What Is A Bailiff?
Bailiffs and enforcement officers are people authorised to remove and sell your possessions in order to pay the money you owe to a person or an organisation, conduct evictions, and arrest people.
People run into debt for all sorts of reasons, and unfortunately that can incur dealing with bailiffs or enforcement officers. The important thing to remember is that these people have a job to do and on the whole are very professional and understanding. As long as you're open and honest with your creditors, and willing to repay your debts, you'll find they will be reasonable with you in resolving the situation. The problems start if you fail to make any attempt to settle up. If things get really bad, a court can order the seizure of your possessions - amounting to the equivalent sum of your debt - and this is carried out by a bailiff or enforcement officer.
They're banging your door down, and you're panicking. Don't - know your rights!
A visit from a bailiff can be a very frightening and distressing experience; hopefully this section will help put your mind at ease.
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