff court for 'time to pay' council tax
debt in Scotland. For summary warrants granted prior to April
1st you will need to wait until July 1st before you can make a 'time
to pay' application (although you may be able to use the Debt
Arrangement Scheme meantime).
This important new
right comes from the Bankruptcy & Diligence etc., (Scotland) Act
2007 which extends the time to pay provisions of the Debtors
(Scotland) Act 1987 to include tax debts under summary warrant procedure.
If a time to pay
application is granted the council cannot found upon arrears to
bankrupt you or do 'diligence' against that debt - 'diligence' is the
name for debt enforcement such as an earnings arrestment, bank
arrestment, an attachment order against cars or an exceptional
attachment order against household goods.
straight-forward and you can do this yourself, or get free help from
a money advisor.
Navigate the links to find out how
to apply for 'time to pay'.