Category: Enforcement Process

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…




WHAT HAPPENS IF A SERVICE CHARGE DISPUTE IS TAKEN TO COUNTY COURT

Sometimes, despite the best efforts of property managers, service charge arrears continue to be a problem in blocks where property owners find themselves in financial difficulties, or they are simply unwilling to pay. In cases where demand letters are ignored and payment deadlines missed there is often no option other than to take matters to…




Service Charge Dispute

How to handle a service charge dispute Service charge disputes can be costly and time-consuming if not handled efficiently. Landlords have a responsibility to maintain the condition of all their residential and commercial properties. They may be able to recoup some of the costs of doing so by issuing tenants with service charges. There are…




It will soon be compulsory for bailiffs to wear body-worn cameras

The Ministry of Justice have announced that it is to be compulsory for bailiffs recovering debts from private homes to wear body cameras. The decision, which was announced on July 22nd2019, was made in response to complaints about threatening behaviour from unscrupulous enforcement agents. Here at Churchill Recovery we believe that debt collection should always…




3 Things You May Not Know About the Enforcement Process

If you have taken someone who owes you money to court and you win the case, then the debtor has only a limited time to pay you what they owe or face the prospect of bailiffs coming to their premises. This part of the enforcement process is governed by the following actions you may not…