Category: Avoiding Debt

CAN LANDLORDS EVICT TENANTS IF THEY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?

An article from Property Wire has advised that Landlords who look to evict tenants once the eviction ban ends on August 23rd need to disclose whether a tenant’s circumstances were affected by the pandemic. If the situation isn’t properly investigates and disclosed, judges could throw some cases out of court. The article has said that…




Three-step process

Whatever the size or age of the debt, we can save you time by advising you at the earliest stage about the best way to go about recovering your money. Our three-step process makes understanding debt recovery easy and our aim is to resolve matters before step two. These steps are; 1. Pre-litigation This includes:…




‘Severe arrears’ now just cause for bailiff-enforced evictions

There’s been a further tweak to the eviction controls introduced in England for the duration of the lockdown, lasting until December 2. There has been substantial publicity for what is effectively a ban on evictions, which followed a letter from government to bailiff authorities asking them not to en force possession cases during the lockdown….




Pre-Legal Debt Recovery

What is Pre-legal Debt Recovery? The service is designed to collect outstanding debts without the use of legal proceedings. Our highly experienced negotiators use a combination of letter and telephone collection techniques to obtain early payment. Pre-legal Debt Recovery Team provide UK landlords and businesses immediate outsource solutions for unpaid invoices, former tenant arrears across both…




Council tax support options explained

COUNCIL TAX, as many bill payers will know, can be a substantial outgoing when it comes to monthly bills. A few weeks ago, the temporary ban on face-to-face collection of debts came to an end – leaving some no doubt wondering what forms of support may be out there. The government’s five-month emergency suspension on…




Bailiffs return but are told not to shout

A report from BBC News has reported Bailiffs that are resuming operations in England and Wales are being told to keep their voices down to protect against coronavirus transmission. They will be chasing unpaid council tax after a five-month suspension. Debt charities have warned of a surge in cases, prompting financial and health risks. But…




Five rules bailiffs have to follow when they visit homes following the pandemic

Bailiffs are now able to approach debtors’ homes over repayments for fines, traffic offences, unpaid council tax and other outstanding penalties. The guidance, which has been published by the Ministry of Justice, outlines that goods can still be seized during the pandemic. But the procedure of bailiffs coming to visit people’s homes is now different from…




How to approach rental arrears in a COVID world

In the wake of COVID-19, local councils and housing providers have been jolted into finding new ways of delivering services and interacting with their tenants – especially when it comes to income collection and rent arrears. Increasingly, we’re seeing providers employ innovative strategies while moving from debt recovery to support provision. Behavioural insights tell us…




HOW TO AVOID LATE PAYMENT DISPUTES

While you may not encounter them often, disputes over payments can become a major problem and lead to your non-paying client or customer coming up with excuses not to pay you. To avoid this happening it is necessary to identify why these late payment disputes happen and close any loop holes that can be exploited…



3.4% increase in funeral costs sees more people pushed into funeral debt

During 2019, the cost of dying increased by 3.4%, pushing more people than ever before into funeral debt. Last year saw funeral costs and funeral debt both rise to record highs, a trend that looks set to worsen in 2020. The ‘Cost of Dying’ report by SunLife found that during 2019 funeral costs continued to…