Bailiff Rules Tightened In First Step Of Reform

Updated National Standards to define acceptable behaviour for bailiffs were today unveiled by Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly. The voluntary code has been tightened so that people are protected from rogue bailiffs who use unsound, unsafe or unfair methods, while at the same time making sure businesses and authorities can still collect debts fairly. Additions to… [Continue Reading]

Rogue Hove Debt Collector Convicted And Fined

A rogue debt collector from Hove has been convicted of using threatening and aggressive behaviour. Eddie Ottewell, 34, of Connaught Road, Hove, formerly of The Drive, Hove, was trading as B2B Collection Services when he committed the offences. Ottewell also admitted running a debt collection agency without a licence and was ordered to pay fines… [Continue Reading]

Bailiff Guide – Know Your Rights

Introduction A visit from a bailiff can be a very frightening and distressing experience. This section explains what a bailiff can and cannot do if they visit your home and what your rights are. This section gives general information on bailiffs only. If you need more information, help or advice you should contact your nearest… [Continue Reading]

East Lancashire bailiffs chief defends firm

The managing director of an East Lancashire bailiff firm has defended her company following a critical documentary. Helmshore-based Rossendales featured in an ITV1 Exposure programme in which an under-cover reporter appeared to show examples of malpractice by a bailiff. MD Julie Green-Jones said: “We were stunned when we were informed about this and, following our… [Continue Reading]