Don’t be Pushed Around: How to Stop Sheriff Officers in Their Tracks

How to Stop Sheriff Officers in Their Tracks


Are you afraid to answer the door due to angry letters from sheriff officers?

Have you found yourself counting the pennies while trying to balance feeding your family with keeping the sheriff officers off your back?

Luckily, help is at hand for those struggling to keep the sheriff's of their back.

Some call them enforcement agents, some call them bailiffs but they are officially known as sheriff officers.

Scott & Co, Walker Love, Stirling Park… and more.

The names alone are enough to send a shiver down the spine, and then come the constant phone calls, the letters and the knocks on the door.

Sheriff officers do not always act within the spirit of the law and, if you are not aware of your rights, they will try to harass you into acting against your best interests.

Their heavy-handed tactics are designed to overpower those struggling with debt, but now the tables have turned.

  • It’s time you found out the things they do not want you to know.
  • It’s time you felt empowered to act rather than helplessly alone.
  • It’s time to help you stop those sheriff officers in their tracks.

3 Secrets the Sheriff's Don’t Want You to Know

1. You don’t have to tell them where you work

If you are asked on the phone, or face-to-face, to give details of your work you do not need to do so. They ask simply to make it easier to start applying to take the money you owe from your wages.

If you receive an official request for your work details through the post contact us immediately.

2. You don’t have to let them into your house

Regardless of what they may tell you, unless they have a court order, they cannot enter your house. We advise you to speak to them through a closed door or to keep your chain on. This ensures you are safe from intimidation.

For more information about your rights, and about what sheriff officers can and can’t do, arrange to speak to our advisors for free help and ongoing support.

3. You don’t have to put up with their constant phone calls

The best advice is to not give out any personal information at all, and that includes your phone number.

If a sheriff manages to get your number and constantly calls you, this can be classed as harassment.

Do not answer the phone, try and bar the number and send them a letter quoting the Communications Act 2003 and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Demand that they stop calling and remove your number from their database.

If you need help with writing this letter, or any other matter related to the actions of a sheriff, call an expert debt advisor today.

How to stop the sheriff officers in their tracks

Debt can leave you feeling powerless and isolated and too many sheriffs are willing to take advantage of this.

But, the truth is that, despite the UK’s particularly harsh formal means of recovering debt, it is always possible for you to take control back.

The sheriff's are not as powerful as they would like you to think they are.

With expert debt advice and support from independent debt advisors. Companies like Sheriff Advice can help you:

  • Understand your legal rights and plan an effective course of action
  • Deal with the sheriff's for you and negotiate with your council
  • Arrange an affordable, sustainable repayment plan
  • Avoid the indignity of having money taken from your wages, your bank account
  • frozen or your property taken
  • And if you act today, these services are free of charge.

Join thousands of others across the UK and get help today.

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