Excel Civil Enforcement are an established enforcement agency (bailiffs) who collect Council Tax arrears for local councils in communities across England and Wales.
On their website, Excel Civil Enforcement claim to be an Award-Wining Debt Collection and Enforcement Agency with extensive experience in the Industry. Excel Civil were founded in 1991 and serve Local Authorities and Central Government. They offer nationwide coverage and 24/7 telephone support delivered through a UK customer service centre.
Excel Civil Enforcement Debt Recovery may contact you for a number of different reason:
- Parking and Traffic Penalties – Includes the recovery of unpaid parking penalties and moving traffic conventions.
- Council Tax – Recovery of unpaid council tax.
- Non-Domestic Rates – Rates applied to any building that isn’t a domestic dwelling.
- BID Levy – Related to Business Improvement Districts Levy’s and specifically if a business isn’t paying their share of the levy.
- Sundry Debt – Includes the recovery of housing benefit over-payments
- Tracing – Tracing debtors who have moved address
- Arrest Warrants, Warrant Recycling and Process Serving
- Arrest Warrants – These can be issued and served for breach of bail conditions, or if an individual has failed to turn up for court. Excel Civil Enforcement may be used to transport individuals.
- Process Serving – Provide process serving within 24 hours of instruction on behalf of Government departments.
- Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) – Excel Civil Enforcement are contracted by the Ministry of Justice to recover magistrates’ court fines to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services.
Commercial and Property Services
- Traveller Removal – Removal of travellers under common law and a High Court writ of possession
- Trespasser / Protestor Eviction – Parent company (High Court Enforcement Group) has experience in the removal of squatters and trespassers from Commercial property
- Forfeiture – High Court Enforcement Group will aim to undertake peaceful re-entry to the property
- Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)
- Security – This includes securing land or property to prevent re-occupation following eviction
- Property Inspections – Commercial and residential property inspections
- Tracing – They are adept at tracing debtors who have moved address
Can Excel Civil Enforcement 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 Excel Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Excel Civil Enforcement Break into My House?
The chances of Excel 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 Excel 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 Excel Civil Enforcement cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.