Bailiffs removing property

May 24th, 2007 by Questions

Can bailiffs remove property that was purchased by my spouse? Would credit card bills showing I was not the purchaser satisfy a bailiff they cannot touch those items? I know there are exemption limits, but how does it work with a married couple (should the exemption for furniture not be doubled?).


One Response to “Bailiffs removing property”

, A licensed trustee said:

Bailiffs have the right to remove property if it was pledged as security or they have a court Order authorizing them to do so. The purchaser isn’t necessarily relevant – if you listed an item as collateral then the lender presumed you had the right to do so and therefore the bailiff has the right to collect that security if you default. The owner/purchaser may dispute the bailiff’s right to seize the item, but then you will be exposed to allegations of fraud and/or misrepresentation (pledging collateral that you didn’t own).

I suggest you speak to a lawyer about this before things get out of hand…

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