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Baliffs – Person they’re after doesn’t live here!

9 years ago - Posted by

We keep getting baliffs knocking on our door about a guy who used to rent this house. We have told them over and over again he doesn’t live here but they don’t care, and now we have had a etter saying they are coming tonight to take our things. We’re not going to let them in, but i’m sure they won’t go away, so what can we do?

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13 Answers

TAD Member

9 years ago

Whst happened in the end. Im in the same situation now, bailiffs are coming next week.

TAD Member

9 years ago

How can I remove a person who does not lives with me from using my address??

TAD Member

9 years ago

Today we were advised by our housing association that having a tenancy agreement is in no way proof that a person does not live there, only that the named people do live there. I actually know this to be true because my husband of four years isn’t on my tenancy despite the housing association know full well he is in residence here.
Unfortunately when we turned to the electoral roll to provide us with written evidence that we (the hubby and I) are the only adults registered on the electoral roll at our address, we were informed that they could provide no such evidence only that we are registered.

TAD Member

9 years ago

my ex partner does not live here any more n the court still sending letters that the balifs are coming can they take my things

 

ANSWER TO YOUR QUERY:

If these letters are to your ex partner and for your ex partner’s debt you can just return them saying not known at this address. If a bailiff attends the property they have no right to take your goods to settle someone else’s debts and you can advise them that the person does not live at your house and has no property in your house.

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TAD Member

9 years ago

Hi bailiff s came to my house for a tenant that has moved out wanting to remove my goods what do I do

 

ANSWER TO YOUR QUERY:

A bailiff cannot take your belongings to settle somebody else’s debt. Notify the bailiff that the person concerned no longer lives at the address. You are not obliged to provide any proof that the person no longer lives in your property, or the previous tenant’s forwarding address, but showing the bailiff something to that effect should mean they can see no reason to return to the address.

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TAD Member

9 years ago

my daughter has incurred a debt over car tax which she paid however she does not live at my address but has moved abroad. The bailiffs Marsdons will not leave me alone and saying that they can enter my home to remove goods please help I am registered disabled and this is frightening me

ANSWER: If your daughter does not live with you they have no right to take your goods in your home so it is best to put a letter in writng stating she does not live with you, she lives abroad, she has paid the tax and then do not give them access to your property, you are not obligated to do so.

TAD Member

9 years ago

get your tenancy agreement with your names on and some id, if you proove that you are not the person who owes money then they cannot come in and take your things, if they try, call the police, its theft. hope this helps

TAD Member

9 years ago

Bailiffs may be coming in February but it is my sons debts he stayed here for a few weeks last year as a temporary measure what can we do we dont have an address for him or any of his possesions

TAD Member

9 years ago

i rent a farm and was out on the farm but my door was not locked and when i came back in the house there was a letter hand delivered or so i thought to a previous tenant. it was delivered on the 10th january 2012 and when it was opened on the 15th january 2012 they had actually been in my home and wrote goods down including my daughters game consoles that they are going to take. The debt was council tax of which i am up to date and dont owe them a penny. can i persue this to breaking in my home. i rang the police and they advised me ring the bailiffs which is another concern as of my phone bill i am going on accur.

TAD Member

9 years ago

Here is form 4, the bailiff complaint form, for anyone who needs it.

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/form4_0606.pdf

TAD Member

9 years ago

Sorry to hear this. I am sure it’s very annoying.

Don’t let them in. Offer them ID proving you are not the person they are looking for an write to the courts and the bailiffs telling them that you are not associated with the person they are looking for. Are you now on the electoral roll for your property? If you are tell them to take a look. Hopefully they will then get the message.

Good luck.

TAD Member

9 years ago

Hi there,
sounds like you’re having a bit of a nightmare!

Bailiffs have to carry ID so be sure to request to see that and what debt they are looking to recover, and on behalf of whom.

Don’t let them in, but calmly explain that you are not the debtor.

It would be a good idea to have proof of this handy, such as your rent book or driving licence etc.

The Bailliff should then withdraw and take the debt back to whoever has instructed him or her.

If not, then you can make a complaint re harassment to whoever has instructed the bailiff, persuing a claim if necessary.

Hope this helps.

Best regards

ClearDebt

TAD Member

9 years ago

You must complain to their firm, their regulatory body and to the court which issued the warrant.

No one ever complains about bailiffs and you must.

They are breaking the law (Section 40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970).

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