Ban on night raids by bailiffs

Press Association
File photo dated 29/04/13 of Justice Secretary Chris Grayling as bailiffs are to be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical force against debtors under new laws coming into effect this weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 4, 2014. Further changes will also prevent enforcement agents from entering properties where only children are at home and from taking vital household essentials such as cookers, microwaves, fridges or washing machines. Bailiffs, who collect roughly four million debts each year, will also have to be trained and certified to practise under a shake-up of laws designed to bring an end to aggressive behaviour. Mr Grayling said:
File photo dated 29/04/13 of Justice Secretary Chris Grayling as bailiffs are to be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical force against debtors under new laws coming into effect this weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 4, 2014. Further changes will also prevent enforcement agents from entering properties where only children are at home and from taking vital household essentials such as cookers, microwaves, fridges or washing machines. Bailiffs, who collect roughly four million debts each year, will also have to be trained and certified to practise under a shake-up of laws designed to bring an end to aggressive behaviour. Mr Grayling said:

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Bailiffs are to be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical force against debtors under new laws coming into effect this weekend.

Further changes will also prevent enforcement agents from entering properties where only children are at home and from taking vital household essentials such as cookers, microwaves, fridges or washing machines.