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If a bailiff visits me, do I have to let them in?

You do not have to open your door to a bailiff or let them in. They cannot enter your home by force except to collect unpaid criminal fines, Income Tax or Stamp Duty, and then it should only be as a last resort. If you do not let a bailiff in or agree to pay them they could take things from outside your home such as your vehicle and you could end up owing more money. If you are in a Debt Management Plan with us and a bailiff visits you then you should pass our details onto them and advise them to speak to us.

How can I stop the bailiff?

If the bailiff is acting for a debt which has gone to the County Court, we can apply to the court to suspend the bailiff action for you.

We will be able to assist you with completing an N245 form (application to suspend a warrant). A fee of £14 is associated normally to this document.

If the bailiff is collecting other types of debt, such as council tax arrears for example, then reaching an agreement to pay is the recommended course of action.

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