question category: Bailiffs

Can Baliffs damage property to gain access/serve notice


The baliff broke a gate trying to climb over to get access/serve notice. They then left quickly without leaving anything as the gate is completely boken

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Re: Can Baliffs damage property to gain access/serve notice

A bailiff is not allowed to cause damage to your property when attending somebody’s residence, you may well wish to raise a compliant with the company the bailiff works for. However, regardless of this, if the debt is still owed then the bailiff will return and it would be a good idea to speak to a debt adviser before then if you are not in a position to repay the debt.

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Re: Can Baliffs damage property to gain access/serve notice

Bailiffs do have the right to climb over gates to gain access to a property. However if significant damage has been caused then they may be liable for it. Please seek further advice.

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