What is a bailiff? Need Bailiff Advice?
Need Bailiff Help?
We have been helping people with bailiff debts and giving debt advice for over 10 years. A bailiff (also known as enforcement officers) is an individual who is legally authorised to recover an outstanding debt.
You should not receive an unexpected visit from a bailiff – they need to provide at least 7 days’ notice for their first visit and you will have received a final demand which will have warned you about the use of bailiffs. If you require bailiff help or advice then please contact us today on 03335779890
Bailiffs can only be used for the following types of debt:
- Council tax
- High Court Judgements
- Child Support & Maintenance
- Parking Fine
- Business rent & rates
- Income tax
- National insurance
Bailiffs do not collect debts for credit cards, overdrafts or payday loans unless you have failed to pay it after a CCJ.
What bailiffs can & cannot do
A bailiff cannot legally enter your home (if doors are locked) unless invited. However, they can gain entry through an unlocked back door, garage or shed.
- Force entry into your home if they have a warrant
- Seize control of your belongings and take them away (they list them first and then come back at a later date to take)
- Enter your home if they have been invited by an individual over 16 years of age
- Enter your home between 9pm – 6am
- Enter your home where only a child or vulnerable person is present
- Force their way past you when you open the door
- Climb through windows or over walls & fences