The fees that can be charged are outlined under the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014. The bailiff fees are fairly easy to understand. For example, when a debt is passed to an enforcement company, a Notice of Enforcement will be sent to you. This notice will include a Compliance fee of £75. This fee (and if necessary, the enforcement fee of £235) form part of the debt to be enforced. If you want to check if the bailiff has charged the correct fees, please see below.
The fees that a bailiff/enforcement agent can charge when enforcing a Liability Order for council tax or non domestic rate (NNDR) arrears are outlined under the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014. These regulations provide a strict three stage fee process as detailed on this page.
The fees that a bailiff/enforcement agent may charge when enforcing a debt in relation to an outstanding penalty charge notice (PCN), a Transport for London congestion charge, a Highways England Dart Charge or an unpaid Merseyflow toll are outlined on this page.
If the debt being enforced is a Magistrate Court fine, the fees that may be charged are outlined on this page.
If a creditor has obtained a judgment against you for more £600, the Writ of Control can be transferred to a High Court Enforcement Officer to enforce. These type of debts have a different and more costly fee scale.
Commentary from Bailiff Advice Online
If you have any concerns about the fees charged by the bailiff/enforcement agent, you can email a question to Bailiff Advice Online using our online Enquiry Form. Alternatively, you can contact our free helpline. Please refer to our Contact Page for further details.
Finally, our overview of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 can be read here.