Property: Residential evictions: where are we now? – Lamb Chambers

‘Oscar Davies gives an update on where we are currently with residential evictions, the general ban and its exceptions.’

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Lamb Chambers, November 2020

Source: www.lambchambers.co.uk

Judicial review challenge to end after Government uses emergency procedure to formalise requirement for bailiffs not to enforce warrants and writs – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government has issued a statutory instrument under emergency procedures to prevent, except in specified circumstances, bailiffs and High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) attending at a dwelling house to execute a writ or warrant of possession, execute a writ or warrant of restitution or deliver a notice of eviction.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judicial review challenge to end after Government uses emergency procedure to formalise requirement for bailiffs not to enforce warrants and writs – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government has issued a statutory instrument under emergency procedures to prevent, except in specified circumstances, bailiffs and High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) attending at a dwelling house to execute a writ or warrant of possession, execute a writ or warrant of restitution or deliver a notice of eviction.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ministry of Justice faces judicial review over requirement on bailiffs not to enforce evictions – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Ministry of Justice has been hit with a judicial review challenge over the ongoing refusal to enforce warrants and writs by bailiffs and High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th November 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Coronavirus: Bailiffs return to chase pre-lockdown unpaid debts – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2020 in bailiffs, charities, coronavirus, council tax, debts, fines, news by sally

‘Bailiffs are resuming operations in England and Wales chasing unpaid council tax after a five-month suspension owing to coronavirus.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2020

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Body-worn cameras to be compulsory for bailiffs – BBC News

Body-worn cameras are to be compulsory for bailiffs under government plans to improve the treatment of people in debt.

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BBC News, 22nd July 2019

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Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! bailiff entered house unlawfully – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2019 in bailiffs, debts, media, news by sally

‘A bailiff from television’s Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! who entered a house unlawfully left the occupants feeling “violated” and “like the guilty party”.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2019

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PIP breast implant scandal: Victims visited by bailiffs – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2019 in appeals, bailiffs, compensation, cosmetic surgery, news, victims by tracey

‘Women given faulty breast implants fear thousands of them may have to pay back compensation after visits by bailiffs warning them of legal proceedings.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bailiffs should be required to wear bodycams, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2019 in bailiffs, debts, news, repossession by sally

‘Bailiffs should be officially regulated and required to wear body cameras to monitor their behaviour when they seize property to cover unpaid bills and fines, MPs have recommended.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Crackdown to stop rogue bailiffs making lives a misery – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 26th, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, press releases by tracey

‘Sweeping Government reforms in 2014 significantly curtailed bailiffs’ powers, as well as improving transparency and ensuring those with outstanding debts knew their rights.
Having listened to concerns from charities, debt advice organisations and others, the Government has today launched a Call for Evidence to seek views on what more should be done to protect the public.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th November 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Rogue bailiffs face crackdown as MP urges government to act – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, disabled persons, identification, news by sally

‘The government has pledged to crack down on rogue bailiffs after an MP raised the case of a disabled constituent who thought she was being burgled when debt collectors burst into her home without showing ID and took cash from her purse.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Tougher regulation of bailiffs urged as debt levels rise – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2018 in bailiffs, citizens advice bureaux, debts, enforcement, local government, news by sally

‘A charity has called for tougher regulation of bailiffs, as it calculated that households have fallen behind on essential bills by £18.9bn.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2018

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Aggressive bailiff behaviour remains ‘lingering concern’ – MoJ review – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2018 in bailiffs, debts, enforcement, harassment, news, reports by sally

‘Concerns persist over bailiffs using aggressive behaviour to pursue debts despite a legal crackdown, a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report has found.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2018

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Debt-ridden courier’s suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reforms – The Guardian

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in bailiffs, debts, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘A debt-ridden young man took his own life shortly after bailiffs clamped the motorcycle that was essential to his work as a courier, an inquest has heard, in a case that has prompted calls for reform of the debt-collection industry.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bailiff industry still problematic, say charities – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in bailiffs, consumer credit, debts, enforcement, news by tracey

‘Bailiffs are continuing to intimidate vulnerable people in financial difficulty, despite a government crackdown on the issue, a group of charities has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Refusnik rev: the vicar ​whose council tax protest could put him in jail – The Guardian

‘Retired clergyman Paul Nicolson, who is refusing to pay council tax in solidarity with those hit by benefit cuts, explains why he’s happy to take the consequences.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London borough gets enforcement agencies procurement challenge struck out – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 14th, 2016 in bailiffs, contracting out, local government, London, news, public procurement by sally

‘The London Borough of Waltham Forest has successfully applied to the High Court for a procurement challenge to be struck out.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th April 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Bailiffs visit parents who took child out of school – Daily Telegraph

‘Parents hit with £1,200 bill after taking teenage son on holiday during school term.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Panorama bailiffs investigation to be aired after high court bid fails – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2014 in bailiffs, BBC, debts, injunctions, media, news by sally

‘The bailiff and star of BBC show The Enforcers has failed in a high court bid to stop a John Sweeney Panorama investigation into debt recovery being broadcast.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crackdown to stop bailiffs using aggressive tactics – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2014 in bailiffs, debts, enforcement, news by sally

‘Sweeping changes to the way bailiffs can enforce the repayment of debts come into force on Sunday.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk