Chandlers Enforcement Agents are a debt enforcement agency (bailiffs). Chandlers collect Council Tax arrears for local councils, debts for private companies and rent arrears in communities across England and Wales.
Chandlers Limited provide revenue collection and bespoke enforcement agency services for magistrates’ courts, solicitors, local authorities and legal departments within councils and businesses across England and Wales.
Chandlers have worked with Local authorities for over 20 years and have extensive knowledge on the most effective methods of debt recovery and successful enforcement. The types of service Chandlers offer with local authorities include:
- Collection and enforcement of Council Tax, national non-domestic rates, business improvement district levies, court fines, housing benefit overpayments, sundry debt, commercial rent and former tenant arrears
- Arrest warranties
- Road traffic debt collection and enforcement
- Service of statutory demands for bankruptcy
- Pre-warrant collections
Chandlers act on behalf of Central Government, specifically providing enforcement services on behalf of:
- Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Services
- Legal Aid Agency
- Child Support Agency
- Student Loans Company
- The DVLA
Chandlers also support the Private Sector including businesses and the legal profession. They assist these businesses with:
- High Court Service and Returns
- Employment Tribunal Awards
- General process serving and letter delivery
- Commercial rent recovery, evictions and amicable recovery
- Peaceful forfeiture
Chandlers Bailiffs only employ full-time enforcement agents, who will undertake official photo and Count Court Certification identifications. They say they adopt a respectful and fair approach to every customer they meet, and will follow a strict code of conduct at all times.
Chandler’s Debt Recovery and committed to their clients to always ensure an ethical and effective approach, be both pro-active and reactive to their needs through regular communication with a dedicated Customer Services Manager, achieve successful outcomes and build trust and maintain a fair and respectful relationship with their customers.
Can Chandlers Limited 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 Chandlers Limited bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Chandlers Limited Break into My House?
The chances of Chandlers Limited 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 Chandlers Biliffs 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 Chandlers Limited cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.