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If I sold all my possessions to a friend and then rented them

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If I sold all my possessions to a friend and then rented them back with a written agreement would a bailiff be able to take anything? they are a registered company etc and would provided a full rental contract
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
if i sold all seizable possessions ie tv, computer, games console, car to a friend (so i know that i could get them back at a later date) to a friend who is registered as a company and then had a rental agreement with him for a set amount a week with a written contract that listed said possessions could a bailiff still levy them or would they be excluded?
If the bailiff can't get hold,of the goods, then he or she cannot seize them, and there is no obligation on you to allow the bailiff to enter your property in the first place.

So, what you are proposing is fine, as they are not allowed to take goods which do not belong to you. You should not tell them the goods were yours in the first place and that you sold them to your friend, you should simply say they are not yours and belong to your friend.

The goods perhaps may be marked in your friends name and you should only show the bailiff the rental agreement with your friend. You spoils also not tell them that the person is your friend.

Hope this helps
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