Bailiff Advice Guide

A free resource with all the information you need to handle bailiffs properly.

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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.

Children & Dependents

There are rules surrounding how a bailiff behaves if there are children in your home.


A child is under the age of 16.  If there are only children present at the time of a bailiff visiting your home the bailiff is not allowed to enter your home.  Make your children aware so that they can explain this to the bailiff if they open the door to one.

Certain items in your home are protected and are exempt from being removed by a bailiff.  Things that belong to a child, their toys, clothes or bedding are not allowed to be taken.

You are also able to prevent the bailiff from taking enough tables and chairs to seat everyone in the household.

Bedding generally is not allowed to be taken and neither is essential clothing.  In particular items belonging to you that are used for the care of children are also not allowed to be taken by 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.