Rundles are a debt enforcement agency or bailiffs established in 1992. They collect Council Tax arrears for local councils, debts for private companies and rent arrears in communities across England and Wales.
Rundles provide enforcement services to both the public and private sector. They specialise in the recovery of debt including Commercial Rent, Council Tax, Business Rates and Road Traffic Debt. They were established in 1992 and operate nationwide, working in every area of the country. Rundles Debt Recovery work with over 90 English Local Authorities. They claim their focus is on recovering debt at Compliance Stage, to minimise fees and the need for court action.
What Do Rundles Do?
Enforcing Council Tax Debt
Rundles work with 60 Local Authorities to collect Council Tax Debt. Rundles offers each Local Authority dedicated Enforcement Agent teams (otherwise known as Bailiffs).
Warrants of Arrest
Rundles provides Warrants of Arrest (with and without bail – depending on requirements) to over 25 Local Authorities. Most of their Warrant Officers are former Police Officers so are specialists, and not simply Enforcement Agents. Rundles claim in the last year they have enforced over 500 arrest, bail and commitment warrants.
Non Domestic Rates Debt Recovery
Rundles offer Non Domestic Rate enforcement to over 30 Local Authorities across England. Rundles have a dedicates team who focus purely on Non Domestic Rate recovery, such is the demand. Each team will receive advanced training and includes specialists from all operational areas. They will also work with specialist law firms to combat evasion and implement enhanced recovery techniques.
Road Traffic Debt Recovery
Rundles Road Traffic Debt Recovery operations operate across the country, meaning they can enforce at any address at short notice. They manage Road Traffic Debt enforcement to over 60 Local Authorities.
Rundles uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology across the country. Each Local Authority has a team of Client Advisors who will manage each case.
Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)
Rundles Debt Recovery have a solid understanding of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery rules and regulations. They currently provide this service to over 25 private and public sector clients.
Can Rundles 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 Rundles Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Rundles Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of Rundles Enforcement Agents 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 Rundles 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 Rundles cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.