- Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:45 pm
After you have been discharged from bankruptcy anything you inherit or even if you win the lottery is yours!
Utility bills up to the date of the bankruptcy petition can be included but then the creditors are really going to want to see some prepayment in future. Mobile phone contracts will not be allowed but you can use a pay as you go. BT especially will not allow you to have a phone line in your name if you include a bill in bankruptcy.
It pays to get these things sorted although I appreciate that sometimes council tax and water rates arrears are too much to pay off. However, if you are claiming any benefits these kind of things can be clawed back although they shouldn't be.
Unsecured debts - those you can thankfully wave goodbye to.