Newlyn plc also knows as Newlyn Bailiffs are a private enforcement agency (bailiffs) employed by Local Authorities in England and Wales to collect outstanding debts such as Council Tax, Non Domestic Rates and Parking contraventions.
Newlyn Debt Recovery are a specialist Debt Recovery and Debt Enforcement Agency who work with over 65 Local Authorities. Each of these Local Authorities vary in size and are spread across the country.
Newlyn offer a wide range of Enforcement Services and Debt Recovery Services:
Road Traffic Debts
Newlyn plc will conduct DVLA checks, offer enhanced residency and tracing activities and will start the debt recovery process. They claim to offer a best value service and say they will collect difficult debt ‘efficiently and effectively’ whilst also bearing in mind individual customers needs.
Newlyn also claim to have the latest technology at their disposal including GPRS map routing and the largest Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).
Council Tax Recovery
Newlyn will attempt to distinguish between the ‘won’t pays’ from the ‘can’t pays’, ensuring those in genuine need of support will receive as much assistance and guidance as possible. They claim to have flexible systems to allow for ‘tailored debt recovering schemes’. Newlyn will attempt to engage in high engagement communication methods to ensure a they extract the debt from you.
Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
Newlyn work with Councils to achieve its debt collection requirements. These include the collection of rates from businesses, and business charges associated with businesses who trade in Business Improvement Districts.
Commercial Rent Recovery
Newlyn Bailiffs have a specific accredited process for the recovery of Commercial Rent Arrears (CRARs). Newlyn will attempt to action instructions immediately and will send out Notice of Enforcement the same day and will attempt to have a visit from an Enforcement Agent or Bailiff within 24 hours of the legislative framework.
Newlyn have a debt recovery service covering a number of areas. This includes debt associated with Sundry Debt, former tenant arrears, expired warrant and overpayment of Housing Benefits, to name but a few.
Can Newlyn PLC 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 Newlyn Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Newlyn Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of Newlyn 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 Newlyn 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 Newlyn Bailffs cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.