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Can Bailiffs take stuff from my house for court fines for my nephew..

6 years ago - Posted by

My nephews post comes to my address we have recently had bailiffs knock the door about a court fine he owes. He doesnt have a permanently residing address hence his post coming to ours. He’s not on the electoral or tenancy as he doesn’t live here. He has phoned and told the bailiffs this and i have told them he doesn’t live here but they’ve been back since and now there’s a letter saying they can enter with a locksmith even when i’m not in. I don’t know what else to do i have told them he doesn’t live here but don’t want to come back and find my stuff gone.

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6 years ago

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TAD Member

6 years ago

Well after reading all the comments on here you are all very wrong! surprised to see someone from a debt charity offering false advise on such a basic matter. Baliffs Can take what they want if they are registered to your address. it will then be up to you to go to court with receipts within 14 days to prove they belong to you. Sausages

TAD Member

6 years ago

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TAD Member

6 years ago

Bailiffs can take any goods the non-debtor who does not have a receipt for each 1 of the goods, then they can take the goods. WHICH is wrong and know how your feeling happening to me in 24 hours

TAD Member

6 years ago

My boyfreaind lives with me and has old council tax debt at his old address bailiff are treating to come to take goose but I brought all the bits in my house or were given them

TAD Member

6 years ago

my son was living with us and on the electrol register he racked up a lot of debt using money loan companys when they phoned they said it is iminant that a bayliff would be coming to our house he no longer lives with us and we have no contact with him and dont know where he lives can they get a warrant and just entre the house and take our stuff away we have no receipts as a lot of our stuff is really old to prove that it is ours

TAD Member

6 years ago

I am having the same problem with marstons bailiffs. they knocked on my door regarding a debt for my ex who doesnt live with me anymore. I explained this to the bailiff but he didnt believe me he said he has been asked by the courts to search my property for my ex, so i let him in to prove that he was not in my house. My brother is staying with me temporaily, and the bailiff spotted his trainers and a few items of clothing, and he asked whos they were so i told him they belong to my brother but again he didnt believe me he said he was "suspicious" i said if he would like to come back later and meet my brother then he could. Now i am really worried he is going to come back and take MY belongings i have reciepts to prove they are not my ex's but ive read ealsewhere that he can now brake into my house because he has entered the property before and he can take MY belongings, then i have to show proof they are mine in order to get my stuff back. Can anyone give me advice on how i should deal with this? i have been in contact with my ex and he has phoned them to say he doesnt live with me, but im worried they may come back.

ANSWER:

The bailiff would return to the property if they believed that your ex was still living there so the simple answer is to tell them that he doesn’t and that they have no right to attend or enter your property. You can write a letter of complaint to Marston’s if you are unhappy about the way the bailiff represented their authority but you have no need to worry about your items being taken. A bailiff cannot take goods from one person to pay off somebody else’s debts, they can list goods belonging to the individual who owes the debts with a view to taking these goods and selling them if the debt is not paid. If they have listed your goods in error then you should include details of this in your complaint letter.

 

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TAD Member

6 years ago

NO THEY CANT YOU TOLD THEM THAT HE ONLY USES YOUR ADDRESS FOR HIS LETTERS ONLY . ITS CALLED CARE OF ADDRESS ( C O A ) THATS ALL YOU NEED TO SAY TO THEM OK NEXT TIME THEY COME ASK THEM THEIR NAMES AND LOG IT DOWN
MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM HE DONT LIVE THERE
THEY CANT DO ANYTHING TO YOU AND YOUR ADDRESS I PROMISE YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR

TAD Member

6 years ago

my son uses my address as a mailing address. He has court fines that he is trying to pay off. I have told Marstons that this is just a mailing address for him and that he doesnt live here and never has. They said that if I dont have receipts for MY possessions, that they will come back with a locksmith and take my stuff

TAD Member

6 years ago

My son, who does not live with me, has an outstanding parking fine that is being chased by Marstons. They posted a red notice through my letter box which warned against ignoring it. There was also a phone number which I called immediately. The person I spoke to said the debt was for a parking fine incurred by my son. I informed him that he did not live with me and that he was now living in Brighton and had been for the last 6 months. He replied that the car the parking fine was for was registered to my address and I again explained that the car that he was talking about was scrapped a year ago before my son left home but he kept implying that it made no difference as the car was still registered to my address.
What can I do if he persists and can I ask the police to help me as I am feeling pressured to pay a debt that is not mine?

TAD Member

6 years ago

Bailiffs cannot recover goods which do not belong to the debtor. It is therefore unlikely that the bailiffs would take goods. Visit your local CAB if you require further assistance.

This question has been answered by CAP UK a leading debt charity offering hope and a solution to anyone in debt.

TAD Member

6 years ago

Ring the bailiff company and make a complaint, you may wish to provide them with some proof that you are the tenant and that your nephew is not living there and never has done. They are attending the property as it would be reasonable to assume that the person lives at the address they have given but should stop attending once they are aware that the individual does not live there.

This question was answered by Debt Advice Foundation, an independent UK debt advice charity. If you need further help, Debt Advice Foundation provides a free, confidential helpline and can advise you. Click here to find out more.

TAD Member

6 years ago

They cannot takes items of yours as the debt is with your nephew. It is best to put in wriitng to them what you have advised so they understand that your nephew does not live with you and has no possessions at your property. He is simply using your address for correspondence only.

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