DG Collection Services are an established enforcement agency (bailiffs). They operate bailiff recovery services to local authorities in the South West, collecting Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates arrears.
DG Collection Services claim to be one of the leading South-West Enforcement Agents and Debt Recovery Agents for Local Authorities. They have over 30 years of experience in the bailiff and debt collection industry. They claim to specialise in Bailiff Recovery Services collecting Council Tax and National Non-Domestic Rates Arrears.
DG Collections Services are based in Bristol and cover the South-West of England from Penzance to Oxford. Their promise on their website is to deliver a cost effective, professional and efficient service. They also claim they will operate with integrity, sensitivity and honesty with customers and clients alike.
DG Collection Services Debt Recovery specialise is two areas of debt recovery – Taxation Arrears and Motor Finance Repossessions. They profess to have an experienced team aided with local knowledge using tailored debt collection techniques. DG Collection Services use online systems allowing them to trace bad debts and collate the relevant information of on behalf of clients.
On receipt of new instructions, an enforcement team will usually be assigned within 24 hours to collect the debt.
Can DG Collection Services 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 Direct Collection Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can DG Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of DG Collection 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 DG Bailiffs 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 DG Collection Services cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.