New regulations bring in tougher controls on bailiffs when seizing goods
By Cynyr Rhys
New regulations came into force on 6 April 2014 that now govern the procedure that bailiffs (now known as enforcement agents) must follow when taking control of, and selling, goods to recover a debt — for example former tenancy arrears. Eviction procedures when enforcing warrants of possession are unchanged.
The new regulations implement recommendations following a government consultation on bailiffs, conducted in 2012. They are part of a wider package of reforms, contained within the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, intended to simplify and clarify bailiff enforcement and clamp down on unfair practices by some bailiffs.
The aim of the new regulations is to bring conformity and clarity to the various forms of enforcement, be it High Court or County Court judgments, council tax, parking fines or commercial rent arrears…
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