When enforcing a debt, a bailiff/enforcement agent must abide by statutory regulations. Under this category of our website we have a separate page outlining each of the regulations specific to bailiff enforcement. You will find under this category details of each of the statutory notices that must be provided by the bailiff/enforcement agent.
Schedule 12 of the Tribunal Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
The procedure to enforce any debt by a bailiff/enforcement agent comes from Schedule 12 of the Tribunals,Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (TCEA). It’s supporting legislation is outlined below.
Introduction to the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013
The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 outlines the entire procedure that must be followed by a bailiff/enforcement when enforcing all debts. We have recently written our own Introduction to the Taking Control of Goods Regulations which can be read here.
The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014
The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 outline the fees that can be charged by a bailiff/enforcement agent when enforcing all debts. Our page on this subject can be read here.
The Statutory Notices
When enforcing any debt a bailiff/enforcement agent is under a legal obligation to provide statutory notices. Each of the statutory notice (together with a link) are outlined on this page.
The Taking Control of Goods National Standards 2014
It is important to note unlike the legislation outlined above, the Taking Control of Goods National Standards 2014 are not legally binding. The government designed it as a minimum standard for public and private bailiffs, the enforcement agencies that employ them, and the creditors that use their services. Our detailed page on the National Standards 2014 can be read here.
Commentary from Bailiff Advice Online
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