If you are worried about Sheriff Officers coming to your home, make certain to speak with our team today for help and support.
We offer help and assistance when it comes to council tax sheriff officers and other bailiffs, so contact us now.
There are a number of bailiffs in Scotland. If you wish to get help and support, please complete the enquiry form now.
Sheriff Officers are court-appointed representatives of a debtor wishing to reclaim an unpaid sum of money. This can be anything from a local council wishing to recoup unpaid council tax, to a landlord seeking historical rent payments.
They are also known as Debt Bailiffs, Scottish Bailiffs or Sheriff-Officers, but they all mean the same thing. They act on behalf of their clients who range from local councils to individuals such as landlords, to resolve a situation involving unpaid finances or evictions. They have powers appointed by the court that allow them to do this but they do not have the same authority as the police.
Bailiffs may not enter your property without your expressed permission. They may enter without permission providing that they have the relative warrant from the court or if they believe that a child may be at risk from someone within a property. Normally though, they will send you advanced notice of when they expect to call on you. This is usually two weeks but can be less.
If you need help or advice on how to stop Sheriff-Officers pursuing you for money and if you need to employ a Sheriff Officer to enforce a court ruling then contact us as soon as possible and we will be glad to help on both fronts.
Sheriff Officers in Scotland carry out the wishes of the court with specially invoked powers. If Scottish Bailiffs are involved in a case then extra fees will be added on to the original debt to pay for their services. They vary depending on the level of involvement required from them, but it isn’t unusual for hundreds of pounds to be added to an existing debt.
If you are struggling to pay the original debt this is obviously another problem that you could do without. We specialise in helping people to restructure their debts through a variety of different options. Everyone’s financial situation is unique so we would explore every option that we think would benefit you and stop further involvement from the bailiffs.
If you want to recover a debt and believe that using a Sheriff Officer is the only way to achieve that, please contact us using the form provided. We are debt recovery specialists as well as debt management specialists and have provided our services to a number of influential clients who continue to use us because of our professionalism.
It’s no secret that all local authorities are struggling under increasing budget cuts and rising costs. One of their main sources of income is through council tax contributions and the more people that fail to pay, the more is taken out of the public funding pot.
It is for this very reason that council tax Sheriff Officers are the most widely used asset of the courts. The more money that is recouped, the more can be reinvested by the council. Unlike a lot of creditors though, councils are very gracious when it comes to working out a resolution between themselves and the debtor.
If you are in the situation where your council tax debt has attracted the interest of bailiffs , you need to speak to them immediately. They may be able to negotiate with the council to approve a payment plan that will stop any further action being taken against you. If you need any advice on how to do this then feel free to drop us a line and we can suggest the best course of action for you.
Bailiffs in Scotland are more commonly known as Sheriff-Officers. Being in debt can cause untold amounts of stress and worry and Sheriff-Officers add another level onto this. It’s important to realise that Sheriff Officers are only carrying out instructions from their clients, and have a very unforgiving job.
The need for bailiffs can be avoided if the person owing the debt gets in touch with their debtors and tries to come to an arrangement with them. If this approach proves fruitless, we can go through financial restructuring options with you that could see your debt to them paid off, your credit score improving and your monthly outgoings reduced.
Sheriff officers are the Scottish equivalent of bailiffs in England and carry out a number of other duties including evictions and the repossession of valuable items. They are hired either on a self-employed basis or from a company specialising in contracting out Scottish Bailiffs, and they are the ones who are contacted if all other attempts at a resolution have failed.
A Sheriff Officer is only brought in at the very end of case where it is felt that all other attempts at a suitable outcome have not been achieved. The Sheriff Officer will retrieve the outstanding debt regardless of an individuals circumstances. This can include repossession and/or eviction.
If you need a Sheriff Officer to take that final step for you, or if you have had correspondence from a Sheriff Officer and would rather bypass having to deal with them altogether, get in touch with us now and we can help with both situations.