Example of Bailiff’s
Fees for Council Tax
Below, we have provided you with the amount of Statutory
Fees that bailiffs should charge for the collection of unpaid
Council Tax/Business Rates.
Please note that the regulations do not allow for a bailiff company to
charge a fee for sending you a letter when collecting Council
The Statutory Fees they can charge, are as follows:
First visit fee: £24.50
This is for a first attendance to levy, but where a levy
does not takes place. (For example; where you are not in)
The bailiff can charge a levy fee if they levy, but he cannot
charge both amounts on the same occasion.
Second visit fee: £18.00
Despite any further visits, the bailiff can only charge for a
maximum of 2 visits.
Attendance fee: Reasonable Costs
The Statutory Regulations state the following:
" one attendance with a vehicle
with a "view to recovering goods after a levy has been made"
The maximum number of removal/attending to remove/enforcement fees that a bailiff may charge is two. However for the second visit then goods must have actually been removed.
Many bailiff companies will attempt to charge an "Enforcement Fee". This is the same as an attendance/removal fee. We have provided further details of this on the front page of our site.
Note: In the Bailiff
Fees section of our Downloads
area you will see that we have provided full details of these Statutory
Fees together with a brief explanation.