Mandatory training and certification for bailiffs

The Government plans to introduce new laws for bailiffs in an attempt to regulate the industry, and protect debtors.

The new laws will include:

  • No late-night visits
  • Restrictions on what property can be seized
  • No visits when only children are at home
  • Bailiffs will no longer be able to set their own fees
  • They will be prevented from using force against people who owe money
  • Mandatory training and a certification scheme will be put in place


Crackdown on bailiffs unveiled

New laws will be introduced next year to regulate the bailiff industry and protect vulnerable debtors, the government has announced.