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There are some important things you should know about bailiffs if you are expecting a visit. This section will help answer basic questions and provides some good advice for what to do if a bailiff visits you.
- Bailiffs explained ▶
- Taking Possession ▶
- Bailiff Fees ▶
- Paying The Bailiff ▶
- Defaulting on Bailiff Fees ▶
- Bailiff Rules ▶
- Protected Items ▶
- Vulnerable People ▶
A bailiff cannot take goods from your home that are used for your trade or business. Neither can they take goods that you need to provide food and shelter for all of the people that live in your home. Get to know your rights.
- Reclaiming Controlled Goods ▶
- Refusing Entry ▶
- Repayment Plans ▶
- Your Trade or Business ▶
- Children and Dependents ▶
Bailiff notices are served when Bailiffs take specific actions. This section is designed to help you understand what notices are for and what they should look like.
- Bailiff Notices ▶
- Notice of Enforcement ▶
- Controlled goods agreements ▶
- Notice after entry or taking control of goods ▶
- Warning of imobilisation ▶
- Notice that goods have been removed ▶
- Inventory of goods taken ▶
- Notice of sale of goods ▶
- Notice of abandonment of goods ▶
There are strict rules governing the way bailiffs work in this country and sometimes bailiffs do not comply with the rules. This guide provides information on lodging complaints against bailiffs.
Bailiffs exist to collect debts or to collect goods to the value of the debt. The best way to prevent a bailiff from taking control of your possessions is to solve the debt problem. Here are some debt types and good advice on dealing with the debt.
- Council Tax & Business Rates ▶
- Parking Penalties ▶
- County Court Judgements (CCJ) ▶
- High Court Judgement ▶
- Magistrate's Court Fines ▶
- Compensation Orders ▶
- Child Maintenance ▶
- Income Tax, National Insurance and VAT ▶
Bailiff Companies are independent from your creditor and local authorities. They are companies in their own right. Here is a list of Bailiff Companies in the UK, click to find out more about each of them.
Practical help to deal with bailiffs. Download letters and resources to help you deal with bailiffs.