Bailiff indemnities

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Dear Monmouthshire County Council,

can you please answer under public interest using yes or no answers or a detailed description if you wish ...

the answers should be contained within your code of ethics and your contracts or
simply in any code of conduct.this is not a complaint against your council
but research into how bailiffs can be a law unto themselves if not watched

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to
issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves without the prior
agreement of the council in cases where they have wrongfully seized when
the customer is identifiably vulnerable?

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements
where goods have to be returned after 3 months?

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act by
achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment if it
meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt inform you?

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing?

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which achieves
a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract
.?

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report
when dealing with vulnerable customers 7.would you employ enforcement
agents that have fraudulently concealed information that could cause
litigation to the council or serious damage to a protected party in the
past ?

thank you for your public concern in answering these questions asap.

8.before a seizure of a persons assets do you make sure under human rights act that the bailiff has done a fair and balanced test with regards to whether the seizure is in the favour of the public interest

Yours faithfully,

steve perkins

Yours faithfully,

steve

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Good afternoon,

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The response to your request is as follows:

1. Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement
agents to issue an indemnity against prosecution for themselves
without the prior agreement of the council in cases where they have
wrongfully seized when the customer is identifiably vulnerable?  No

2. Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement
agreements where goods have to be returned after 3 months? No

3. Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act
by achieving a gain whilst someone is under mental health treatment
if it meant your business rates were collected,even if they didnt
inform you? No

4. How would you react if they did this without you knowing? ? We
would undertake a full investigation and take appropriate action on
findings

5. Would you class a secret indemnity kept from the council which
achieves a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material
breach of contract .? Yes

6. Must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full
report when dealing with vulnerable customers. We have online access
to Enforcement Agents systems which contain comprehensive notes of
all activities and communications.

7.would you employ enforcement agents that have fraudulently
concealed information that could cause litigation to the council or
serious damage to a protected party in the past ? No

8. Before a seizure of a persons assets do you make sure under human
rights act that the bailiff has done a fair and balanced test with
regards to whether the seizure is in the favour of the public
interest.  Decisions on whether it is appropriate to seize goods
have to be made by the Enforcement Agent but we required that they
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Dear Monmouthshire County Council,
thank you for your transparancy

Yours faithfully,

steve

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