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Can anyone give me some advice on where to go now with the problem of bailiffs.

I had a lodger who I evicted 3 years ago due to un-paid debts to me. In the initial 3 months I recived letters for them but just returned then 'not known at this address'. Over the last few years I have had repeated correspondance for the lodger. Begining of this year I opened one of the letters by accident and contacted the company in question stating the situation and thought that would be the end of it. Since then I have had numerous letters from same company and again have rung them to state this person no long recides at this address. You wouldn`t believe it I recived a letter from Bailiffs a week later with regards to this debt. I phoned them and they said they would sort it. I have now recived a letter again from bailiffs stating they will be coming round to collect this debt. Sorry it`s a bit long winded but this is really P***ing me off now. Any help on where to go now as no-one seems to want to listen to me.

Oh forgot to mention I have sent a letter to them with a letter from police and magistrates court staing they had been evicted. :mad:

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I wouldnt let this bother you, its not your problem. If it is causing you undue stress then speak to your doctor and seek advice about getting a restraining order.





1. ALWAYS! Keep your door LOCKED SHUT at all times. NEVER open the door to a bailiff - speak through a window or letterbox

2. ALWAYS! Hide your car - in the garage or park it well away

3. ALWAYS! Take a photo of the bailiff and his vehicle (better still use a video camcorder) and record everything

4. ALWAYS! Speak as little as possible to the bailiff

5. ALWAYS! Ask for his bailiff's certificate number

6. ALWAYS! Ask which court issued his certificate

7. ALWAYS! Ask for a full breakdown of his fees IN WRITING

8. ALWAYS! Ask who the creditor is (if you don't know)

9. ALWAYS! Pay using a credit card, avoid cash and debit cards if possible

10. ALWAYS! If you have grounds, get an appeal lodged immediately (parking tickets) - it stops enforcement


1. NEVER! Sign any documents handed to you by a bailiff

2. NEVER! Phone a bailiff (unless asking him which Court issued his certificate)

3. NEVER! Admit any debt

4. NEVER! Say or "confirm" your name address or date of birth


If you feel intimidated or threatened by a bailiff, call police on 999. Remember that door remains LOCKED SHUT until the bailiff is a safe distance from your property. You DO NOT have to open the door to police. If possible get EVERYTHING on video, it can be used in court: Example: YouTube - Rossendales Bailiffs

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I agree with the above. I would not worry unduly about this. To be clear, the debt isn't yours and you are not liable and don't have to settle it on behalf of the real debtor.


It's important to remember this - in your post you state "I recived a letter from Bailiffs a week later" and "I have now recived a letter again from bailiffs stating they will be coming round to collect this debt". I don't think you actually received any letters - they weren't addressed to you. The bailiff wasn't writing to you - he was writing to someone else.


In my (limited) experience, the bailiffs know that gone-aways are common. However thay can't take someone's verbal assurance of this or they would never collect another debt and would go out of business!


If they turn up, you can offer them hard evidence that the person they are after does not live there, including the eviction letter, a copy of your Council Tax bill (which won't have that person named as living there) and there's not much they can do other than go away. They're wasting their own time and money if they hit a dead end.


If you prefer to do this via the letter box, as advised above, then fine, but I don't think this situation can result in anything other than them going away empty handed.

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are we sure this is a bailliff?

obviously it cannot be for concil tax so must be a fine of sorts?


they are the only two reasons for it to be a bailliff and ofcourse, you should have got court papers to him before also?



please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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