STANDARDS AND LEGISLATION
As a company committed to fairness and ethical collection, we adhere strictly to the codes of practice and legislative provisions which apply to all Enforcement Agents.
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Act 2007
The Act provides a new statutory code in relation to taking control of goods in order to sell them to enforce payment of debts. The following Extract, Part 3 of the Act, details the procedure for Taking Control of Goods; the authorisation of Enforcement Agents and the abolition of the common law right to distrain for rent arrears.
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Act 2007, Schedule 12
This schedule sets out the detailed process for taking control of goods. The schedule is supported by further detailed regulations.
The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014
This regulation details the fees and disbursements that may be recovered from debtors by Enforcement Agents.
Civil Procedure Rules – Part 84 & Part 85
The CPR contains detailed rules in relation to enforcement by taking control of goods, in particular in regard to applications by an Enforcement Agent under the TCE and regulations and in regard to claims on controlled goods.
The Courts Act 2003
This extract from the Act created High Court Enforcement Officers and details the legislation, supported by regulations, covering their appointment, conduct and powers.
The High Court Enforcement Officers Regulations 2014
This regulation provides detailed provisions covering the appointment, qualifications and fees that may be charged by enforcement officers. This regulation was amended when the TCE came into force.
Taking Control of Goods: National Standards
Published by the Ministry of Justice, these standards set out the minimum ethical and professional behaviours expected from Enforcement Agents.
CIVEA Code of Conduct and Good Practice Guide
The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) Code of Conduct provides enforcement agents with guidance as to good practice and procedure in carrying out their duties.