JBW Bailiffs are a judicial services partner to UK Government. JBW were established in 2004 and have featured in the BBC TV show ‘Bailiffs’. They collect Council Tax arrears for local councils, debts for private companies and rent arrears in communities across the UK.
JBW Group were formed in 1988 and are experienced civil enforcement agents. Their business is focused around the debt recovery of Local Government Debt revenues and commercial rent.
They claim to have a commitment to customers in that they will collect outstanding debts swiftly and efficiently, however in doing so they will try and ensure all instructions and code of practice are adhered to. They state they will also be aware of the sensitivity of the situation and will be mindful of their actions on you and the need for customer care.
JBW offer a number of enforcement and recovery services for 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 Group Bailiffs also offer a bail and arrest warrants service including Bail Warrants, Arrest Warrants with no Bail and Committal Warrants. They are use an integrated computerised IT and Accounting 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 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 JBW 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 JBW Group cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.