What Does JACOBS ENFORCEMENT Do?
Local Authority and Commercial Debt Collectors
Jacobs is a large debt collection agency working with 164 local authorities as well as a number of commercial clients. A family business the company is operated by the two partners, Simon Jacobs and Paula Jacobs, who have been in charge of the company for over 25 years. They were also the first company to be awarded an ISO Customer Satisfaction and Complaints Handling certification, Usually, if you are not able to pay the debts they are chasing within 7 days then the company or a court will employ Jacobs Enforcement agents as debt collectors and bailiffs to recover the 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.
Jacobs Enforcement Right Of Entry
The chance of Jacobs Bailiffs 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 the Jacobs bailiffs 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 Jacobs Enforcement Take?
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’. Jacobs 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 Jacobs Enforcement debt collectors cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.
Jacobs Enforcement Contact Information
Telephone: 0345 601 2692
Address – Head Office:
6 Europa Boulevard
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8am – 1pm