A bailiff has the right to take away some of your possessions, with the exception being anything you cannot live or work without. They can sell any possessions they lift from your home to raise money that is paid to your creditors for your outstanding debt.  As I mentioned earlier, they can be a court official or employed by a private company. Bailiffs usually won’t get involved unless the case has already been to court and you were unable to come to an agreement with your creditors.

How To Deal With Bailiffs And Debt Collectors

If you’ve received notification that you have bailiff action coming your way, you need to clue yourself up about what powers bailiffs have, quickly. Put aside any notions about burying your head, you need to move extremely swiftly in dealing with bailiffs and debt collectors.    I’m going to need you to forget what Janet from around the corner told…

Debt can be all consuming if left to get out of control. But, how can you tell if your debts have become a problem that you need help with?

How Do You Know You Have Debt Problems?

Do you know what debt is? Sounds like a silly question right? But, you’d be surprised how many of us don’t understand the meaning of it enough to recognise whether it has become a problem. A simple definition of debt  is a sum of money that is owed or due, a financial obligation that you are bound to pay back….

Would you risk pissing someone off to prevent them from committing financial suicide?

Would You Be Willing To Upset A Friend To Stop Them Committing Financial Suicide?

As a money blogger and a former employee of the debt industry, I’m in a fair few money related Facebook groups. If someone has a financial related query I’m happy to offer the best advice I can, if I don’t know the answer I’ll keep schtum and try and point them in the right direction for the correct advice. Facebook…

Parking tickets shouldn't cost you your life!

Parking tickets are expensive – but shouldn’t cost you your life

Jerome Rogers, a 20 year old courier, got a couple of parking tickets last year that he couldn’t afford to pay. After these were sent to the bailiffs, two £65 tickets ballooned to a debt of over £1,000. A bailiff clamped his motorcycle so Jerome couldn’t earn any money at all and he killed himself. But this isn’t just Jerome’s…

The Childrens society Debt Campaign needs our help to ask the goverment to create a breathing space for families in debt to help protect the mental health of children.

The Children’s Society Debt Trap Campaign: My Story

I came across The Children’s Society Debt Trap campaign last week during the UK Money Bloggers weekly live Twitter discussion, Monday Money. It struck a nerve immediately, and to be honesty it brought back some hidden, painful memories. The Debt Trap campaign is raising awareness surrounding the damage that debt can do to a child’s mental health. A child is…

common debt

Which Very Common Debt Isn’t On Your Credit Record?

This is a guest post by Sara Williams who blogs about everything to do with debt and credit ratings at Debt Camel. It’s natural to assume that all debts, or at least the important ones, will show on your credit file. There are three credit reference agencies in Britain – Experian, Equifax and Call Credit – so if you check your credit…

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What I Would Do Without An Emergency Fund

22% of the UK population said they would need to borrow money to meet a £200 unexpected expense due to the lack of an emergency fund. Until the start of this year I had absolutely no money saved in an emergency fund. I had no debt, but I lived month-to-month, spending frivolously without too much thought to an emergency. I…

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out - nooooooooo it's a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it's been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill. However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are struggling to keep up with the never ending rise in costs. On the infographic below you can see just how bleak this situation has got for many.

Why Brits Dread Seeing A Utility Bill

You hear the postman drop off your letters, you notice one that stands out – nooooooooo it’s a utility bill! Having spent the last 11 months in a flat that has the bills included, I have to say it’s been a welcomed break from seeing a utility bill.  However, a recent survey by icount Money indicated that many Brits are…

BadDebtor

Why It’s Crazy Giving Money To BadDebtor

Working in the debt industry for a number for years it is no surprise to see the odd scam company like BadDebtor rock up now and again, preying on vulnerable people. Sickening as it is, these companies target people who have gone to hell and back with debt problems, making promises they have no intention of fulfilling. I was alerted to these…

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