An Enforcement Agent was previously known as a bailiff.
We use both our own Enforcement Agents, and separate Enforcement Agent companies, to recover money.
Once a debt is passed to an outside Enforcement Agents company for collection, they administer the case and extra costs will be charged. Hull City Council cannot enter into any further arrangement for payment of that debt, instead you need to contact the company direct.
An Enforcement Agent may visit the property and take items belonging to the taxpayer to sell and set against the outstanding debt.
If the Enforcement Agent cannot collect the debt the case is returned to us for further enforcement action.
Further information can be found on the Enforcement Agents websites -
Enforcement Agents fees
Under ‘The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014’, Enforcement Agent fees are fixed by law and the costs cannot be reduced or waived. If your debt is passed to an Enforcement Agent to collect, the additional fees you have to pay are -
- an immediate fixed compliance fee of £75 which is added to your debt
- if you still do not pay and an Enforcement Agent visits an additional fixed enforcement fee of £235 is added. For any debt over £1,500 costs are further increased by 7.5 per cent of the amount which exceeds £1500
- if you still do not pay and an Enforcement Agent removes goods additional costs of £110 are added. For any debt over £1,500 costs are further increased by 7.5 per cent of the amount which exceeds £1500