Just, the enforcement market integrator, is seeking to establish through the Royal Courts of Justice a decision for virtual enforcement visits to be permitted without the need to visit a debtor at home.
At a virtual hearing at the courts on Tuesday 13 October, the company presented initial evidence for why it believes that Covid-19 has highlighted a need for changes to be made to the debt enforcement process.
Our case rests on evidence that debtors have become more vulnerable due to the pandemic and that the physical and mental health risks of physical visits have increased significantly.
To address this, we have developed a virtual enforcement solution that allows enforcement stage one of the process to take place over a video call, allowing enforcement agents to secure goods against payment plans without having to attend a debtor’s property and charge additional fees.
We believes this solution could reduce the costs of enforcement by up to £700.
The hearing continues on November 7th 2020.