* A bailiff must only seize goods that belong to the person who owes the money, although any goods in the house can be seized for distress or rent.
* The bailiff is normally unable to seize rented items, goods on hire-purchase or conditional sale agreements, fixtures and fittings.
* Bailiffs cannot visit your home between sunset and sunrise or on any Sunday, Good Friday or Christmas Day.
* If a creditor sends a bailiff to your house to recover a debt, the total charge comprising his visit, the cost of seizing and transporting, auctioning and so on will be induced on you.
* If a bailiff breaks in forcefully and takes away your things by force, damages your belongings or takes away more than what is required to pay off your debt, then you can complain to the legal authorities who have appointed them.