Do you owe money to Marston Holdings?
If you have debts of over £5000, you may be able to write off your debt with an IVA
Who are Marston Holdings?
Marston Holdings (Marston) are a group of Enforcement Agents (bailiffs) that collect debts for County Court Judgments (CCJs). They work with the government and businesses in the United Kingdom. Each year, according to their website, their people service 1.5 million cases, through a network of over 1,000 enforcement agents.
Within the group of companies are the following subsidiaries:
- Marston Group
- Swift Credit Services
- Harrison High Court Enforcement
- Rossendales Collect
Marston work with the authorities and they follow the legislation created by the Ministry of Justice.
Who do Marston Group collect for?
Marston Group collect debt for High Court Orders. The most common debt types they collect are:
- Council tax
- Business rates
- Rent arrears
- Loans and credit cards
- Catalogue debt
- Employment tribunal awards
So let’s find out more about Marston.
Are Marston Group High Court Bailiffs?
Employees of Marston Group are High Court Bailiffs, otherwise known as Enforcement Agents. They collect debts following a court order.
Can Marston Holdings force entry?
Marston can force entry into your home, using ‘reasonable force’ if they are collecting certain debts such as:
- unpaid criminal fines
- Income Tax
- Stamp Duty
Forcing entry into a property to collect one of the debts listed above should only ever be used as a last resort.
How will Marston access my property?
Marston bailiffs may try to access your property, after they have sent their initial warning letter. Although in most cases they can not gain access to your property by force, they can still access your property by going through an unlocked door.
If you refuse an Enforcement Agent access to your property, you’ll incur additional fees.
Can Marston Group remove goods from my house?
Yes. Marston Group have powers to remove goods from your property and sell them. They will use this money towards the cost of the debt and their charges.
They can’t seize just anything; there are certain items that they can not remove.
These are typically:
- items which do not belong to you
- items essential to your work
- essential items such as fridges and kettles
- vehicles displaying a blue badge
Marstons bailiffs will usually take high-value luxury items, such as TV’s, Playstations and jewellery.
How do you stop Marston Group?
You can stop Marston Group from chasing you by entering into a formal agreement, such as an IVA or bankruptcy.
For a confidential chat with one of our experts, contact our team today.
Marston Holdings Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I ignore my debts with Marston Holdings?
If you ignore your debts with Marston Holdings, they have the choice of a few different approaches.
Marston Holdings may make a court claim against you. This method is a cheap but popular way for them to reclaim the money. With this method, you would receive a claim form through the post, and you would either have to pay in full or dispute the bill. If you dispute the bill, you should take legal advice, as a lot of defences will not work in this situation.
Can I write off my debts with Marston Holdings?
It may be possible to write off any debt that you have with Marston Holdings if you have a total of £5000 or more of unsecured debts. These accounts can include loans, credit cards, catalogues, payday loans, overdrafts and any other unsecured debt. Call an advisor on our team today and work with us to get your life back on track.
Who do Marston Holdings collect for?
Marston Holdings are a collections agency; this means that they have the authority to buy outstanding payments from a lender or other business and legally pursue them. Some of the most common debt types for collections agencies are council tax arrears, parking fines, benefit overpayments, loans, credit cards, telephone bills, water and utility bills.
What can Marston Holdings do?
Marston have rights to collect monies on behalf of their customers through the following tactics:
- Giving one week’s notice of enforcement action
- A visit to your property to obtain payment in full or goods worth an equivalent value. At this stage a person can propose a payment plan to the bailiff
- In cases where the bailiffs receive no payment solutions or goods, they will visit on-site again. They have to give two day’s notice to force re-entry, after which time they can enter, search your property with no need for your presence
- Sale of seized goods, which they must give a week’s notice for
Should I pay Marston Holdings?
If the company has contacted you, contact us immediately by clicking “Get Started for Free” above. If you act swiftly, then we can deal with the bailiffs on your behalf.
We also recommend removing any vehicles that you own from your property as your assets will be in danger of reposition.
How do I contact Marston Holdings?
The Marston Holdings website provides the following contact details:
- Phone number: 0333 320 2540 to reach one of their customer care agents
- Post: Embassy House, 60 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2DJ
- Email address: email@example.com.
Are Marston Holdings a legitimate company?
Marston Holdings is the trading name of Marston (Holdings) Limited, company registration number 04305487 in England and Wales. The company’s registered office address is Rutland House 8th Floor, 148 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2JR.
Marston incorporated in October 2001. They have significant experience in collecting debts for clients in the UK following a County Court Judgement (CCJ).
Where can I receive debt advice?
There are several consumer debt advice organisations who provide free help and information to individuals with money issues, such as:
- The Citizens Advice Bureau
- Advice UK
- National Debtline
You don’t have to deal with bailiffs, Marstons Holdings, constant collection calls or other debt issues on your own. Although life can feel frightening when you have money issues, just reading posts from these organisations will help you to realise you are not alone; there’s always a least one positive thing you can do. Once your life is back on the right tracks, your success story could touch someone else’s life and be their password to escaping money troubles.