Dealing with debt collectors or bailiffs can be a real challenge. That is especially true if you are unaware of the problem.
We’ve created this creditor directory to give you a comprehensive resource covering all bailiff agencies and debt collection agencies in the UK. On this page, we will cover Marston Bailiffs. Who they are, why they might contact you, and how to manage the situation.
So who are they?
Marston Bailiffs is a judicial service business. It is also one of the biggest and busiest in the UK. They are a company that specialises in enforcement. This means they are not debt collectors.
The firm is based in Manchester. Marston Bailiffs is also known as Marston Holdings and Marston High Court Enforcement. It currently represents over 500 clients, including businesses and other organisations, including HMRC. The Ministry of Justice regulates Marston Bailiffs.
Marston Bailiffs has contacted me. Why?
Marston Bailiffs likely contacted you, called or emailed you in connection with one of their clients and an unpaid debt.
Marston will first contact you when they contact you to send you a letter notifying you that they will visit your property to collect the money you owe. Your name and address should be on this letter and the amount you owe.
You will receive a notice of enforcement, and if you ignore it, you can expect a bailiff to appear at your home after seven days.
This can be an incredibly stressful time. However, while dealing with bailiffs is upsetting, you should take their communication seriously.
Who uses Marston Bailiffs?
The Marston Bailiffs represent a wide variety of business and government institutions. They may be contacting you about the following debts:
- Council tax bills that have not been paid
- Penalties for parking
- Amounts owing for rent
- The cost of doing business (business rates)
Can Marston Bailiffs take any action against me?
Regarding getting money from you, you must understand that Marston Bailiffs are not debt collectors. They have significantly more authority than a debt collector.
After you have already gone to court, a bailiff usually shows up. Their court authority lets them enter your home to take your possessions and sell them for money to repay your debts. Most people know this, but it can still be quite a shock.
Moreover, bailiffs can charge you for getting your debt back, adding expensive fees and additional charges to your existing debt.
Never open your door to a bailiff.
If they gain peaceful access to your property once they return, they can attempt to take your possessions. Let them in, and you’ll have a hard time getting them to leave without taking your stuff.
The following items can be taken from your home by Marston Bailiffs:
- TVs and gaming consoles (as many as necessary)
- Antiques, jewellery, and ornaments
- Cash that you have on your property
Your vehicle can even be towed or clamped if need be, but a blue badge holder, a co-owner, or a maker of a hire agreement cannot have their vehicle taken away.
It is illegal for bailiffs to take:
- A computer, tools, or work vehicle that you need for your job
- Living necessities, such as your cooker, clothes, or refrigerator
- Any household pets or your children’s toys
It is only legal to have a bailiff come to your home between 6 am and 9 pm.
It is not clear to me what I owe Marston Bailiffs
Even if you don’t recognise the debt, or if you’ve already paid it, don’t ignore a letter from Marston Bailiffs. Contact them immediately.
Details about any debts owed and the amount owing should be included in the letter. You may not be the person Marston is after, or you may have settled the debt already.
It’s best to contact them right away if you’re not the person they’re looking for through the contact information on the letter. Explain to them you do not owe them the debt and ask them to put any action on hold. To prove that your name and address do not match the data they have on file for you, you may need to provide them with a utility bill or similar document.
To get the bailiffs to end your case, if you have already paid the debt, contact the creditor directly to let them know that you have paid the debt. It’s always a good idea to check your bank statements to be sure you paid the debt. In addition, you may submit copies of receipts or direct debit payments to the bailiffs and your creditor.
Do I have to respond to Marston Bailiffs if they contact me?
Whenever a bailiff contacts you, you should take it seriously. Marston Bailiffs have entered the situation, which means the problem is growing.
Fortunately, we’re here to help you get out of debt enforcement action and find a solution that will bring an end to any further collection efforts.
Get in touch with us so we can examine your income, outgoings, and debts and give you an unbiased assessment of your finances. Afterwards, we will recommend the best debt solutions for you.
Our experts can even help you contact your creditors and prevent further bailiff action. However, time is of the essence.
How do I contact Marston Bailiffs?
Marston Bailiffs also go by Marston Holdings, Marston Group, Marstons Bailiffs, Marston Bailiffs and Marston Enforcement.
Their address is:
148 Edmund Street
Their main contact number is 0845 074 3749.
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