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What are the basic legal requirements warrant in the

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What are the basic legal requirements for any warrant in the uk. For example, does it need to be signed by a judge, does it need a court seal, does the warrant have to be shown before being enforced and if it is shown does it have to be in paper form or can it be digital. Also what is the difference between a distress warrant and a warrant of control?
Can you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have no situation, just a generalisation question, let's assume for example private debt collectors trying to enforce a warrent.
To be honest, it is not all that capable of challenge any more.It should be signed by a Judge and stamped with a court seal but the absence of things like that would not defeat it.It doesn't have to be shown before being enforced although if it were not shown then that might be a defence to any allegation that force was used to deter the bailiff.Digitally is perfectly fine as long as it is correctly issued by the Court.A warrant of control is a warrant allowing a bailiff to take possession of your property.A distress warrant is really old fashioned language referring to much the same thing although there are different types of distress warrant. Distress warrant is more commonly used language within the context of a Magistrates Court. Can I clarify anything for you?Jo
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So, what you are saying is that the legal system is such that an individual could in theory, make a fake digital form of a warrant and claim to be debt collectors who have the necessary court paperwork (when in reality it was simply printed in their own office) and the police will believe that it was a real enforceable warrant despite no official evidence?
Yes, that is fairly accurate. These situations aren't really matters for the police. They are sometimes summonsed to prevent a breach of the peace but they are not arbiters of civil disputes.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The police have to be arbitrators in the decision as to whether a warrant is valid to make a decision as to who is in breach of the peace.. Personally I find that disgusting.. Thank you...