Dukes Bailiffs are enforcement agents, who work on behalf of companies, landlords, private individuals and many more. They help businesses and public companies recover debt, unpaid invoices, and unpaid commercial rent arrears. These companies also have the authority to evict a trespasser from land or premises.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulates debt collection agencies, which includes Dukes. They can fine or revoke the license of any agency that they believe is acting in an improper manner, including those that harass and intimidate their clients. If you are being contacted by a debt collector, it is a good idea to contact the FCA or the Financial Ombudsman Service. They can also draft a settlement agreement for you.
Dukes Bailiffs Ltd is a privately-owned firm. They provide a variety of services, including eviction of trespassers, commercial rent arrears, and unpaid parking charges. They also work with the High Court to enforce judgements. They are available nationwide, and have offices across the UK.
The fee charged by Dukes depends on the type of action taken. For example, they can charge you a fee for an “enforcement notice” if they come to your home to collect a debt. You can only be charged once for each stage of the bailiff process, however. If you are owed a sum of money, they may be able to write off the balance, or you can agree a repayment plan with them. They may also be able to sell off any valuable items on your property to satisfy the debt. If you are not willing to pay the full amount, they can cancel the repayment plan. They can also charge you disbursement costs, which include the costs of locksmiths and auctioneer’s fees.
In some cases, Dukes Bailiffs may follow up on bogus debts. If you have been approached by Dukes and the company’s representatives are asking you to make payments on a bogus debt, you can report them to the OFT. This is to protect other people from similar situations.
When you receive a letter from a Dukes Bailiffs, it will include the total amount you owe, the penalty charges you will be liable for, and a deadline to pay it. They will have the right to enter your home to collect this money, and they can even confiscate your property if they have a County Court Order to do so. It is also possible that the bailiffs will sell off your property to satisfy the debt. This can be a stressful experience for you and your family.
It is important to remember that, although Dukes can be effective, it is not the right solution for everyone. In fact, some people who are harassed by them feel trapped and suffer from mental health issues. They may also consider suicide. If you are worried about the way Dukes is contacting you or if you want to report them, contact the Financial Ombudsman. You can use their online complaint form to file a complaint.
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