The law prohibits enforcement officers from breaking into a property unless they have a warrant that allows them to. In most cases, this happens when the debtor disregards paying a criminal fine or instalment previously agreed with the agents and refuses to let them in despite prior notice and visit.
Having a clean debt recovery plan will help with giving you a clear idea of how you are going to recover your money from your debtor.
As a landlord, one of the things that will always be on your mind is the problem of squatters. Having squatters move in then legally dealing with evicting them is a time consuming, stressful and potentially costly endeavour but often the only way to re-take your property. But ensuring everything is done correctly is very […]
You are possibly aware that Bristol has become the hub of anti-establishment squatter action in recent months. This means that squatters are becoming more active when it comes to refusing to leave when there is a court order in place, along with defending the eviction by taking to the roof, and by welding doors shut, […]
Finding travellers on your land can be a disturbing event, and the first thing to do is to inform the local Police about them. Unauthorised traveller encampments on private property are treated differently than those on public land, so you may not find the local council as helpful as you might expect when it comes […]
One of the greatest worries for a commercial landlord is the fact that there are times when a tenant cannot pay their rent. If you find yourself in this situation, you may consider whether to forfeit the lease. Here is a quick look at the circumstances that can lead to lease forfeiture and the benefits […]
If you are a land owner seeking advice with regards to protecting your property from travellers, you will be happy to find out that there are multiple ways to protect your private property from travellers who may want to set up camp there. Local councils in the UK recognise and accept the right of travellers, […]
Evicting squatters from commercial property is a situation that may affect many landlords who own commercial properties that are left empty due to a number of reasons such as holiday periods. Even though discovering squatters in a commercial property is often distressing, there are methods to remove them as quickly as possible. Since the Legal […]
Most aspects of being an enforcement officer are carefully legislated to protect all parties involved in the process and the repossession of goods is not exempt from this. There are firm laws that dictate what can and cannot be taken in terms of goods to cover an outstanding debt and Able Investigations always works within […]
You have a signed finance agreement on your desk from a customer who bought a car and drove it away from the car lot with a big smile on his face. But a couple of years down the line he realised it was a bit out of his price range or his circumstances changed, so […]