There are a number of Sheriff Officers around Scotland and our team have a range of methods to prevent them from coming to your house. Please contact us now for more details.
We provide Sheriff Officers help to a range of people across Scotland. If you wish to gain our assistance, please get in touch.
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Sheriff Officers are the Scottish equivalent of bailiffs in the rest of the United Kingdom. When an outstanding debt is not taken care of, Sheriff-Officers can be dispatched by the courts to retrieve the debt. They act on the behalf of a number of clients from local authorities to individuals and have certain court-appointed powers to help them achieve their purpose.
They are able to act upon a number of situations with impunity because of the court-appointed powers they have. They are legally allowed to break and enter if they have the correct warrant, they may remove items from a property in order to be sold and they also have the power to size control of bank accounts and evict people.
This is because multiple attempts will have been made to settle the disputed debt before the Sheriff Officer becomes involved. Once a Sheriff Officer is attached to a case it is their job to do everything within their power to reach a satisfactory financial conclusion for their client.
If you are in the position where a Sheriff Officer being dispatched is a very real possibility then you need to act fast. A visit could still be avoided if you speak to a debt consolidation expert like us. We can look at your situation and recommend options that would make the presence of a Sheriff Officer unnecessary.
Sheriff-Officers in Scotland are used by the courts to enforce a variety of situations. Court orders can be issued for things such as enforcing debts, carrying out evictions, and disputes over property. They are appointed by the court to carry out these orders and can even have the power to enter your home.
Sheriff Officers act on behalf of their client but it is you that end up paying for their services. additional charges are added on to the original debt and these must also be settled before the debt can be said to be satisfied. If you are in an uncertain financial position to begin with, additional charges are going to be the last thing that you want.
Dealing with them on top of the court order can be a very emotionally distressing. Please get in touch to see if we can help you to resolve the issues. This may be in the form of debt consolidation or other financial restructuring plans, but we will go through everything thoroughly to find the best solution for you.
If Sheriff-Officers are due to visit you, or are already involved in your situation and you need help, then speak to us. If you owe money, then we may be able to speak to them on your behalf to find out if a payment plan is a viable option. We may even be able to reach a compromise with the creditor in question and stop any further Sheriff Officer action taking place. There may also be the option of restructuring your finances so that your debt will be paid in full and the Sheriff-Officers are no longer required.
We have years of experience and a comprehensive, professional staff who can answer any questions and concerns you may have. Don’t stay silent, let us help you!
If you have been threatened by the potential involvement of Scottish bailiffs and need advice on what to do next, make us your first point of call. The powers that are bestowed upon them will differ depending upon the severity of your own case, so the advice that will be offered will be based around your unique circumstances. We are confident that we can help you find a resolution - either to restructure your debt or to give advice on how to handle them.
A question that comes up a lot with Sheriff-Officers is the powers that they have. Are they equal to the Police, or is this a myth?
They do have certain powers but only to invoke court orders - they do not have the same scale of authority as the Police do. They are only allowed to enter your home if they have the relevant warrant from the court and they have to let you know when they are going to call.
It is an offence to stop a Sheriff Officer with a warrant from entering your property. At that point they may legally force entry. They must do this with reasonable force such as breaking a lock or forcing a door. There are certain circumstances where they can do this without you being present at the time of entry.
They can only enter your property between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm, Monday to Saturday. If you are being evicted, you are entitled to know when this will take place and will have an absolute minimum of 48 hours notice.
For further information on sheriff officers and what powers they hold, simply complete the form on this page and we will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss how we can help you.