Abandoned levy, sometimes called "Levy Abandonment"

 

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.

Goods also become abandoned if the bailiff does not give a Notice of Sale within 7 clkear days. The law is regulation 38 of Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013.

 

When a bailiff attends and to take controol of goods, he must complete ONE of the following:

i) The bailiff makes a compliant regulation 15 Controlled Goods Agreement AND you must sign it.

ii) If the vehicle is on a highway, he can clamp it

iii) Remove the goods (or vehicle) to elsewhere to a place of sale

iv) secure the goods or vehicle on the premises he found them

 

The law is regulation 13(1) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

 

If the above has been done, then only the bailiff can give notice that he is abandoning them under regulation 47.

 

If none of the above is done;

The goods are still yours and you are free to take them away, and you are not guilty of an ofence under paragraph 68(2) of Schedule 12 Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007