Rossendales is a debt enforcement agency (bailiffs) established in 2004. They collect Council Tax arrears for local councils, debts for private companies, parking fines and rent arrears in communities across England and Wales.
Rossendales Limited is a long-standing Debt Recovery business who have been operating since 1972. They serve primarily Local Government and Local Authorities and have a number of internal managers with ex-local authority experience. Rossendale Ltd claim to be the market leaders in local authority debt recovery. Rossendales Debt Recovery specialises in both debt enforcement and debt collections. They claim to recover a staggering amount of £92 million of debt per annum for their clients offering payment plans to do so.
They offer debt enforcement services to over 150 clients across England and Wales. This also includes private landlords. They provide a number of services including Debt Enforcement Services and a Debt Collection Service. Rossendales claim they will always treat customers fairly, especially vulnerable cases. They claim the Rossendales payment plan will pull you out of debt.
Rossendales collect also Non-FCA regulated debts. These include debts that come from Finance Companies, Telecomm Companies or Utility Companies. They also include a range of debts associated with Sundry Debts. Rossendale Debt Recovery claim to be committed to taking a principle-based approach to debt recovery.
How Can Rossendales Collections Contact Me?
They can contact you by letter, telephone, SMS and email.
Can Rossendales 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 Rossendales Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Their Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of Rossendales 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 Rossendales 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 Rossendales bailiffs cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.