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Hillside Services Limited Debt – Should You Pay? 2022

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If you’ve landed on this guide, there’s a good chance you’ve recently received a Hillside Services Limited debt letter. Their calls and letters might have left you confused, worried or even angry. 

Below you will find out the key information on who they are, why they’re contacting you and what you can do about them. Don’t delay! 

Beating Debt Collectors

There are several ways to deal with Hillside debt collectors and improve your finances.

Choosing the right way to tackle your debt could save you time and money, but the wrong one could cause even more harm.

It’s always best to find out about all your options from a professional before you take action.

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Who are Hillside Services Limited?

Hillside Services Limited is a debt collection company and the parent company of other debt collection groups, such as Trace and Connect. They are fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and they’re a member of the CSA.

What is a Hillside Services Limited debt?

A Hillside Services Limited debt is a debt that you owe to a different company but Hillside is working on that company’s behalf. They will chase you for payment in return for a fee or a commission on your payment. 

Lots of people think Hillside Services Limited is a scam company because they’ve never heard of them before. But they are a genuine debt collection business working for other companies. 

They may collect debts for various businesses working in many sectors. The debt could be in relation to unpaid bills, credit cards, loans or something else. 

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Have you received a Hillside Services Limited debt letter?

You might get calls, texts and emails from Hillside Debt Collection or Trace and Connect. But the most important communication you can receive from them is a Letter Before Action (LBA), which asks you to pay or threatens legal action against you.

You can never be sure whether the legal threats are real, or whether they’re just empty threats to pressure you into paying quickly. 

Should you pay a Hillside debt?

You’re not obligated to pay Hillside Services Limited straight away. But at the same time, you shouldn’t ignore their payment requests as legal proceedings could be taken against you. 

So, if you shouldn’t ignore them and don’t have to pay instantly, what can you do? Read on to learn how to respond to a Hillside Services Limited debt letter.

Ask Hillside to prove you owe the debt

You can reply to their initial debt letter by asking for proof that you owe the money they’re asking for. They must reply with a copy of a signed contract or agreement which you have not kept to. If they don’t provide this you don’t have to pay until they do.

If your request for proof is ignored, you should tell the judge that this happened if they ever take you to court. 

Another way to avoid paying the debt

There’s a legal loophole that stops you from having to pay Hillside Services Limited a penny. If your debt is at least six years old, it may qualify as a statute barred debt. What this means is the debt matter cannot go to court, and therefore, you can never be legally obligated to pay. 
Find out more about this loophole from our debt help page!

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