High Court Enforcement is the ban on visits to residential property to be extended?

The Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (No. 2) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 was introduced on 19th June 2020. This Legislation  extended the ban on taking control of goods at residential premises until 23rd August and presented the taking control of vehicles situated on the highway also until 23 August 2020.

The government have a very difficult job of protecting the vulnerable that have been severely effected by the Covid 19 pandemic. Then balancing that against the rights of creditors to recover what is owed to them . This is particularly sensitive when claimants have been through a long court process and have been awarded a judgement.

This is due to be lifted as stated on the 23rd August 2020 when High Court Enforcement officers would have been able to once again carry out their function in law.

Her Majesty’s Opposition along with a very strong lobby group led by the advice sector including Step Change want  to keep the ban in place indefinitely or at least extend this. They have put forward a motion. https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/57205/enforcement

There no date for the motion to be heard at the time of writing however watch this space.

Should you require help with getting your money or property back by way of High Court Enforcement then, please read our article about “How to Guide on using a High Court Enforcement Officer https://www.qualitybailiffs.co.uk/news/ccj/high-court-enforcement-officer.html

 

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