Protect your vehicle from bailiffs


Own and register it in a Ltd company

Register it in Scotland

Park it on a neighbours allocated parking space or driveway

Buy it on Hire Purchase and hold making the final payment

Lease it.

 

 

 

Own and register it in a Ltd company

The bailiff can only take control of goods belonging to the debtor. Goods belonging to a Ltd company are not yours.

If a bailiff takes control of a company owned vehicle, a director can make an interpleader claim

 

 

 

Register it in Scotland

A local authority cannot apply for a warrant of control when the registered keepers address is in Scotland.

The jurisdiction of Civil Procedure Rule 75 and the Traffic Enforcement Centre is limited to England and Wales.

Enforcement for unpaid PCN's on vehicles registered outside England and Wales using Schedule 12 is not possible. The council cannot issue a warrant to bailiffs.

 

 

 

 

Park it on a neighbours driveway or allocated parking space

Bailiffs cannot take control of it.

They can only take control of vehicles on the debtors property or where the debtor usually lives or carries on trade of business, or on any highway.

Put it on a neighbours parking space or driveway, and enforcement, if attempted will fail on paragraph 14(6) of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, which states;

 

(6)Otherwise premises are relevant if the enforcement agent reasonably believes that they are the place, or one of the places, where the debtor—

(a)usually lives, or

(b)carries on a trade or business.

 

 

 

Buy it on Hire Purchase and hold making the final payment

You don't own the car until the final payment is made.

Paragraph 10 of Schedule 12 of the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 states;

An enforcement agent may take control of goods only if they are goods of the debtor.

 

 

 

Lease it.

Ditto, but you never own the car.