Court fines and bailiffs fees

The fees are prescribed in table 1 of the Schedule of the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014, which provide

 

Fee Stage Fixed Fee Percentage of sum to be recovered exceeding £1500

 

Compliance stage

 

£75.00

 

0%

Enforcement stage £235.00 7.5%
Sale or disposal stage £110.00 7.5%

 

Compliance Stage fee

Applies when the bailiff is instructed.

 

Regulation 5(1)(a) of the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) states;

(1) The relevant stages of enforcement under an enforcement power which is not conferred by a High Court writ are as follows—

(a)the compliance stage, which comprises all activities relating to enforcement from the receipt by the enforcement agent of instructions to use that procedure in relation to a sum to be recovered up to but not including the commencement of the enforcement stage;

 

Enforcement Stage fee

Applies when the enforcement agent attends.

 

Regulation 5(1)(b) of the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) states;

(b)the enforcement stage, which comprises all activities relating to enforcement from the first attendance at the premises in relation to the instructions up to but not including the commencement of the sale or disposal stage;

 

Sale Stage fee

Applies AFTER the bailiff has taken control of goods AND has started to remove them.

 

Regulation 5(1)(c) of the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) states;

(c)the sale or disposal stage, which comprises all activities relating to enforcement from the first attendance at the property for the purpose of transporting goods to the place of sale, or from commencing preparation for sale if the sale is to be held on the premises, until the completion of the sale or disposal (including application of the proceeds and provision of the information required by regulation 14).

 

To take control of goods, the bailiff must perform ONE of the following actions listed in paragraph 13(1) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, which says;

13(1)To take control of goods an enforcement agent must do one of the following


(a)secure the goods on the premises on which he finds them;

(b)if he finds them on a highway, secure them on a highway, where he finds them or within a reasonable distance;

(c)remove them and secure them elsewhere;

(d)enter into a controlled goods agreement with the debtor.