Bailiffs have changed the method of debt recovery in the UK. As a creditor, you now have a high chance of recovering your debts and properties efficiently and legally. The bailiffs can evict people from your property or remove goods and sell them to pay for a debt.
There are various writs which govern the operation of a bailiff office. These writs ensure bailiffs work within the law and avoid any legal repercussion in their activity. Here are some of these writs.
Writ of Control
The warrant which regulated debt recovery in the past was that of fieri facias. This was renamed the writ of control as of 6-04-2014. The writ of control is similar to a county court’s warrant of execution. It empowers bailiffs to seize a debtor’s goods for settlement of debt either by their sale or as a direct payment.
Writ of Delivery
There are two writs of delivery including forms 64 and 65. Form 64 governs recovery of costs, damage, and goods while form 65 is used for costs, damages, and goods or their worth. If you want to recover documents or actual goods rather than monetary payment, the bailiffs will request writs of specific delivery. Standard writs of delivery are used to recover monetary payment for goods.
Writ of Possession
This writ governs recovery of land or property. The writ of possession is used to evict squatters of travellers from your land. It is typically used in combination with monetary instructions which allow the bailiffs to recover your property and seize any goods in a similar way to the writ of control.
From the above writs, you can be sure that any debt and property recovery using a bailiff’s services is legal. You can hence hire a bailiff in the guarantee that you are not breaking any law. If you have any debts proving hard to recover or squatters on your land, bailiffs are the perfect solution.