Confero Collections Ltd are an established enforcement and collections agency (bailiffs) who specialise in public sector debt recovery. They collect Council Tax arrears for local councils, housing benefit over-payments and rent arrears.
Confero Collections was formed in 2009 and specialises primarily in debt recovery relating to the Public Sector. Confero works with local authorities in the recovery of debt relating to Traffic Penalty Charges, Commercial Rents, Business Rates and Council Tax. Confero offer a revenues collection service that claims to be sensitive to each individual’s personal situation. The truth is that Confero bailiffs ensure the revenues collection service they offer is ‘effective’.
They are a family run business that achieves higher than average collection rates. Their Bailiffs claim to be transparent, a ‘specialist’ ethical debt recovery service to primarily the public sector, but also the private sector such as private landlords.
Each member of the Confero Collections team should understand the customer’s debt problem. They also have a ‘Vulnerability Officer’ who should offer support where hardship is experienced, the liaison officer between clients and customers.
Confero Debt Collectors can come after you for a number of reasons including:
- Enforcement of road traffic debts
- Collection of overpaid housing benefits
- Collection of Council Tax and NNDR Business Rates
- Collection of Sundry Debts
- Fast response enforcement agents and bailiffs
- Specialist Automatic Number Plate Recognition Operations
- Magistrate Court Fines
- Arrest Warrants
- Tracing service finding customers who have moved address
- Enforcement of Waste Management Cases
- Pre-debt registration collection
- Collection of Recycled cases
- Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery
- Training seminars on Debt Recovery and related courses
- Common Law Forfeiture
- Repossession of vehicles
Can Confero Collections 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 Confero Collections bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Confero Break into My House?
The chances of their 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 Confero cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.