Do I have to open the door to bailiffs?

Discussion in 'Bailiffs' started by richie1, May 11, 2016.

  1. richie1

    richie1 New Member

    Got a bailiff visit from Rundles pretty soon... :(
     
  2. mummabear

    mummabear New Member

    No you don’t. Bailiffs can be pretty persuasive though, so don't listen to them!

    You should talk to experts as soon as you get notice of a bailiff visit.
     
  3. blueeyes

    blueeyes New Member

    You don’t have to at all - generally people will tell you not to. If you do open the door, keep it on the chain if you have one - bailiffs aren’t allowed to barge in (enter using unreasonable force) or push past you, but that doesn’t mean it’s unheard of. If they get aggressive you should ask to see ID - if they don’t show it it’s against the law I think, and ask to talk to their superiors. You still don’t have to let them in though.
     
  4. bettybunny9

    bettybunny9 New Member

    call the number on your bailiff notice to see if you can sort something out
     
  5. mummabear

    mummabear New Member

    no don't! not until you've had expert advice. Bailiffs do not have your interests in mind and dont care about whether you can afford to pay them out not, so if you call them they will only offer you a bad deal
     

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