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To give you an overview of your enquiry, in most cases, if you haven’t paid a debt you might be sent a letter from bailiffs - they are also called enforcement agents, saying they will visit your home to collect payment.
You should first make sure your notice of enforcement includes the right information. If it doesn't, can complain to stop the enforcement agents from coming until a new notice is sent.
For your notice to be valid it must:
In this case, the bailiff could have the right to force entry to your home or business if they’re collecting:
They will need to show you proof of what you owe and a 'warrant' or a document called a ‘writ’ from the court. You should check if any documents are signed and in date and have your correct name and address.
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Did the bailiffs say they’re getting a locksmith to force entry to your home?
If you will let them in, no they should not. However, in such cases when you decide to let them in and you can’t afford to pay what you owe straight away you will normally have to make a 'controlled goods agreement' with them. This means you will agree to a repayment plan and pay some bailiff fees.
Unfortunately, at JustAnsswer we cannot however you would be well advised to formally instruct a solicitor in your area. You can locate one here using your postcode.https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/