FEES BAILIFFS CAN CHARGE:
The fees chargeable by most bailiffs are legally regulated in various Statutory Instruments, but this varies between the different types of debt that he is to collect. Sadly, many bailiffs are charging fees that are either not permitted by law, or are very excessive. The Government is currently looking at introducing far stricter regulations of Bailiffs and has issued a Consultation Document to various organisations that include the following statement…
“Enforcement Agent law is very complex and confusing, and comes from a number of sources in both statutory and common law. The regulation of the enforcement profession is currently fragmented, with some individuals operating outside of any structures and evidence of threats and intimidation being used against vulnerable people in their own homes. The enforcement agent fee structure is similarly flawed and open to abuse.
If you are unsure about the fees being charged by a Bailiff you can ask for a break down of the fees being applied to your debt. You will have to request this in writing to the company that the bailiff is acting on behalf of.