Abandoned levy, sometimes called
Paragraph 54 of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and Regulation 47 of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 sets the rules bailiffs must follow in the event of abandoning controlled goods.
1. You are given a Notice of Enforcement at least seven clear days excluding Sundays and Public Holidays. Regulation 6 of the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013
2. Bailiff attends and one of the following can happen.
You pay the debt and statutory fees. The bailiff leaves, case closes.
The bailiff makes an Inventory of goods and makes out a compliant Regulation 15 Controlled Goods Agreement and you must sign it.
Leave a person on the premises with
the goods or vehicle until either the above is done.
This arrangement is called a "Closed Possession"
If any of the above is not done, then the goods
become abandoned, and they are still yours. You are free to take
them away for safe keeping.
If you do not sign the Controlled Goods
Agreement and the bailiff leaves the premises without
taking the seized goods or vehicle, the goods become what is called, abandoned and breaking entry cannot be lawfully
made at a later date.
A debtor-signed Controlled Goods
Agreement does not entitle the bailiff to deprive you the
continued normal use of the levied goods or vehicle while
it remains in your possession - unless, you breach the terms of the repayment agreement.