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Bound goods

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:50 am
by Spankymonkey
Once an enforcement order is issued to allow a creditor to collect on an unpaid debt, the debtors goods become 'bound'. Would cash, that the debtor may also have in his home, be bound also?

Re: Bound goods

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 pm
by tph
Yes.

Re: Bound goods

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:43 pm
by Spankymonkey
So I have one pound in my pocket to buy a loaf of bread for the family. Would I potentially be in contempt of court by doing so?

Re: Bound goods

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:14 am
by atticus
You are potentially in contempt of court by not complying with the order to pay. That is what a judgment is, a court order to pay.

Re: Bound goods

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:41 pm
by tph
Money in your pocket would be considered to be on your person and probably could not be seized. Otherwise (using that logic) they could literally take the shirt off your back!

Generally it is wiser to give baliffs any cash you have against the risk of goods being seized as the value of the goods seized is likely to be considerably in excess of the amount owed and generally baliff's only sieze goods as a last resort.

Re: Bound goods

PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:02 pm
by Spankymonkey
tph wrote:Money in your pocket would be considered to be on your person and probably could not be seized. Otherwise (using that logic) they could literally take the shirt off your back!


Bailiffs can't seize clothing.

tph wrote:Generally it is wiser to give baliffs any cash you have against the risk of goods being seized as the value of the goods seized is likely to be considerably in excess of the amount owed and generally baliff's only sieze goods as a last resort.


Even wiser to keep the door locked and the bailiff outside.