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Hello, this is Jim and I am a dual-qualified lawyer (UK & Republic of Ireland) happy to help you this evening.
If the bailiff is harassing you then a complaint to their office would be in order - and if they continue then you can apply to the court to strip them of their licence (due to harassment).
If you tell the bailiffs that you are not paying, assuming they are not high court bailiffs they cannot enter your property. So turn them away - if the claimant then sues, say you lose the claim, you can ask the court to pay in installments via form N245 (you'd need to wait until the CCJ is awarded to the claimant first though). You can't stop bailiffs coming to the house unless they harass you (harassment is unwanted conduct designed to cause the victim alarm or distress). If you tell them in no uncertain terms you are not paying and to invite the claimant to issue a claim (which you can then defend, or if you accept it then you can ask to pay in installments to the court).
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The Police wouldn't be involved as this is a civil matter (unless the bailiff was assaulted or something which warrants Police attention)
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Like I say you would need to contact their office and make a complaint - to tell them to stop the harassment. You don't need to let them in to your property either - you can speak to the creditor and make an offer to pay which if accepted means they won't use the bailiffs. The creditor can also tell the bailiffs to stop if the bailiffs are not following the rules (which includes harassing you). If you write to the bailiff's office, send a copy to the creditor so they both know what you are saying.
If you make a complaint to them - say that you consider their tactics to breach the law under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 - you can email them at : [email protected]
That should generate a response from them - if they continue then you would need to consider an application to the local county court for an injunction (I can detail how to do that). For the letter, download a "cease and desist" one from http://www.lawdepot.co.uk and post it to:
The letter needs to demand they stop their conduct within 7 days otherwise you will make an application for a civil injunction.
If you want me to detail how to apply for an injunction, please let me know.
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That's very kind of you - thank you. I have also replied to your other questions about the injunction.