Bailiffs visit for old lodgers ctax debt - no longer lives here! in Bailiffs - Help with Dealing with Bailiffs and Enforcement Agents including HCEO Posted October 14 I once assisted a friend's mother by attending her house as Bailiffs were inside. They were seeking payment for a debt of the grand daughter who had lived in a room upstairs. These nasty barstewards were busy taking away items from the Grandmother's living room including a flat screen TV and other valuable furniture, clearly goods not owned by the grand daughter. So yes defo do not let them in. I believe that if they attend a couple of times and can't get anywhere they return the debt to the Council stating they are unable to enforce. the council then has to take the next steps whatever they may be.