Should I let a Jacobs bailiff / enforcement agent in my home?
When a Jacobs bailiff visits your home, it is not always appropriate to let them in. You don’t have to let any bailiff into your home, even if they say that you do. The idea that bailiffs and enforcement agents have unlimited authority and that you must always do as they say has been born out of fear and rumour. They are not allowed to force their way into your home and must be invited in by you. Note that if you do allow a Jacobs bailiff to enter your home, they may begin claiming your possessions to offset the debt.