Bailiff at door calling back later plx help urgent

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wilf55wilf55 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
i live with partner

daughter on benefits lodges with us

baliff attended put on her BF car on inventory it was for a motoring offence she commited in his car

oiriginal fine £105

bailiffs fee £75

attndence £200

and £150 if car removed

she does not have anything of value in my house

i do not have anything in house of great value other than golf clubs owned by my 14 yr old son

lap top which was from home access scheme etc etc

tv

i am really wary over letting him come in to do an inventory

he asked could he step inside to talk i refused he said he can send it back to court if he comes in and satisfies himself that dd2 does not have anything of value in here

please please help



what can we do
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  • RASRAS Forumite
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    Do not let him in
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  • edited 28 February 2011 at 2:05PM
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    edited 28 February 2011 at 2:05PM
    wilf55 wrote: »
    oiriginal fine £105 - OK
    bailiffs fee £75 - not sure about this

    attndence £200 - this is probably wrong

    and £150 if car removed - not sure he can remove BF's car.

    Herbie21 posts here sometimes but she runs this website which list bailiff rules:

    http://www.bailiffadviceonline.co.uk/

    If you send her a PM, she may respond here for free. Also pm hallowitch.
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  • edited 28 February 2011 at 2:15PM
    sickasachip13sickasachip13 Forumite
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    edited 28 February 2011 at 2:15PM
    From my limited experience in these things I'd say you absolutely must NOT let him in. If nothing else this buys you time to work out how to deal with it.
  • I am no expert but please DO NOT LET HIM IN. He hasn't got the right to take your partner's car, I am sure I am right on this one? Hopefully someone with more knowledge will come along soon.
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  • ShAnEShAnE Forumite
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    As said above do not let him in!!! I've not had any experience with bayliffs but this is always the first piece of advice given by others.
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  • wilf55wilf55 Forumite
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    domestic violence, crimes, victims act 2004 schedule 4 a

    the above is what he is quoting me on why he HAS to come in

    i have told him she is on benefits
    and will provide proof of her disability

    i have said that it will cause her dad distress cos he has had a breakdown and can provide details of that

    i have got her partners documentation that the car on the inventorary that he made is not hers


    do i have to let him in

    i told him she sleeps on sofa and has no belongs which she doeshe

    she doesnt have anything of value

    do i have to let him in

    he said cos its a magistrates fine he can come with locksmith

    what are my rights

    tried to contact herbie etc and really dont know what to do
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  • wilf55 wrote: »
    domestic violence, crimes, victims act 2004 schedule 4 a

    Sounds like complete ballhooks. DO NOT LET HIM IN



    do i have to let him in

    i told him she sleeps on sofa and has no belongs which she doeshe

    she doesnt have anything of value
    wilf55 wrote: »
    do i have to let him in

    NO! DO NOT LET HIM IN!!!!
    wilf55 wrote: »
    he said cos its a magistrates fine he can come with locksmith

    what are my rights

    tried to contact herbie etc and really dont know what to do

    DO NOT LET HIM IN!!

    Once you let him in you have less leverage over them.

    If its raining and he wants to come in - let him get wet.

    If its cold and he wants to come in - let him freeze.

    If he returns do not open the door and talk to him through the letterbox. Do not leave any downstairs windows/doors open.

    But as you can see the recurring theme here is DO NOT LET HIM IN!!
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  • Wilf55

    He sounds like he's talking utter cack to try and scare you into letting him in.

    DO NOT LET THIS MAN INTO YOUR HOUSE

    If you can't face saying no to him then go and sit upstairs / away from a window and sit it out. Do not answer the door to him if it's too much for you.

    Please don't let him in.

    The situation isn't going to get worse by sending him away but it certainly could do if he gets in your house.

    Try not to panic. By not answering you're giving yourself time to get some proper information and advice as to how to deal with this.

    Don't answer the door. Go out if you need too / sit away from the doors and windows, just don't answer the door.
  • I'm not 100% sure, but I would not let him in, it's your house, your assets, not your daughters as she is only lodging with you! I would see what your daughter can reasonably afford to pay per week, and give him that offer when he comes back, I don't see how he can threaten to take you or you partners possesions for a debt that isn't yours!
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  • bargainbettybargainbetty Forumite
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    If the car is not hers, then the baliff cannot take it in payment of her debt.

    Your possesions are not hers, so he cannot take them - but don't let him in anyway.

    I would, however, tell your daughter to get off her backside and sort out the problem so you don't have to deal with this. She needs to contact the court or the baliffs and arrange a payment plan within the scope of her benefits - she has to pay the fine and some fees, as Herbie's sheet will indicate.

    Good luck
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