Bailiff indemnities

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Dear Preston City Council,

can you answer these questions using your experiance of partnering with your enforcement agents.this is not a complaint against yourself but vital for public info regarding what bailiffs are and are not allowed to do.the below response was from carlisle cc who answered within 48 hours

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST - 8153

The Council has now considered your request received on 15/11/2019 and our response to
your questions is shown below.

Does your enforcement agent contract allow your enforcement agents to issue an indemnity
against prosecution for themselves without the agreement of the council in cases where they
have wrongfully seized and to vulnerable people -carlise cc/ No, the provisions of our Service Level
Agreement do not allow for any indemnities against prosecution.

Have you ever allowed bailiffs to make their own settlement agreements where goods have
to be returned? carlisle cc /No

Would you allow enforcement agents to breach the equalities act if it meant your business
rates were collected. carlisle cc /No

How would you react if they did this without you knowing?carlisle In the unlikely event that this
occurred, we would fully Investigate any such breach identified to ensure adherence to
our service expectations.

would you class a secret indemnity which achieves a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract .

must enforcement agents always report failed levies and a full report when dealing with vulnerable customers

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

Yours faithfully,

dan perkns

Yours faithfully,

steve

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Dear FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox,

thank you for your transparancy and prompt reply

a secret indemnity is one where

the bailiff removes in error then holds the goods for 3 months causing the customer to have a mental breakdown and eventually realising their is a injunction coming to the council agress to return all goods but only if they sign a indemnity to say they would not sue .this indemnity is concealed from the council because it breaks equality law and their contract and because of the customers illness and financial position the indemnity is never seen by the council until litigation under extension of limitation

if you could answer prestons approach on such a matter in the public interest i would be thankful.again this is nothing preston has done

Yours sincerely,

steve

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Dear Steve

Thank you for the clarification.

The answer to the question "would you class a secret indemnity which achieves a gain at the cost to the vulnerable victim a material breach of contract" is Yes.

Yours sincerely,

Nabil Patel
Information Governance Officer
+441772906849
Preston City Council

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Dear FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for your transparancy

Yours sincerely,

steve

FOI Freedom of Information Mailbox, Preston City Council

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