ROGUE bailiffs who terrorise debt-ridden households over parking fines and council tax can be stripped of their powers.

Sweeping new reforms can be introduced this week to curb the aggressive behaviour of a minority of debt collectors.

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Susceptible individuals who have been subjected to intimidation or ill-treatment by bailiffs can be requested to present proof[/caption]

Motion being thought of contains the establishing of an impartial regulator to take care of complaints about bullying bailiffs. It follows complaints about heavy-handed ways and threats used to get well small sums.

Legal guidelines towards aggressive bailiffs got here in 4 years in the past however there’s rising proof some are nonetheless appearing illegally. Ministers will ask victims to present proof and search their views earlier than tightening guidelines.

Some got aggressive messages whereas others had been billed for visits by no means made. Victims can be requested about harder protections, together with the choice of an impartial regulator.

Justice Minister Lucy Frazer stated: “There isn’t a excuse for aggressive ways and such behaviour won’t be tolerated.

“So we’re asking the general public to share their experiences to assist rid our society of rogue bailiffs for good.”


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