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Notice that goods have been removed

Full details of the goods that have been removed and what you can do to get them back.


If the bailiff finally has to remove goods from your property to be sold they must issue a Notice that goods have been removed.  This will explain exactly what has happened, what has been taken and what you can do to get your belongings back.

If you want to get your belongings back you need to act quickly before it is too late.  Once your belongings are sold at auction it is too late to get them back.

Like all bailiff notices, if the notice that your goods have been removed is not correctly delivered to you, you can object, make a complaint, take the bailiff to court or delay the bailiff action. In the case of a notice that goods have been removed you may be able to prevent or delay your belongings being sold.

The notice must be signed by the bailiff that issued the notice and it should include a statement of the charges you will incur for storage of your belongings. When the bailiff removes your belongings they will attempt to sell them at auction. While the items wait to be sold the bailiff needs to store them and they will pass this cost onto you.

If the bailiff does not know how much the storage costs will be at the time they issue the notice they must inform you as soon as possible.

A Notice that goods have been removed must include the following information:

  • A clear statement that the bailiff has visited your property and removed your belongings for storage and / or sale.
  • A full inventory of everything taken but only if this is different to the list provided in the Notice after entry or taking control of goods notice.
  • The date upon which the goods were removed.
  • The charges that you will incur for the storage of your goods prior to their sale.  You may not be charged anything.
  • Clear instructions on how you can get your things back.  This will typically be achieved by paying off your debts or by reaching a further agreement with the bailiff.

 

The UK's First Bailiff Relief Charity.

We are a charity that helps people who are facing bailiff action.

Our aim is to aid the prevention or relief of poverty amongst persons who are in debt.