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Sample Letter

Tell a bailiff that you are vulnerable (sole name)

Use this letter to tell a bailiff that you are vulnerable and ask them to return the debt to your creditor. You can find information about how to use this letter in our Complaining about a private bailiff fact sheet.

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.

  • Fill in your contact details, account number and any extra information you want to include in the grey shaded areas.
  • Today’s date will be added automatically.
  • Sign each letter and enclose a copy of your budget if needed.

Letter in joint names

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.

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You need to include the organisation name.
Name of the organisation you are writing toInclude the name of the person or creditor you are writing to.
You need to include their address.
Their address line 1Make sure you include the full address for the person or organisation. Don't forget the post code.
Their address line 2
Their address line 3
You need to include their postcode.
Their postcodeDon't forget their postcode.
You need to include your address.
Your address line 1Make sure you include your full address.
Your address line 2
Your address line 3
You need to include your postcode.
Your postcodeDon't forget your postcode.

26th November 2020

Dear Sir/Madam
Account No:
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Your account or reference number|You will find your account or reference number on any paperwork from your creditor.
You have contacted me regarding the account with the above reference number, which you claim is owed by me to
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Enter the name of the creditor here.
because of
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Debt type|enter what sort of debt you owe here
.
You have stated that you will be
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Put what the bailiffs have said they will do|For example, making a first visit or returning to your home.
to try to take control of my goods unless I pay the full amount of £
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Enter how much you owe here
straight away.
I believe that I am in a ‘vulnerable situation’ according to 'Taking Control of Goods: National Standards'.
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Include a paragraph outlining any special circumstances you have that you want the bailiff company to take into account that make you or your family vulnerable, for example illness, disability, age or bereavement. Include evidence of your medical condition if possible, or supporting evidence from a doctor, social worker, mental health worker or other professional. Also include information about why your financial situation is unlikely to improve.
I ask you not to make a visit because this would cause me distress and anxiety. Instead, please ask
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Enter the name of your creditor here
to take the debt back and accept payments of £
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Enter your payment offer here|Give both the amount you have worked out you can afford and whether you want to pay it every week or every month.
.
Please confirm in writing that you have agreed to my request and state what action you have taken.
I am sending a copy of this letter to
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Enter the name of your creditor here
.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully
You need to include your name(s).
Include your full name