Just to clarify, a Liability Order is the 7th and final step a Council takes to recover outstanding Council Tax and it is processed through the courts. What usually happens is High Court Bailiffs – the worst kind – do everything possible to recover the money and might have set up a repayment plan over several months.
If this has already been done then we can’t guarantee that bankruptcy will make the problem go away, unless the Official Receiver instructs otherwise. The reason for this is that non-payment of Council Tax is viewed as very serious. The best call here is to get in touch with a Council prior to the Liability Order stage and make some kind of arrangement. Even if you offer an additional £10 per month, they will defer the Liability order.
‘Will bankruptcy stop a Liability Order’ is just one of hundreds of questions we’ve answered over the years, but feel free to call us on 01425 600129 if you need to know more or need bankruptcy help. Our staff are ex-financial services and have the experience to get you the best result every time.