What Does DCBL Bailiffs Do?
County Court and Local Authority Debt Recovery
DCB Ltd bailiffs have become pretty famous recently, appearing on the Channel 5 programme Can’t pay, we’ll take it away’. Of course, that will not help you one bit! They predominantly work in debt recovery, high court enforcement, on behalf of large landlords on commercial rent recovery. Usually, if you are not able to pay these debts with 7 days then the court or landlord will employ DCBL as debt collectors and bailiffs to collect money from you. They will come to your house or business and discuss payment options with you. Whilst it is not preferable, they can seize your property under certain circumstances.
DCBL Right Of Entry
The chance of this company being able to enter your property is 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 DCBL using a Locksmith to help them gain entry. They can only try and gain entry during the hours of 6 am and 9 pm.
What Can DCBLTake?
There are restrictions on what a bailiff can remove from for your property. If you have given them entry, or 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 these possessions in your home and estimate the current value. You can then 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 DCBL Debt Recovery cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.
DCBL Agents Contact Information
Telephone: London 0203 613 0424
North West 01606 361 531
Midlands 0121 581 0233
Scotland 0141 326 0138
Wales 0292 235 0374
915 High Road,
20 Colmore Circus,
Barn Cliuth Business Centre,
Town Head Street,
28 Cathedral Road,