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The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 came into effect in 2014 and significantly changed the way in which debts can be enforced by a bailiff/enforcement agent. The changes include the requirement for statutory notices to be provided, and the introduction of a ‘Compliance stage’ allowing debtors the opportunity to avoid a bailiff visit (and fees of £235) by setting up a payment arrangement with the enforcement company.  Most importantly, bailiff fees are now fixed.

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Council Tax/National Non Domestic Rates (NNDR)

If you have a Liability Order for arrears of council tax or business rates that is being enforced by a bailiff/enforcement agent, all the information you require is here.

Magistrate Court Fines

If you have an unpaid court fine that has been passed to a bailiff/enforcement agent to enforce, all the information you require is here.

High Court Enforcement Debts

If you have an unpaid county court judgment (CCJ) that is being enforced by a  High Court Enforcement Officer, all the information you require is here.

Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC)

If you are considering filing an Out of Time witness statement or have any queries about the Traffic Enforcement Centre or N244 Applications, all the information you require is here.

Motor Vehicles/Clamping/ANPR etc

With a motor vehicle being the most common item for an enforcement agent to seize, this section of our site continues to be one of the most important. Read more here.

Transport for London (TfL) congestion charge and Dart Charge

If a have received a letter or visit from a bailiff enforcing a  Transport for London congestion charge, or a Highways England Dart Charge, then all the information you require is here.

Note from Bailiff Advice:

A simple overview of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 including details of fees that can be charged, notices that must be given by the bailiff and items that are ‘exempt’ can be read here