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Can Baliffs damage property to gain access/serve notice

5 years ago - Posted by tad_admin

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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TAD Member

5 years ago

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.

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

TAD Member

5 years ago

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.

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.

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