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JTR Collections Debt – Must You Pay?

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· Feb 6th, 2024
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Dealing with a surprise letter from JTR Collections can be concerning. But don’t worry, help is at hand.

Each month, over 170,000 people visit our website for guidance on debt matters, so you’re not alone. 

In this easy-to-understand guide, we’ll answer the big questions about JTR Collections:

  •  Who are JTR Collections, and why are they contacting you?
  •  Do you need to pay them?
  •  What happens if you can’t afford to pay?
  •  Can they come to your house?
  •  Can you write off some of the debt?

We’ll also explore ways to manage your debt, from simple methods to more serious steps like bankruptcy. Plus, we’ll share tips on how to stay on top of your debts and reduce stress.

Remember, even if the debt is real, there are ways to deal with it. So take a deep breath, and let’s begin.

Could you legally write off some debt?

There are several debt solutions in the UK, choosing the right one for you could write off some of your unaffordable debt, but the wrong one may be expensive and drawn out.

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How much debt do you have?

This isn’t a full fact find. MoneyNerd doesn’t give advice. We work with The Debt Advice Service who provide information about your options.

Why is JTR Contacting Me?   

You are likely receiving letters from JTR to recover unpaid council tax or other debt to your local authority.

The local council employs JTR Collections to recover unpaid council tax, housing benefit overpayments, unpaid parking tickets, and other council-related matters.

Should I Ignore JTR Collections Debt?

This company has a reputation for being belligerent, so the longer you ignore them, the more calls and letters you will receive.

Also, if they escalate your case to court, you could incur additional fines.

This is why it’s best to open dialogue with the collection company and let them know you dispute the debt and you are looking into it.

Do not admit to owing the debt before doing some due diligence to ensure you are obligated to pay the debt.

By contacting the collection company early in the process, you should avoid further action. 

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How Do I Know I Owe JTR Collections the Money?

There are a few simple checks that will help you determine if the debt they are claiming is legitimate:

  • Check your credit score: The name of the lender who is instructing JTR Collections should appear on your credit report.
  • Ask JTR to send proof: it’s up to them to prove the debt they are recovering is legitimate.
  • Check if your debt is Statute Barred.

How a debt solution could help

Some debt solutions can:

  1. Stop nasty calls from creditors
  2. Freeze interest and charges
  3. Reduce your monthly payments

A few debt solutions can even result in writing off some of your debt.

Here’s an example:


Situation

Monthly income £2,504
Monthly expenses £2,345
Total debt £32,049

Monthly debt repayments

Before £587
After £158

£429 reduction in monthly payments

If you want to learn what debt solutions are available to you, click the button below to get started.

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What Happens if I Don’t Pay?

JTR Collections will follow the debt collection process that makes them the most profit. This is why they send letters, persistently call, and visit your home before they even consider taking you to court.

Unfortunately, the main approach of many debt collection agencies is the same: intimidation.

Your first point of contact with the firm will be a letter outlining the debt owed and how to make payments.

The next steps may be:

What if I Can’t Afford to Pay JTR Collections?

No matter what the alleged debt is, sometimes circumstances change and we can’t afford to pay the money we owe. Don’t feel alone, it happens to everyone. That’s why the debt collection business is worth millions!

Here are some debt management options that will help you manage your debt and pay it off as quickly as possible:

1. The Snowball Method

Do you have some money to spare each month but you’re not sure the best way to use it to pay down debts?

The Snowball Method is a popular technique for using your additional money in the smartest way to pay off debt quickly.

2. Debt Management Plan (DMP)

Are you struggling to pay your minimums each month? If you have no money to spare and your debts are becoming unmanageable, a DMP might be a better option.

This is an informal arrangement in which lenders freeze interest and lower your monthly minimums to help you catch up. 

4. Debt Relief Order

Do you find yourself with almost no extra money each month after paying all your necessary bills and expenses because of debt payments? If so, you could qualify for a debt relief order. This will stop all debt payments for an entire year, giving you a chance to save up some money and get yourself out of the red.

5. Get a refund on your Loan

In exceptional circumstances, you might be able to get a refund on your loan. However, this is usually only given if a person is suffering from a terminal illness such as dementia. Even so, it’s always worth looking into.

Use our free template to send to your lender and ask for a loan refund.

6. Declare Bankruptcy

This is only an option if you have more than £5000 in debt (but you shouldn’t be considering it unless you are in significant financial hardship). .

It’s very much a last resort option to hit reset on your finances. But it’s an advise to exhaust all other options first. 

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Will JTR Collections Come to My House?

JTR Collections Ltd may appoint agents to visit your home to discuss the alleged debt.

These visits can be stressful if you’re not sure how you should deal with the agents. Especially to you, but to others in your household. 

Unfortunately, home visits are a commonly used tactic to recover JTR Collections debt. But luckily for you, it’s easy to make them go away:

  • Do not let them in your home. Close the door and lock it behind you to stop them gaining entry.
  • If you feel safer, talk to them through a cracked window rather than answering the door.
  • Inform them you do not wish to discuss the matter in person and will be in touch via post.
  • Ask them to leave and call the police if they refuse.

These field agents are not bailiffs. If they claim to be, ask to see their ID and warrant to enter your home. If they can’t provide these, they are breaking the law.

How to Write Off My Debt

If you’ve done the above checks and you’re certain you owe the debt, you may be able to get it written off.

For those who have multiple debts that they cannot afford, an IVA is a good option.

Many people write off around 50-60% of their total debt by using this scheme.

Find out if you qualify to write off your debt here.

Could you legally write off some debt?

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How much debt do you have?

This isn’t a full fact find, MoneyNerd doesn’t give advice. We work with The Debt Advice Service who provide information about your options.

JTR Contact Information

Address: JTR Collections LtdPO Box: 7672, Wellingborough, NN8 9GW Covering England and Wales
Phone: 01933 623380
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.jtrcollections.co.uk/
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MoneyNerd’s founder, Scott Nelson, has a decade of financial industry experience, including 6 years in FCA regulated loan and credit card companies. Troubled by a lack of conscience in the industry, he founded MoneyNerd to give genuine advice to those in debt and struggling financially.
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Debt Expert
Janine Marsh is an award-winning presenter and a valuable member of the MoneyNerd team. With a wealth of experience as a financial expert, she's been featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC Local Radio, and BBC Five Live, and is a regular on Co-op Radio.