Statutory Framework

Statutory Framework


As an organisation, we are committed to carrying out fair, ethical and proportionate enforcement.

We always act in the best interests of clients and customers, and continuously operate within the codes of practice and legislation which applies to our industry.

There are a number of legislative provisions which govern the approach we take towards our enforcement work which include:

Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act 2007 (Schedule 12)

The Act provides a new statutory code in relation to taking control of goods in order to sell them to enforce payment of debts. The schedule is supported by further detailed regulations.

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Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement Act 2007 (Part 3)

Part 3 of the Act details the new procedure known as Taking Control of Goods.

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The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013

These regulations detail additional procedures within the enforcement sector that form the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act.

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The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014

This regulation details the fees and disbursements that may be charged by Enforcement Agents when enforcing debts.

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The Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations 2014

This regulation introduces the Certification of Enforcement Agents and details the requirements that must be met.

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Civil Procedure Rules (Part 84)

This part contains rules in relation to enforcement by taking control of goods, in particular, applications by an Enforcement Agent.

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Civil Procedure Rules (Part 85)

This part contains rules regarding claims made on controlled goods and executed goods.

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Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Part 2, Section 25)

This Act contains amendments to the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act, around the powers of entry that are available to Enforcement Agents.

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The High Court Enforcement Officers Regulations 2004

This regulation provides detailed provisions covering the certification, qualifications and fees that may be charged by enforcement officers.

This regulation was amended when the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act came into force.

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Courts Act 2003 (Schedule 7)

This extract from the Act created High Court Enforcement Officers and details the legislation, supported by regulations, covering their appointment, conduct and powers.

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Taking Control of Goods: National Standards

Minimum standards for bailiffs and enforcement agents involved in taking goods from people who owe debts.

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