Bailiff indemnities

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Dear Northampton Borough 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,

dan perkins

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Good morning Mr Perkins

Please find attached the Council's response to your recent FOI request.

With kind regards

Stephanie Everitt | Information Governance Officer
01604 838841

Chief Finance Officer | Northampton Borough Council,
The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Northampton NN1 1DE | 0300 330 7000

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Dear Requests,
I thank you for your attempts to answer .for some more clarity

If a agent seized approx 400 x the value of the debt without doing a fair and balance test on seizure forcing someone into mental health care

Then knowing the goods should be returned as they have been taken in error hold onto the goods for 3 months in order to squeeze the company into liquidation

Then after three months they have no choice but to return the goods to two companies who dont owe the debt but before they do they ask the person in care to sign a indemnity to say the unfortunate victim wont sue the agent if he returns the goods(that arent the debtors) and fail to declare this to the council or the fact the indemnity does not cover them so opens the council up for a negligence claim

would you class it as a material breach baring in mind the 4 breaches of law

This is hypothetical to you but in the public interest and i believe answers are contained in your contract and code of ethics.i hope that clarifies the full picture .

Yours sincerely,

dan74

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