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can bailiffs take my taxi as I use it for employment

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can bailiffs take my taxi as I use it for employment
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I owe council tax and want to no if the can take my taxi

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Bailiffs should not remove items which are tools of the trade.

Not all vehicles are a tool of the trade. You have to show that the vehicle in question has not other purpose than to be a tool of the trade. Generally vehicles do not.

However, items like black taxis are likely to be considered a tool of the trade. It would be different if this were a private licensed vehicle as they do have private purposes.

All that said though, bailiffs do regularly do things they should not do so do not rely upon them. If they do seize a black taxi then you would have a claim against them in compensation.

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