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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 4th Apr 14, 5:39 PM
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    MSE News: New rules to protect people from bailiffs take effect
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    • 4th Apr 14, 5:39 PM
    MSE News: New rules to protect people from bailiffs take effect 4th Apr 14 at 5:39 PM
    "Bailiffs are to be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical force against debtors under new laws"

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    New rules to protect people from bailiffs take effect



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    • 4th Apr 14, 8:23 PM
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    • 4th Apr 14, 8:23 PM
    You need to do more research - the fees have gone up dramatically - £75 for them to send a letter and as soon as they call it adds another MINIMUM £235, councils no longer have to send a 14 day warning letter alerting people and the newly named "enforcement agents" are the ones who will decide if a debtor is "vulnerable" because the government hasn't got around to rewriting the National Standards yet!

    Oh - and if you're unfortunate enough to, for example, park your car near where a debtor lives, or buy it from a debtor - the Enforcement Agent can "take control" of it - and you could have to pay the value of it into the car while you establish to their satisfaction that YOUR possessions have nothing to do with someone else's debt.

    Even bailiffs/HCEOs are speaking out against it.

    See http://simply-wrong.com/new-bailiff-regulations-april-6th-2014/
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 5th Apr 14, 10:04 AM
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    • 5th Apr 14, 10:04 AM
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    • 5th Apr 14, 10:04 AM
    You need to do more research - the fees have gone up dramatically - £75 for them to send a letter and as soon as they call it adds another MINIMUM £235, councils no longer have to send a 14 day warning letter alerting people and the newly named "enforcement agents" are the ones who will decide if a debtor is "vulnerable" because the government hasn't got around to rewriting the National Standards yet!

    Oh - and if you're unfortunate enough to, for example, park your car near where a debtor lives, or buy it from a debtor - the Enforcement Agent can "take control" of it - and you could have to pay the value of it into the car while you establish to their satisfaction that YOUR possessions have nothing to do with someone else's debt.

    Even bailiffs/HCEOs are speaking out against it.

    See http://simply-wrong.com/new-bailiff-regulations-april-6th-2014/
    Originally posted by dementedfeline




    Even more of a reason, should you need one, to not allow your debts to escalate to this, deal with em before it gets to this stage peeps !!!
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    • Euphoria1z
    • By Euphoria1z 5th Apr 14, 1:20 PM
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    • 5th Apr 14, 1:20 PM
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    • 5th Apr 14, 1:20 PM



    Oh - and if you're unfortunate enough to, for example, park your car near where a debtor lives, or buy it from a debtor - the Enforcement Agent can "take control" of it - and you could have to pay the value of it into the car while you establish to their satisfaction that YOUR possessions have nothing to do with someone else's debt.


    http://simply-wrong.com/new-bailiff-regulations-april-6th-2014/
    Originally posted by dementedfeline


    Why would such a stupid law be passed? why should a random person have to pay to get their car back when the debt has nothing to do with them?
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 7th Apr 14, 9:47 PM
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    • 7th Apr 14, 9:47 PM
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    • 7th Apr 14, 9:47 PM
    BBC Panorama did a program tonight on bailiff tactics.

    They just make up fees and charges, like a van for collecting goods that did not exist. Three parking tickets means they bill you for three bailiff visits per visit.
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