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Channel 4's documentary; 'REPO MAN' is proof yet again that bailiffs will continue to be 'aggressive'.


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Yet again, this awful documentary is in the headlines...this time because one of the 'stars' of the show has been spared jail after he scrawled abusive graffiti on a cancer victim's home...falsely brandishing him a paedophile.

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2580985/Boxer-Repo-Man-spared-jail-abusive-graffiti.html

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I don't think their behaviour will improve one iota come April, I fear it will become much much worse witha car taking spree to test the interpleaders to see if they can get away with taking and selling third party cars without let or hindrance.

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The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

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it needs to be noted that the 'repomen' ARE NOT BAILIFFS

 

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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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it needs to be noted that the 'repomen' ARE NOT BAILIFFS

 

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Of course they are NOT but they often behave as if they are, and assume powers they don't have. bamboozle a debtor with dodgy legal quotes, lie and cheat so behave just like bailiffs

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The bailiff: A 12th Century solution re-branded as Enforcement Agents for the 21st Century to seize and sell debtors goods as before Oh so Dickensian!

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And it would appear that some of the Police believe they have bailiff powers which is more worrying.

For goodness sake, repo man and debt collectors are NOT bailffs.

And what makes you think the police believe they have bailiff powers?

Sometimes this board is sounding like those discredited people over at Citizens Advice and look how well they are respected now.

Jeesh!

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For goodness sake, repo man and debt collectors are NOT bailffs.

And what makes you think the police believe they have bailiff powers?

Sometimes this board is sounding like those discredited people over at Citizens Advice and look how well they are respected now.

Jeesh!

 

You've never seen episodes of the Repoman where the Police are in attendance where cars are towed away without the Police apparently making any attempt to question the right to do so?

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Absolutely disgraceful - shame the Judge didnt consider a "proper" punishment and send him to Jail for the 16 months.

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If i remember correctly, there was one scene with the police and they were shown the repo order.

Sean james is still in the industry as well.

The man in the article is reece jones and he is a barber now apparently.

There is to be another series of this programme in april.

None of the beliefs held by "Freemen on the land" have ever been supported by any judgments or verdicts in any criminal or civil court cases.

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On the flip side, Channel 5 have a much better show, 'Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!' that follows some Sheriff's officers. They show there are some actual decent people working in the industry as well.

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in all truth HCEO's are the 'good guys' in a way

 

they rarely try it on with bogus fee's

 

unlike the CTAX lot.

 

dx

 

 

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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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in all truth HCEO's are the 'good guys' in a way

 

they rarely try it on with bogus fee's

 

unlike the CTAX lot.

 

dx

 

 

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I would agree that the HCEO industry usually has a better reputation than that of the Bailiff sector. This is in some part because of the type of work that is enforced and the fact that the actual HCEO carries a personal responsibility. Yes, there are some apples badder than others but on the whole it often has a better standard of enforcement.

 

I think the title of this thread is disappointing and a bit sensationalist as like many have said these Repo Men are not bailiffs.

 

There is always much to improve in the enforcement industry as a whole and I for one hope that whilst the new regulations have some initial flaws on the whole they will make for the better.

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It does help that HCEO's already get better money than bailiffs so they are less likely to risk adding spurious fees and lose their job.

 

Unless they are Sherfarce, who often get it wrong, ask the owner of a chippy in Bridlington.

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I remember a friend of mine who got a car on finance, After a period of being able to afford the re payments, his employment situation changed, so he was no longer able to keep up the re payments,

 

He contacted the finance company to ask if he could sell the vehicle as he had a potential buyer who had the cash to buy it, this would of almost cleared the debt, but they wouldn't listen to common sense,

The sent a repo man, to recover the car, my friend knew his rights, and as the car was parked on his drive way, told the repo man that he was trespassing on private property,asked him to leave, repo man refused and was making noises about taking it of the drive, my friend called the police to remove repo man and prevent a breech of the peace, police agreed with my friend and asked repo man to leave the property also told him that he can't take the car from the drive way , So repo man parked his car over the gateway to prevent the car being driven away

 

In the end the car was repo'd the finance company didn't get a penny more from my friend ,

You see these often one sided so called documentaries on TV that leave a lot of the facts regarding the law and the rights of the debtor , i think the worst one was the BBC 's The Bailiff's or similar name , which showed rosendale cb collecting council tax this lacked information about a persons rights and what powers a bailiff actually has , it left a lot open to interpretation

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