Dukes is the UK’s leading debt collection agency. Their enforcement agents are located all across the country. They can enforce debts ranging from local taxation arrears to commercial rent arrears. They can also foreclose on commercial leases and remove trespassers from property. These enforcement agents can even take a case to the high court if it is necessary.
The Dukes Bailiffs Ltd collection process begins by contacting you and sending you a letter detailing the debt, penalty charges and a deadline for payment. If you fail to pay by the deadline, you’ll receive a visit from the bailiffs. If you can’t pay the debt, the bailiffs will seize your property and issue a County Court judgment. Ultimately, Dukes Bailiffs can even threaten bankruptcy if the debt is not paid.
Although you may feel intimidated by a debt collector, you can still talk to them. You may even be able to negotiate a repayment plan. This option is often the best solution if you’re facing financial difficulties. Many people are in a position where they simply don’t have the money to pay the debt.
Dukes Bailiffs Limited provides debt enforcement services to many councils and companies throughout the UK. Their services are not limited to debt collection – they also provide eviction services to trespassers. They are highly skilled in a range of enforcement services, including high court enforcement, recovering business rates and parking charge arrears.
When a bailiff visits your property to enforce a debt, it must give you seven days notice. At this time, the bailiff may not enter the home unless you have made an arrangement with your lender. If you fail to pay your debts on time, they may also seize possessions from your home.
The fees charged by Dukes Bailiffs vary. These fees are outlined in the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations. Generally, Dukes can charge fees at three different stages of enforcement. Each of these stages involves multiple visits to your property. However, they do not charge for each visit, so you could be billed multiple times for different services.
Dukes uses a technology called Certus to monitor their client accounts and provide live reports. This allows them to provide clients with transparent reports on the progress of their cases. In addition, it enables Dukes to create bespoke reports for internal and external clients. These reports are useful for identifying areas for improvement and inform intelligent collection and recovery strategies.
If you do not pay your debt, bailiffs may seize your belongings and sell them to pay off the debt. They can also use reasonable force to gain access to your property. In addition, they can also use a locksmith to get inside. Bailiffs can access your property any time between 6am and 9pm. If they are unable to gain entry to your home, they can also send a removal van to pick up your possessions.