This section contains information about bailiffs, who are enforcement officers used to chase up certain kinds of debts. It explains what a bailiff is and the process they must follow. You'll also find information about how you can prevent or stop bailiff action, what to do if a bailiff is due to visit, what you need to do if you've received a bailiff's notice, and how to complain about bailiffs.

This content applies to England

Explains what a bailiff is, when bailiffs can be used to collect debts and the difference between a bailiff and a debt collector

Tells you what you can do to avoid bailffs taking action to recover debts, before they are officially ordered to act.