how to stop bristow sutor bailiffs

How to stop Bristow & Sutor bailiffs

If you’ve received a letter or visit from Bristow & Sutor about council tax debt, or any other type of debt such as overdue credit cards, don’t panic. Below you’ll find help on how to deal with Bristow amp; Sutor bailiffs. Find out what to do if they come to your house and how to stop them from taking your belongings.

What should you do if bailiffs come to your home?

Don’t let a bailiff in when they come to your door. You’re under no obligation to allow a Bristow & Sutor bailiff into your home.

Who are Bristow & Sutor?

Bristow & Sutor are regulated by the Ministry of Justice. They hold a certificate granted by a judge at the county court. This allows them to carry out enforcement action and they provide these services in England and Wales. They collect council tax, business rates, parking penalty notices and commercial rent arrears.

What should you do if bailiffs come to your home?

Don’t let a bailiff in when they come to your door. You’re under no obligation to allow a Bristow & Sutor bailiff into your home.

Debt Level

Amount of debt you have
Unsecured debts such as: Credit Cards, Council Tax Arrears, Store Cards, Catalogues, Personal Loans, Bank Overdrafts. Credit Unions, Mortgage Shortfalls, Car Finance, HMRC Bills
£1,000 £50,000
Amount you can affford each month
All debt solutions are based on your affordability to repay each month
50 Per Month800 Per Month
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What can Bristow & Sutor bailiffs do?

Bailiffs usually only get involved after your creditor/s have taken you to court. They have the legal power to remove and sell your belongings to pay your debts.If you let bailiffs into your home, they can take:

📺 Luxury items such as televisions and game consoles

💻 Items you own jointly with someone else

💎 Money, jewellery, etc

They can’t take things that you need to use to live, work tools or equipment that don’t amount to more than £1,350 or someone else’s belongings. We do understand that it can be very difficult to prove that items don’t belong to you.

What if Bristow & Sutor have taken your goods?


To get your goods back you will have to:

💷 Pay off all of your debts before your goods are sold on by Bristow & Sutor

£ Buy your goods back yourself

📃 Come to an agreement with your creditor and request that they ask Bristow & Sutor to return your goods to you

⚖ You will be able to get your goods back if Bristow & Sutor did not follow the correct procedure when they took your goods from you

Can Bristow & Sutor bailiffs take my car?

Bailiffs do often take cars as this is the easiest thing for them to seize and it means that they don’t need access into your home. They can only take your vehicle if it is owned by your or jointly by you. If it’s owned through a third party, then they will not be able to take it. This will be if the car is under a hire purchase agreement. Bristow & Sutor bailiffs will also not be able to take your car if you have a blue disabled badge.

What do Bristow & Sutor bailiffs charge?

What bailiffs charge, all depends on your situation. What they can charge is outlined under the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014. The three separate stages of bailiff action are compliance, enforcement and sale of goods so they can charge a fee for each stage of action. The fee can only be applied once at each stage no matter how many times they have to visit your property. The list of bailiff fees can be found below.

Stage of ProcessFixed FeePercentage (extra paid for debts over £1,500)
Writing to you about your debt (COMPLIANCE)£75None
Visiting your home (ENFORCEMENT)£2357.5%
Taking and selling your belongings (SALE)£1107.5%

It might not be too late for you to come to an agreement with the bailiffs on your own. However, we do advise you contact us for advice on how to move forward.

What other charges can Bristow & Sutor make?

There is the possibility that you will be charged additional fees by Bristow & Sutor bailiffs such as:

🚚 The cost of storing your belongings when they’ve been taken away

💷 Any court fees that they have had to pay

🔑 The cost of any locksmiths

% They can even charge you for the cost of putting your goods up for auction or a % commission on the selling price

You have the right to see receipts or evidence for all of these expenses that have been added to your bill. You do need to pay these fees. Once a warrant has been issued by the court, these fees become legally due.

We can give you help and advice on how to set up plans that will put an end to harassment from bailiffs for the long-term. Help is available for you and we’re here to get you on your way to becoming debt free.