JBW Bailiffs are a judicial services partner to UK Government. JBW Group were established in 2004 and have featured in the BBC TV show ‘Bailiffs’. They collect Council Tax arrears primarily for local councils. JBW Enforcement also collects debts for private companies and rent arrears across the UK.
JBW Group were formed in 1988 and are experienced Civil Enforcement agents. The core of their business is the recovery of Local Government Debt and commercial rent.
They claim to have a commitment to customers, collecting outstanding debts swiftly and efficiently. Alongside this, they claim all instructions and code of practice are adhered to. JBW bailiffs claim to be aware of the sensitivities of the situation and will be mindful of their actions.
JBW provide a number of enforcement and recovery services for the private and public sectors. These include: –
- Council Tax Debt Recovery
- National Non-Domestic Rates
- Sundry Debt Collection
- Forfeiture of commercial property by peaceful re-entry
- Company Search and Check
- Vehicle Hire Purchase Investigation checks
- Tracing to find people in debt who have moved address
JBW Bailiffs offer a bail and arrest warrants service. This includes Bail Warrants, Arrest Warrants with no Bail and Committal Warrants. They use an integrated software system designed for the Bailiff Industry.
Can JBW Group 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 JBW Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can JBW Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of JBW Group 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 6 am to 9 pm.
What Can their Bailiffs Take?
There are restrictions on what can be removed from your property by bailiffs. If you have given them entry, or if they have gained entry by other means, they can remove what is known as ‘Walking Possessions’. These 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 JBW Group cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.