Taking control of good's fees and charges

The fees that enforcement companies and agents charge are set in accordance with the new regulations, as per the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act implemented on 6 April 2014. These are listed below.

Application of fees

  • Compliance stage
    • This fee covers activity from the receipt of the case. It includes the issue of a notice of enforcement, dealing with any contact from the person(s) who owe the debt and any processing of correspondence or payments.
  • Enforcement Stage
    • First attendance by the enforcement agent to the person's premises or doorstep. The fee includes all the work carried out at this stage so there are no additional visit charges.
  • 2nd Enforcement Stage (HCE ONLY)
    • If the debtor refuses either to make any payment or to enter into an acceptable controlled goods agreement then the matter moves to Enforcement Stage 2. If a payment arrangement, with a signed controlled goods agreement, is subsequently broken, the EA will re-attend the property either under enforcement Stage 2 or the Sales or Disposal Stage, depending upon the circumstances so far.
  • Removal / Disposal of Goods
    • This covers activity from the first attendance at the property to remove the goods to a place of sale.

Non-High Court Debts

Fee Stage Fixed fees Percentage fees £0 to £1500 Percentage fees above £1500
Compliance £75.00 0% 0%
Enforcement Stage £235.00 0% 7.5%
Sale or disposal stage £110.00 0% 7.5%

High Court Debts

Fee Stage Fixed fees Percentage fees £0 to £1000 Percentage fees above £1000
Compliance £75.00 0% 0%
Enforcement Stage £190.00 0% 7.5%
2nd Enforcement Stage £495.00 0% 0%
Sale or disposal stage £525.00 0% 7.5%

Other fees
Any other fees and transaction costs (credit / debit cards) are not permissible unless they are disbursements.

Disbursements
The Enforcement Agent may recover disbursements provided they are reasonable and actually incurred, e.g. costs of storing goods which have been removed, costs of locksmith or court fees in relation to applications under enforcement.

Exceptional disbursements
This is the application to the court with the consent of the creditor/our client.

To see a copy of The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 Click here