High court enforcement agents / County sheriffs call them what you will. They are legalised bully boys.
Yes, lots of people run up ridiculous amounts of debts. Some are irresponsible and think they can just walk away others may have hit hard times through divorce, redundancy whatever. My God there will be many more like this post covid.
My argument is with the agents’ tactics. Get into a property and if the debtor won’t pay threaten to remove goods to the value. However, if the property belongs to a partner or parent they can still take any possession unless it can be proved that it is not owned by the debtor. Think about how many items in your home you do not have a receipt for. Perhaps a car you paid cash for from a private seller. Ok the log book is in your name but that only proves you are the keeper. They can take it. Same with laptops or TVs or anything else really.
There is another issue: payment. These guys will take payment from ANYONE. Friend, relative or stranger. They don’t give a damn if they are putting someone else in debt. Nor would they bat an eyelid if a drug dealer walked in off the street and gave them a bundle of cash. Long as they get their money.
Nominated by: Lord Helpuss