Changes to enforcement via High Court enforcement officers

By Richard Lester

Following the implementation of the Tribunals Court Act 2007 on 6 April 2014, the government has made a number of changes to enforcement via the High Court enforcement officers (HCEOs).

The changes have been brought about in order to bring into line all the different forms of enforcement via the HCEOs, being High Court writs, council tax, non-domestic rates, rent distress, magistrates warrants and road traffic debts. It also seeks to change the perception of over-aggressive bailiffs who overcharge and to make it easier for all to understand the process, when it happens and the charging structure.

While there are a number of changes, the major changes are covered within this article…

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