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Rossendales Bailiffs

Have you received a letter from a Rossendales bailiff saying they are about to visit your house?

Do you need advice & help on how deal with Rossendales Enforcement?

Are they chasing you for Council Tax, HMRC debt, Business Rates or Benefit Overpayments?

Don't panic, Below you'll find out everything there is to know about how to deal with Rossendales bailiffs, what to do if a Rossendales bailiff is at your house, how to stop a bailiff taking your car.

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What should I do?

IMPORTANT!!! If a Bailiff is at your door, DO NOT LET THEM IN!

You do not have to let them in your house no matter what they tell you. If the bailiff is at your door, or has left a calling card, call the Bailiff Helpline on 0800 368 8133 immediately.

If you have received a letter or calling card from a bailiff claiming that you have an outstanding debt or if you’ve been visited by Rossendales bailiffs the best thing to do is to call the Bailiff Helpline immediately.

We can provide advice, free of charge. We will speak to the Bailiff on your behalf, and can arrange for a temporary hold on Bailiff action, whilst the problem is sorted out.

Need Help With Rossendales Bailiffs?

If you want more help on dealing with Rossendales Enforcement, call the FREE Bailiff Helpline on 0800 368 8133 (freephone, including all mobiles) or take the online debt test and find your best solution.

Who are Rossendales Enforcement?

Rossendales Enforcement Agents (previously called bailiffs) hold a certificate, granted by a judge at the county court, which allows them carry out enforcement action.

They are regulated by the Ministry Of Justice

Rossendales provide Enforcement and Debt Collection Services for local authorities in England and Wales and last year collected around £92 million per annum for their clients

They collect Council Tax, HMRC debt, Business Rates, Parking Penalty Charge Notices and Commercial Rent Arrears.

What can Rossendales Bailiffs do?

They have the legal power to remove and sell your belongings to pay a debt you owe. In most cases, bailiffs only get involved after your creditor has taken you to court.

If you let a bailiff into your home they can take:

  • luxury items, such as a TV or games console
  • things you own jointly with someone else
  • money, jewellery and antiques
  • They can not take:

  • things you need to live, eg your clothes, cooker, fridge
  • work tools and equipment which together are worth less than £1,350
  • someone else’s belongings, eg your partner’s computer
  • Proving that the items don't belong to you isn't always easy.

    Call the Bailiff Helpline on 0800 368 8133 if you need help with this.

    If Rossendales have taken your goods.

    If the bailiff has taken your goods you can still get them back, but you will have to:

    • Settle your debt before the goods are sold by Rossendales.
    • Make an agreement with your creditor and get them to ask Rossendales to return your goods.
    • You buy the goods back yourself.
    • The Rossendales bailiff did not follow the coreect procedure when they took your goods.

    Can Rossendales Bailiffs take my car?

    Cars are one of the most popular things for a bailiff to seize. This is because they usually have value, are easy to seize and also for the bailiff to sell on.

    Bailiffs are allowed to take cars and vehicles, but they have to follow certain rules.

    • A Bailiff can only take control of a vehicle that's actually owned solely or jointly by the debtor.
    • A car belonging to a third-party cannot be taken. So if your car is on a HP agreement they can not take it.
    • A car displaying a Blue Disabled Badge cannot be taken.

    Alternatively, the bailiff may leave the car with you as long as you to sign a controlled goods agreement, this means you promise that you won't try to sell or get rid of the vehicle and agree to a payment plan. If you don't keep to the terms of this repayment plan, the bailiff will come back and seize your vehicle.

    Call the Bailiff Helpline on 0800 368 8133 if you need help.

    The bailiff has clamped my car, can I remove it?

    No, do not remove the clamp from your vehicle. Under section 68.1 of Schedule 12 (TCEA 2007) it is a serious offence to remove a wheel clamp or to obstruct the bailiff from clamping or removing the vehicle. You risk being fined or sent to prison for a term not exceeding 51 weeks!

