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has anyone actually had visits from these nice men? how many letters did they send you before they came round?
bailiffs have feet made of plasticine
they don't actually come round but send peevish letters (collection agencies) and if you call them they are Joe Reasonable. For parking fines etc the bailiffs really DO come round, but most debts its just a 'frightener' - call them up and it will be like speaking to Hans Moleman
i was just wondering if anyone had actually seen these mysterious creatures in person...
i don't mean on tv shows.
have you ever been visited by one?
that bailiffs actually dont exist?
marlowx just likes to spout his opinion even when it's nothing to do with my actual question.
i'm sure we can all benefit from your valuable advice about something that's never happened to you. thank you, marlowx, as always.x
immediately assuming i'm waiting for bailiffs to turn up at my flat...
that wasn't the question...
the original question.
this reminds me, i need to call mine.
they can force their way in. they have to be "invited"
can seize vehicles
because of council tax complications. so, yeah..
where is that quote from? :)
and they were generally nice guys. The most interesting was the head of one of the firms who was a tiny, fastidious East End guy. He was very small and polite, but he was absolutely terrifying. You really didn't want to mess with him.
I would say at this point that this was commercial debt collection from businesses who knew the score and regarded a visit from the bailiff as you or I would a red reminder letter.
It was great fun going to restaurants at lunchtime and starting to remove the tables. That would always get a response.
I also removed a stuffed polar bear from a bar in Covent Garden and then lent the owner my tie so he could go to the bank looking respectable so as to persuade his manager to lend him some more money. Unfortunately while he was gone we got the bear wedged in the doorway and it took us about two hours to free it.