Statutory Framework

"Enforcement Agents are governed by the provisions of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and the regulations made pursuant to it".

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Act 2007
The Act provides a new statutory code in relation to taking control of goods in order to sell them to enforce payment of debts. The following Extract, Part 3 of the Act, details the procedure for Taking Control of Goods; the authorisation of Enforcement Agents and the abolition of the common law right to distrain for rent arrears.
TCE Act Part 3.pdf
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement (TCE) Act 2007
This schedule sets out the detailed process for taking control of goods. The schedule is supported by further detailed regulations.
TCE Act Schedule 12.pdf
Crime and Courts Act 2013
This Act contains amendments to the TCE, principally in respect to the Powers of Entry that are available to Enforcement Agents
Crimes and Courts Act p2s25.pdf
The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013
These regulations provide detailed procedures to supplement the TCE provisions.
Taking Control of Goods Regulations.pdf
The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014
This regulation details the fees and disbursements that may be recovered from debtors by Enforcement Agents.
Taking Control of Goods Fees Regulations.pdf
The Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations 2014
This regulation introduces provisions governing the Certification of Enforcement Agents.
Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations.pdf
Civil Procedure Rules – Part 84 & Part 85
The CPR contains detailed rules in relation to enforcement by taking control of goods, in particular in regard to applications by an Enforcement Agent under the TCE and regulations and in regard to claims on controlled goods.
Civil Procedure Rules 84 85.pdf
The Courts Act 2003
This extract from the Act created High Court Enforcement Officers and details the legislation, supported by regulations, covering their appointment, conduct and powers.
Courts Act Schedule 7.pdf
The High Court Enforcement Officers Regulations 2014
This regulation provides detailed provisions covering the appointment, qualifications and fees that may be charged by enforcement officers. This regulation was amended when the TCE came into force.
High Court Enforcement Officers Regulations.pdf