Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

The Tribunal Courts and Enforcement (TCE) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The legislation includes matters relating to the law, some of them being changes to the structure of the courts and fundamental legal procedures.


Part 3 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act was implemented on 6 April 2014. Part 3 (schedules 12 and 13) created a new system of enforcement, specifying the fees, charges and expenses in respect of related services and the “Taking Control of Goods”.

A timeline of the legislation and its respective parts is provided below:

30 July 2013: Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 S.I 2013/1894 (England and Wales only)

This document contains the majority of the rules in relation to the process, wording and restrictions after the enforcement agencies have received instruction from their client and how and where the enforcement agent can ‘Take Control of Goods’.

If you would like to know more about the Taking Control of Goods legislation? Click on the following link to read more: www.legislation.gov.uk

9 January 2014: Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014

This document confirms the new fee structure and costs that can be charged for the relevant actions after 6 April 2014, as well as how the money collected should be distributed between the enforcement agency and the creditor (our clients).

If you would like to know more about the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) legislation? Click on the following link to read more: www.legislation.gov.uk

28 February 2014: The Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations 2014

This document confirms some of the changes to the certification process as well as the prescribed documents that need to be used, which dictate the content required for the statutory letters that need to be issued in accordance with July 2013 regulations.

If you would like to know more about The Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations of 2014? Click on the following link to read more: www.legislation.gov.uk

14 March 2014: Taking Control of Goods. The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007
(Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provision) Order 2014

This document provides the legislation under which all enforcement agencies must take guidance on how to enforce and charge fees on cases that have been received before 6 April and already have existing fees, for all the various debt types affected.

If you would like to know more about the Taking Control of Goods 2007 TCE Act? Click on the following link to read more: www.legislation.gov.uk

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