Who are Newlyn Bailiffs Debt Collectors?
Newlyn is a private enforcement company that provides professional debt collection services to organisations throughout the UK. The company operates seven days a week and deals with a variety of debt, from council tax to road traffic debt, to commercial debt and recovery.
Local authorities in England and Wales often turn to Newlyn in a bid to collect outstanding debts from customers. Newlyn is instructed by its roster of clients, who will already have attempted to recover the outstanding balances. If you fail to pay, Newlyn’s policies will kick in and a new process of debt recovery will begin which could end up with enforcement officers at your door.
Why am I being contacted?
If you have received some sort of contact such as a letter or call from Newlyn, it is because you owe money. You may not necessarily know the Newlyn name as your debt will be with a local authority or other organisation. Newlyn primarily deals with local authority debts so you could have unpaid council tax bills. The most important point is not to ignore the debt as it will not go away. Getting advise is the best next step.
Who Does Newlyn work with?
Newlyn works with over 60 local authorities with the remit of collecting debts such as unpaid council tax, housing benefit, rates and parking penalty charge notices. If you have failed to pay, you could be facing a visit by Newlyn enforcement officers.
Is Newlyn High Court enforcement?
There are different kinds of bailiffs, including certificated enforcement agents who are also known as civil enforcement agents. There are also people who act as high court enforcement officers and county court and family court bailiffs. Bailiffs must usually give you at least seven days’ notice of their first visit.
Newlyn Enforcement Agents hold a certificate, granted by a judge at the county court, which permits them to carry out enforcement action against you. Previously known as a bailiff, an enforcement agent is certified by the court and their remit is perfectly legal, as long as they act within the bounds of the law.
How do you stop Newlyn bailiffs?
It’s most people’s worst fear: the visit by a bailiff to whip away their treasured possessions, such as their car, from their home. However, before you panic, you should know that you have rights. Bailiffs are only permitted to come to your home between 6 am and 9 pm.
If a bailiff arrives at your door, you can attempt negotiations by keeping them outside and speaking via the door or even the telephone. Bailiffs are permitted to enter through unlocked doors, which is known as a peaceful entry, so you may feel more empowered by ensuring outside doors are firmly locked. However, depending on the debt owed, the bailiff may have the right to force entry to your home with the help of a locksmith.
The DebtBuffer site contains useful information for people affected by accumulating debt. There are resources to help you to put together letters to gain more time from creditors. There is also an AI chatbot to assist people with an understanding of the avenues they can go down in order to get rid of their mounting debt. The chatbot will pose a series of questions and it will be able to inform you if you are suitable for one of the many debt solutions on offer, so you can finally take control of your financial situation with a view to eradicating the debt and leading a more stress-free life.