This is it :
“A private bailiff acting as a debt collector for the council does not (IMO) have any more powers than any other member of the public. New regs deem that he cannot any longer be deemed a trespasser. What people fail to accept/understand, is that this only applies when he is there, acting in the execution of his duty.”
He is very fond of saying “what people don’t understand”, because he has had a lightbulb moment.
What he, “does not understand” is that most of us have had that “moment” months or even years ago and either accepted it or dismissed it, it is another indication of his belief that he knows things others do not.
Anyway the theory is wrong of course, an EA enforcing a demand for payment of a liability order has exactly the same rights in the first instance as any other EA.
The right to enforce is granted by section 45 of the council tax enforcement regulation, which relies on the power endowed by the local government finance act(an enactment)section 62 of the TCE:
62Enforcement by taking control of goods
(1)Schedule 12 applies where an enactment, writ or warrant confers power to use the procedure in that Schedule (taking control of goods and selling them to recover a sum of money).
and schedule 12 of the same act.
All roads lead to the TCE and section 14 schedule 12 which states:
“14(1)An enforcement agent may enter relevant premises to search for and take control of goods.”