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Are you struggling with bailiffs and pushy debt collectors?

Posted by hannah on 25/01/2013

Hand on a door handleRecent figures show the amount of Brits being pushed to suicide because of debts has risen dramatically. While the government is getting tougher on illegal loan sharks and aggressive debt collectors, there are still thousands of people living in fear every day. Constant phone calls and threatening letters are the main cause of worry for those struggling with their debts. The trouble is, many people have no idea what their rights are when it comes to bailiffs and pushy debt collectors.

Below you’ll find tips on how to deal with aggressive and intimidating debt collectors if they are causing you problems.

Who is the debt with?

Who you owe money to, will ultimately affect the type of debt collection methods used. For money owed to the council, they will typically hire bailiffs to collect the money if you fail to pay. Firstly the debt will have to be referred to the Magistrates court. Then if they decide that you do owe the money, the council can send private bailiffs around, but they have to give you 14 days’ notice. If the bailiffs come around and you don’t answer, after a few missed attempts they are able to use force entry into the home.

If you are being hassled by intimidating debt collectors who aren’t with the council, there are several options available. Firstly you should contact your local citizens advice bureau if you don’t have enough money to pay your debts. They will help you, in many cases by talking to the creditors themselves. Another option is to contact a debt management company. If you take a look at the services lie financial management plans, you’ll see there is plenty of help available. You don’t have to deal with intimidating creditors alone. Contact us today to see just how we can help you to get your creditors off your back. 

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Notes to editors:

  • Money Debt and Credit is one of the UK's fastest growing financial solution companies.
  • The company was founded in 2006 on the belief that every client has the right to appropriate financial advice. Since then we've gone from strength to strength and have helped thousands of people with a variety of financial solutions.
  • We offer a range of services including Financial Management Plans, IVAs, Loans, Mortgages, Full & Final Settlements, Bankruptcy, Investments and Pensions.
  • Specialties: IVAs, Financial Management Plans, Loans, Mortgages, Trust Deeds, Full and Final Settlements, Bankruptcy

For more information or debt advice contact:

Money Debt and Credit
45 Clarendon Road, Watford, WD17 1SZ
Tel. 0800 16 999 46

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