Collectica Limited are an established enforcement agency (bailiffs) who work on behalf of public sector and Government clients. They collect debts and fines, such as Council Tax arrears and Housing Benefit Overpayments. They operate nationally.
Collectica Enforcement Services
They work on behalf of Government Clients and the Public Sector. It is a specialist debt recovery and enforcement agency, committed to providing a tailored service in the collection of financial penalties imposed by public agencies, including Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.
They say their approach is always conducted in a considerate manner, but maybe you, the creditor knows whether this is true or not?. It uses the latest industry best practice methodology and latest technology to ensure maximum response from each debtor. This means using every which way to extract money from you! Collectica Bailiff’s only work on behalf of government agencies and public sector which they say justifies their actions as debts collected are returned for the good of the public.
Collectica Debt Collectors recover debts relating to a number of matters. Most specifically debts that relate to the following: –
- Road Traffic Act 1991
- Warrants issued by Courts and Tribunals Service under the Magistrates’ Courts Warrants Order 200
- Traffic Management Act 2004
- Housing Benefit Overpayment and other debts associated with Housing Benefit
- Distress for Rent Act
Collectica adhere to regulatory requirements and Codes of Practice, including the Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) Codes of Practice. They appreciate that it can be challenging dealing with creditors and debt recovery agencies when in financial crisis. They have trained staff who they say, will provide a fair and open service to both public agencies and debtors. This helps facilitate decisions with customer’s account, and also gives them a point of contact if they have any questions, or circumstances change.
Can Collectica 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 Collectica bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Collectica Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of Collectica 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 Collectica Enforcement cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.