Dukes is the leading debt collection agency in the UK, with enforcement agents across the country. The company’s agents can recover debts for local taxation, commercial rent arrears, and more. They can also foreclose commercial leases and remove trespassers from private land. They also have the power to take debts to high court if necessary.
If you are having financial difficulties, it is important to understand what your options are. You should consider paying off your debt before a bailiff arrives. Although debt collectors are intimidating, it is possible to negotiate with them. A fair settlement will help you avoid the hassle of going to court and facing a bailiff.
Debt collectors like Dukes Bailiffs can visit your home and harass you. Many of them have suffered mental health problems as a result of the harassment. In some cases, debtors have even considered suicide. As a result, the government has introduced new laws and regulations to help protect consumers.
Dukes Bailiffs Ltd collect debts from debtors. Debtors should check their sources before engaging a debt collector. It is important to understand that a debt collector will charge a fee based on the action taken. Some debt collectors charge a flat fee, while others charge a percentage of the outstanding amount. Often, this means that the debtor will have to pay more than the amount owed.
You should contact the Financial Conduct Authority if you are concerned about debt collection by a debt collection company. The authority can fine or ban a company from collecting debt. You can also take advantage of the Financial Ombudsman Service. Financial Ombudsman Services can provide advice on debt settlement and draft agreements.
Dukes Bailiffs are private, family-run firms with over 25 years of experience in the collection industry. Their clients include Local Authorities and other enforcement agencies. The company specializes in recovering unpaid Council Tax, Business Rates, and Parking Charge Notices. However, Dukes Bailiffs can also collect smaller debts.
Aside from providing advice on debt collection, Dukes Bailiffs also provide a live chat service. This free service is ideal for people who do not feel comfortable discussing their debt over the phone. It is discreet and easy to use, and you can ask any question, from general questions to account-specific problems.
In addition to charges for services provided, Dukes Bailiffs charge fees for the enforcement of a debt. Fees vary according to the stage in the enforcement process. If your debt exceeds PS1,000, you may be required to pay a higher percentage fee. However, if you are paying less than PS1,000, the fees are significantly lower.
Dukes has invested in new technology to increase the transparency and efficiency of the collection process. Dukes have partnered with Destin Solutions and Certus, which provides real-time access to information about a company’s financial and trading status. This allows clients to better understand the case and understand how it’s progressing. This system also helps in developing intelligent collection and recovery strategies.