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Internet myths about Bailiff enforcement

Despite the bailiff regulations being overhauled in 2014, some internet sites and bailiff forums continue to provide misleading and inaccurate information about bailiff enforcement. We introduced this page (Internet Myths about Bailiff Enforcement) to correct the most misleading myths and fictitious loopholes.

Bailiff Enforcement and Vulnerability

Bailiff enforcement and vulnerability is a vitally important subject. If you or anyone you know, is vulnerable and facing bailiff enforcement, this page should be of assistance. The enforcement regulations provide some protection from bailiff action for those who are vulnerable. However, such protection only possible if you make the enforcement company aware of any vulnerability at the earliest possible stage. How do I know if I [...]

Can I avoid bailiff fees by paying the Council or Magistrate Court direct?

The simple answer is NO and the reason is outlined in detail below: The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2014  provides a simplified fee scale which applies to arrears of council tax, non domestic rates, parking charge notices (including Dart Charges)  and Magistrate court fines. How much are bailiff fees? Compliance Fee: £75 This fee is added to the debt as soon as the account is passed [...]

Dart Charge Enforcement

We receive a significant number of enquiries via our helpline and Enquiry Form regarding Dart Charge enforcement. Hopefully the  information on this page will be of assistance to you. The Dartford Crossing became a toll road in 2014. Motorists using the crossing either have to pay the charge in advance or alternatively; make payment by midnight the following day. The payment system is called the Dart [...]

Court Fines: Does a bailiff need to have a warrant of control?

One of the most common enquiries that we receive via our helpline or Enquiry Form is the subject of Magistrate Court fines and whether or not the bailiff/enforcement agent is required to have the distress warrant/warrant of control in his possession and if so, whether he must provide a copy to you.