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

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