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Key Facts About Bailiffs

  • Bailiffs cannot, by law, force entry into your home on their first visit.
  • If a bailiff has been allowed into your home once, they can force entry a second time.
  • Bailiffs have to call between the hours of 6am and 9pm.
  • There are many household goods that bailiffs are not allowed to take such as the tools you use to work or your fridge.
  • We can stop bailiff action by negotiating with your creditor.
  • We can make bailiffs go away.

Getting Help Fast

We provide free, confidential advice via our Bailiff support line to anyone in the UK experiencing a bailiff problem.

Is a bailiff at your door? Have you received a letter stating a bailiff will attend your property? Do you have council tax arrears? Do you have other kinds of debts? Has a bailiff entered your home?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can help you. Here are our three golden rules for dealing with bailiffs. Once these have been followed, call us and we’ll sort the bailiff problem for good.

Do Not Let Bailiffs In

You are not obliged to let anyone into your home so don't.


You don't have to speak to bailiffs so do not respond to intimidation.

Do Not Sign Anything

You simply must not sign anything a bailiff puts in front of you.

Find Your Happy

We have helped thousands of people deal with bailiffs.

Let us help you find your happy again and deal with the bailiffs once and for all.

call our action on bailiffs five star help line
03000 999 333

Call our 5-star support line.

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“Helpful, caring and charitable. I would recommend to anyone that they speak to ActionOn Bailiffs when in difficulty.”

Protect you, your family and your home

We know bailiffs and we know debt. Every day we help hundreds of people with free advice on how to deal with bailiffs and the related debt problems.

There is another way. Bailiffs can be stopped.

To protect you, your family and your home we stop bailiffs by liasing with your creditor and creating ways for you to pay off your debts and avoid bailiff action.

03000 999 333

Call anytime for free help, advice and support. Our advisers provide professional advice and can speak to you today.

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