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    County court bailiffs

    Hello All

    What county court bailiffs do if they come to evict and the tenants say they are not feeling well?

    #2
    It's very rare for county court bailiffs to actually find anyone in the property.
    Most people leave a couple of days before the bailiffs actually arrive.

    It used to be the case that HCEO's used to turn up and throw people out (as seen on TV), but they're not allowed to do that now.

    Being actually removed from your home is very unpleasant and humiliating, and, on a practical level, most people need to do something about their possessions.

    Bailiffs send letters to occupants giving them a fortnight's notice of when they'll be arriving, so people know what's about to happen.

    Even the most reluctant local authority will provide emergency support to someone being evicted when confronted with a bailiffs notice letter.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      CCB have a set time frame usually around 15mins to evict someone, the T would have been served notice on the date and time the eviction was taking place, their duty is to carry out the court order. Therefore unless the T is having a heart attack in which case they would be removed by the a paramedic, there really isn't much a T can do to stop an eviction, once it has been passed over to them to carry out the writ of execution.

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        #4
        Thank you all. My tenant is not going to leave. He will be in bed complaining of ill health when they arrive. He is already complaining.

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          #5
          My advice get ready to dial 999 when the eviction takes place, that way they can't refuse the help of the paramedics if they are ill, and in front to the bailiffs will show that they are faking it, either way it's a win for you.

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            #6
            Just let the bailiffs handle it.
            When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
            Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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              #7
              Quite. I'm sure this won't be 1st time.

              I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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                #8
                This is the loophole that all the tenants are talking about on the Facebook tenants fighting eviction forums

                apparently there have been cases recently where bailiffs were able to work due to extreme circumstances even during the eviction ban some cases can still go ahead

                but if the tenants say they suspect Covid it’s back to square one

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                  #9
                  If the bailiffs return possession to the landlord by executing the warrant, anyone in the property without the landlord's consent is a trespasser and reasonable force can be used to remove them from the property, covid or not.

                  It's easy being smart and tough on Facebook.
                  When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
                  Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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                    #10
                    So if the tenants say covid when would the bailiffs return ?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Perce View Post
                      Thank you all. My tenant is not going to leave. He will be in bed complaining of ill health when they arrive. He is already complaining.
                      Let us know how it goes.

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                        #12
                        Will do. Just waiting for the ban to be lifted.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Perce View Post
                          Will do. Just waiting for the ban to be lifted.
                          I thought yours was one of the priority cases that are still operating - extreme arrears or ASB.

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                            #14
                            I wish ! Mine is S21 acc.

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                              #15
                              I’m really wondering what my tenants will do when eviction day looms. The council has tried to be helpful to them as they’ve been on the priority housing list for a long time (perhaps a year or more) so they have had ample opportunity for finding somewhere else to live. So far as I see it, the only thing that will spur them into seriously looking for accommodation will be the letter from the bailiffs, but with only 2 weeks or so notice that will probably not be long enough for them to find a council house and move so they may still be resident when the bailiffs arrive. I suspect they may plead with us to let them stay for ‘just another couple of weeks - we’ve found somewhere but just need a little bit more time’ etc etc, but I’m afraid the answer will be NO! this time - I let them have another week or two a year past Christmas and look what that got me. No good deed goes unpunished.

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