    Top Tip: Hide your car

    If you don't want your car to be taken, you can park it on private land, such as a friend's driveway or a car park. A bailiff can take your car if it is parked on a public highway, but they can't take a car parked on private land belonging to someone else without a court order.

    What can Rossendales Bailiffs charge?

    How much the bailiff can charge will depend on your situation.

    The fees that a Rossendales bailiff/enforcement agent can charge are outlined under the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014.

    There are three separate stages of baliff action, called compliance, enforcement and sale of goods.

    Rossendales are therefore allowed to charge a fee for each stage of the process of taking action against you.

    However, the bailiff fees can only be charged once for each stage of the process, no matter how much work was involved in that stage of the process. So even if a bailiff had to visit your home four times during the enforcement stage, they can only charge the enforcement fee once.

    The fees can quickly add up though, and we think the £75 fee for issuing the "enforcement notice", which is basically just a standard letter, is excessive.

    For each stage the bailiffs can charge two fees, as detailed in the table below:

    Stage of collection Bailiff Action Fixed Fee % Fee (over £1500 only)
    Compliance Sending you an enforcement notice through the post, requesting payment. £75 0%
    Enforcement Visiting your home or business premises to take control of goods. £235 7.5%
    Sale of Goods Removing and selling your goods/belongings. £110 7.5%

    So if you have received an "enforcement notice" from Rossendales through the post, don't ignore it. If you do not contact them they will proceed to stage two and charge you another £235, when they send a bailiff to knock on your door.

    It may not be too late for you to negotiate a payment scheme with a bailiff on your own.

    However, we suggest that you contact us immediately for free advice, we can easily deal with Rossendales for you.

    Call the Bailiff Helpline on 0800 368 8133

    Need Help With Rossendales Bailiffs?

    If you want more help on dealing with Rossendales Enforcement, call the FREE Bailiff Helpline on 0800 368 8133 (freephone, including all mobiles) or take the online debt test and find your best solution.

    Other charges Rossendales Bailiffs can make.

    As well as the fixed fees and percentage fees shown above, you may also be charged by Rossendales for disbursements. These can include the following:

    • Storage costs for your belongings after they were taken away by Rossendales.
    • Locksmith costs.
    • Any court fees Rossendales had to pay if they needed to apply to the court at any point.
    • Auctioneer's costs if they have sold your goods, including commission of up to 15 per cent of the selling price, out-of-pocket expenses and advertising the sale of your goods.

    For all expenses charged by Rossendales, you have the right to see receipts and other evidence for the costs they have added to your bill.

    Can I avoid bailiff fees by paying the Council or Magistrate Court direct?

    The short answer to this is "NO".

    Once a warrant has been passed to the enforcement agency and the enforcement agency has issued a "notice of enforcement", the bailiff fees becomes legally due and the ‘amount outstanding’ will include the bailiff fees.

    Rossendales Bailiffs Contact Details:

    • Company Name: Rossendales Ltd
    • Other Names: Rossendales, Rossendales Bailiffs
    • Address:
      Wavell House,
      Holecombe Road,
      Helmshore,
      Rossendale,
      Lancs,
      BB4 4NB
    • Contact Number: 0845 644 4100, 0844 701 3980
    • Fax: 0844 701 3982
    • Website: wwww.rossendales.com
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
      Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Please note that we are not associated with Rossendales in any way. The information on this page is provided to help people contact their creditors.

    If you’re finding it difficult to make your monthly payments to Rossendales you may need help looking at your budget and managing your debt. We deal with bailiffs all day, every day and we know exactly how to approach them. If you’re struggling to repay a debt and would like us to deal with Rossendales on your behalf, or simply need a bit of advice, just click on the STOP BAILIFFS NOW button below.

    Need Help With Rossendales Bailiffs?

    If you want more help on dealing with Rossendales Enforcement, call our FREE Helpline on 0800 368 8133 (freephone, including all mobiles) or take the online debt test and find your best solution.

    • Last updated 02 October 2016

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