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          These guidance notes, available both to CIVEA members and members of the public, supplement  the CIVEA Code of Conduct and Good Practice, and are designed to address discrete issues which have arisen on the proper interpretation and implementation of, in particular, The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 and Parts 75 (Traffic Enforcement), 83 (Writs and Warrants – General Provisions) and 84 (Enforcement By Taking Control of Goods) of the Civil Procedure Rules. 


Core aims

          The guidance, whilst recognising the enforcement of civil debt is both necessary and desirable for the economic well-being of the country – however difficult that can be for an individual debtor – is underpinned by the core aim of supporting a transparent fee structure.  The consultation process which preceded the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, and the regulatory framework which followed it, clearly and consistently advocated a transparent and, where possible, fixed fee structure.  What charge has been made, and why, is often of crucial importance to a debtor. 


          It is intended that these notes will provide clarification on a number of issues which have caused confusion amongst those engaged in enforcement, whether as enforcement agents or as debt advisers as well as the general public.  We hope you find them useful.


Please click on the following for the Guidance Notes:


Sale Stage 

Credit and Debit Card Fees

Multiple Instructions