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Why Use A Bailiff?

A bailiff can expedite the seizure and liquidation of collateral pursuant to Ontario regulations without the need of a court process or court order before proceeding on behalf of the client.

The following regulations are within the professional domain of an Ontario bailiff.

  • Personal Property Security Act, R.S.O. 1990 (PPSA)
  • Repair and Storage Liens Act, R.S.O. 1990 (RSLA)
  • Commercial Tenancies Act, R.S.O. 1990 (CTA)
  • Municipal Tax Assistance Act, R.S.O. 1990 (portions thereof)

Additionally, the Bailiffs Act, R.S.O. 1990, dictates that only an appointed bailiff or their assistant bailiff may act on behalf of a creditor or commercial landlord in the process of seizing and liquidating the goods of a debtor. There are numerous rules and procedures that must be observed in the process of seizure and liquidation of a debtor’s property. Without strict observance of those regulations, the creditor or commercial landlord may become liable to the person that owes them money.

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