Threats of imprisonment by the bailiff
You cannot be sent to prison for refusing to allow the bailiffs entry
The Citizens Advice Bureau have reported that bailiffs have threatened clients with imprisonment if, for example, they do not allow the bailiffs entry to the debtors home.
You are entitled to refuse the bailiffs entry and are allowed to use reasonable force in resisting bailiffs who have unlawfully tried to push their way in.
To get immediate help with your bailiff problem call John Galt on 07909 588 519.
You can only be sent to prison for your debts if:
- The local authority decides to apply to the magistrates court for a means enquiry hearing.
- A means enquiry hearing is then held at the magistrates court
- The magistrates decide that the debtor has either wilfully refused or culpably neglected to pay
- The magistrates have examined all the other payment methods available but found that none will be effective.
If you have been threatened by the bailiff with imprisonment call 07909 588 519 or 0203 509 9007 to get immediate help.