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Hi guys, I am currently in a dispute with bailiffs re a debt. I have contacted the court in question with details of the mistake and am waiting for a reply.

 

In the meantime I have just purchased a new car and I am worried they will attempt to seize it. I have parked it down the road instead of in my drive but I was wondering can they ask the dvla or other sources to find out if I own a car and get the details that way?

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In short the answer is no. The bailiff can only find out what car you drive by either seeing you in it, somebody telling them (like a neighbour) or by providing a registration to the DVLA and doing a search. In that case the DVLA will provide the bailiff with the name of the registered keeper. This is not necessarily the legal owner.

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The debt is in relation to a drunk and disorderly incident many years ago.

 

I was told that bailiffs can perhaps ask the dvla if a named person owns a car and then look for that car

 

They can ask the DVLA who the registered keeper of a specific vehicle is but cannot ask for what (if any) vehicles are registered to any specific person AFAIUT.

 

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because it is a magistrated court fine and their will be a warrant of distress out, the courts can do a DWP check to see who your employer is, or were benefits are recieved, they can do a name/address search on DVLA records. this is for the magistrates to do, not the bailiffs, but because the bailiffs are acting for the courts, they can request futhur searches to be done for you

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Quite a few bailiff companies have "online" access to DVLA records and if for instance the car was parked in your driveway DVLA will allow a search to be undertaken of the VRM . This is permitted by DVLA under their "reasonable cause" criteria.

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