Weekly Debt Question

Written by PayPlan on 18 March 2011

Can a bailiff force entry into my property?

A bailiff cannot use force to gain entry into a domestic property on their first visit: they can only use “peaceable means”. Entering through an open or unlocked door, or via a window without causing any damage or disturbance, is acceptable. Forcing their way past someone at the door is not.

REMEMBER YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LET A BAILIFF INTO YOUR HOME.

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