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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Magistrate Court Fine
If you have an unpaid Magistrate court fine that has been passed to a bailiff/enforcement agent to enforce, 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.
If a have received a letter or visit from a bailiff enforcing either a Highways England Dart Charge or a Transport for London congestion charge then all the information you require is here.
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.
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.
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.
Under the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014, the fees that a bailiff can charge are outlined in legislations. Our Bailiff fees section can be found here.
Complaining about Bailiffs
If you are looking to make a complaint about a bailiff/enforcement agent, then all the information that you require can be found here.
Bailiffs must abide by the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 and Schedule 12 of the Tribunal Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. Each legislation is outlined here.
Contacting Bailiff Advice Online
You can contact Bailiff Advice Online either by telephone or by using our very popular question page. Details can be found here.