Category: Court Fee

Sharp rise recorded in landlords seeking to recover rental debt

The number of landlords seeking to recover lost rent has soared according to eviction and housing law specialists, Landlord Action, who have seen a sharp rise in landlords requesting to use their debt recovery service. Instructions for the last year, April 2021 to March 2022, were up 180% compared to the pre-pandemic year, April 2019…




Bailiffs accused of strong-arm tactics in UK

When the first lockdown was in effect, bailiffs were forbidden from coming to your home. This went on for a whole year until April 2021 when they resumed their visits with members of The Civil Enforcement Association conducting over 1 million worth between September 2020 and its end! The number of people seeking aid from…




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…




Business CCJs Fall Following Court Fee Increase

The rise in fees on commercial disputes amounting to more that £10,000 appears to have led to a significant slump in the number of CCJs issued to businesses. This has prompting concerns that smaller businesses and contractors are now being prevented from pursuing claims because the cost means it isn’t worth it. This in effect…