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Is it legal for bailiffs to visit other residence if they know that I do not live there?

Bailiffs (HCE agents) are aware of my full-time address, which is a military camp, due to being told they cannot enter MOD property, they then started to go to my Mum's address. With the full understanding that I do not live there, and hadn't done for 3 to 4 years. Is this legal?

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Re: Is it legal for bailiffs to visit other residence if ...

High Court Enforcement Agents can receive instructions to collect different types of debts and fines, they can be instructed to attend the place where a person lives or it could be the place where the person’s property can be found and taken into control. So it could be that the enforcement agent has simply been following the order that they have been given. If you believe that they have acted incorrectly then you can make a complaint, you may find the information here useful: This will not affect the debt, or fine, and you will still need to deal with the money owed, if you need to prepare a financial statement and look at your options then it could be worth contacting a free debt adviser and explaining in greater detail.

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