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The threat of bailiffs is a worrying thought. Our top ten tips on how to deal with bailiffs can help put your mind at ease.
Bailiffs in England & Wales are officially known as ‘enforcement agents’, however the general public still call them bailiffs.
Update - April 2020
The government has now ordered that no further bailiff visits should take place in England or Wales while coronavirus lockdown restrictions are in place. However, bailiffs can still contact you by phone.
In Scotland, the majority of sheriff officer firms have stopped home visits during the lockdown and are contacting people by letter or phone. Find out more about coronavirus, money and debt.
When a bailiff visits you, they have to follow a set procedure. This helps determine the rights you have when a bailiff is at your property and can help you deal with the situation.
A letter or visit from a bailiff is sign that you need free and impartial debt help. We can give expert budgeting advice to help deal with the bailiff debt and manage your situation.
To build a budget and get a personal action plan to deal with your debts now, use our online debt advice tool. It’s free to use, confidential and only takes around 20 minutes to complete.
Or if you’d prefer to speak to us, call our helpline free from landlines and all mobiles). We’re open from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, and Saturday from 8am to 4pm.
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