How to Stop Bailiffs in Their Tracks
Help is at hand for those struggling with council tax debt.
Some call them enforcement agents, but they are commonly known as bailiffs.
And they have been told to collect your council tax debt.
The names alone are enough to send a shiver down the spine, and then come the phone calls, the letters and those dreaded knocks on the door.
These bailiffs do not always act within the spirit of the law and, if you are not aware of your rights, they will try to harass and cajole you into acting against your best interests.
Their heavy-handed tactics are designed to cow and overpower those struggling with debt, but it’s time to level the tables a little.
It’s time you found out the things they do not want you to know.
It’s time you felt empowered to act rather than helplessly alone.
It’s time to help you stop those bailiffs in their tracks.
- We help you understand your legal rights and plan an effective course of action
- We can deal with the bailiffs for you and negotiate with your council
- We will help you to arrange an affordable, sustainable repayment plan
- We will do all we can to help you avoid the indignity of having money taken from your wages, your bank account frozen or your property taken
We offer these services to you free of charge.
Stop the bailiffs in their tracks and start taking control of your debt now.
3 Secrets the Bailiffs Don’t Want You to Know
1. You don’t have to tell them where you work
If you are asked on the phone, or face-to-face, to give details of your work you do not need to do so. They ask simply to make it easier to start applying to take the money you owe from your wages.
If you receive an official request for your work details through the post contact us immediately.
2. You don’t have to let them into your house
Regardless of what they may tell you, unless they have a court order, they cannot enter your house. We advise you to speak to them through a closed door or to keep your chain on. This ensures you are safe from intimidation.
For more information about your rights, and about what bailiffs can and can’t do, arrange to speak to our advisors for free help and ongoing support.
3. You don’t have to put up with their constant phone calls
The best advice is to not give out any personal information at all, and that includes your phone number.
If a bailiff manages to get your number and constantly calls you, this can be classed as harassment.
Do not answer the phone, try and bar the number and send them a letter quoting the Communications Act 2003 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Demand that they stop calling and remove your number from their database.
If you need help with writing this letter, or any other matter related to the actions of a bailiffs, call an expert debt advisor today.
How to stop the bailiffs in their tracks
Debt can leave you feeling powerless and isolated and too many bailiffs are willing to take advantage of this.
But, the truth is that, despite the UK’s particularly harsh formal means of recovering debt, it is always possible for you to take control back.
The bailiffs are not as powerful as they would like you to think they are.
With expert debt advice and support you can stop them in their tracks.
We are UK Debt Relief.
We are a debt relief company that is here to help those struggling with debt.
We can answer any questions you have about debt, bailiffs or managing your council tax arrears.