Burlington Group are an established enforcement agency (bailiffs) who has coverage across England and Wales. They enforce judgments obtained in the County Courts and High Courts seizing and removing goods to recover debts owed.
They are part of the larger Marston Holdings group of companies. Their service is focused around enabling creditors to recover and manage to chase you for debts in what they say is a compliant way. Burlington Group Debt Recovery is a Financial Conduct Authority, Solicitors Regulation Authority and Ministry of Justice regulated businesses, operating across the UK and internationally.
Burlington have extensive coverage across the whole of the UK. They have a field team of Enforcement Officers, Account Managers and a Client Services Team. Their Officers are well-trained to extract money from you and have obtained extensive knowledge of the relevant current legislation of the industry in which they operate. They apply that knowledge when enforcing judgements or discussing repayment options with customers on behalf of our clients.
Their Account Manager team is their point of contact. They are there to execute any instructions. They work closely their Enforcement Officers giving them the operational support they need.
What do Burlington Baiilffs do?
Services offered by Burlington Group Bailiffs include:
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery – Burlington Group recovers Commercial Rent Arrears
Commercial Forfeiture – They may employ a local locksmith – along with the drafting of repossession and bailee notices and a full inventory of goods service, which are emailed.
Trespass Claims – Unauthorised occupants may be removed by them. Burlington Bailiffs coudl be employed to do this as well
Process serving and investigations – On behalf of solicitors, local authorities, utility companies, private companies and individuals.
Documents served by Burlington Group Debt Recovery include statutory demands, bankruptcy or winding-up petitions, claim forms, court orders and oral examination orders.
Residential Possession Claims – Once a private landlord has permission from the courts, Burlington’s Bailiffs can help enforce a possession order and evict a tenant from a residential property
Other services include – Money Judgement Enforcement; Writs of Delivery; Employment; Tribunal Awards and Foreign Judgements.
Can Burlington Group Send Bailiffs to My House?
In some cases, if court action has been taken and your debts are still due then the courts may appoint Burlington to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Burlington Group Break into My House?
The chances of Burlington’s Bailiffs being able to enter your property are quite rare. They can only do this if a Liability Order has been issued against you by a magistrate on behalf of the local authority. If you are a business then there would need to be an unpaid fine from a Magistrate, County Court or High Court.
It is the law that enforcement agencies are only able to enter a property if they have been inside the property before. They are then able to use what is known as ‘reasonable force’ to re-enter. This could involve the use of a Locksmith to help them gain entry. They can only try and gain entry during the hours of 6am to 9pm.
What Can They Take?
There are restrictions on what can be removed from your property by bailiffs. If you have given them entry of they have gained entry by other means, then they can remove what is known as ‘Walking Possessions’. These are those which are subject to ‘Taking Control of Goods Regulations’. They will make an inventory of any of those possessions in your home and estimate the current value. You can enter into a ‘Controlled Goods Agreement’ with them which will give you time to pay the outstanding debt.
If you fail to pay them, then they can return to your property and remove items. There are certain items which Burlington Group Limited cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.