Whyte and Co is an established enforcement agency (bailiffs) who were founded in 1981. Whyte & Co operate nationwide and collect Council Tax arrears for local councils, debts for private companies and rent arrears in communities across England and Wales.
What Do Whyte & Co Enforcement Services Do?
Whyte & Co are a civil Debt Enforcement company who have been trading since 1981. Whyte & Co claim to have a skilled work force of Certificated Enforcement Agents, Recovery Officer and Warrant Officers. The types of service Whyte & Co Enforcement Services provide include:
Whyte & Co Debt Recovery solutions to both the private and public sector. They will use a combination of communication methods including letter, personal visits and telephone. Whyte and Co offer the the following debt recovery solutions: –
- Sundry Debts
- Current Rent
- Former Tenant Rent Arrears
- Housing Benefit Overpayments
Penalty Charge Recovery
- Traffic Management Act (TMA Enforcement)
- Pre-Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) debt recovery. This is prior to civil enforcement.
- Post-Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) debt recovery. Once instructions have been provided, initial application letters can be sent immediately. All following actions are undertaken by Enforcement Teams who will utilise Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.
- Whyte & Co provide a number of teams to enforce Penalty Charges. These include clamping and removal officers; certificated Enforcement Agents and office personnel; in-house software and an interactive website for case review; and technologies such as ANPR and an automatic link to the DVLA database.
Council Tax Non-Domestic Rates
- Whyte & Co Bailiffs will offer a debt recovery service for commercial business rates (NDR) and also resident council tax debt recovery
Can Whyte & Co Enforcement Services 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 Whyte & Co Enforcement Services Bailiffs to recover property and assets to the value of the debt.
Can Whyte & Co Bailiffs Break into My House?
The chances of Whyte&Co 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 Whyte&Co 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 Whyte & Co Enforcement Services cannot take. These include essential items such as bedding, refrigerators, medical equipment, cookers and other items.