It is important to point out that the High Court Enforcement Officer cannot break into a residential property for the purpose of levying on goods. We would not expect a Shergroup High Court Enforcement Agent to take that step in any shape or form.
That said, once an officer has taken legal control of goods, if there is a failure to pay the amount outstanding then the officer is entitled to return to the property and, if necessary, force entry for the purposes of removing goods for sale. We have to stress this is an extremely rare occurrence and would only be done after all lines of communication have been exhausted.
In relation to commercial property, the situation is slightly different. If the officer attends at the premises and considers that the goods could be at “risk” then goods can be removed immediately and without any prior notice.
It is vitally important that if you return to your property and find correspondence to confirm that a Shergroup High Court Enforcement Agent has attended your property then you contact the Debtor Services Team immediately. Their direct number is 0845 890 9205.
The team is available from 8:00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Saturday. Failure to contact the Debtor Services Team may result in an escalation of enforcement action, so we ask you please to contact Shergroup Enforcement as soon as possible.