How to become a Bailiff

A bailiff is contracted by the courts to serve legal orders and documents, as well as to seize or repossess property as determined by official court orders.

Personal requirements for a Bailiff

  • Good character
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Able to be firm yet tactful
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • High level of maturity
  • Skills in interpreting and applying legislation.

Duties & Tasks of a Bailiff

A bailiff may perform the following tasks:

  • Serve court orders, legal orders and summonses
  • Seize or repossess property according to court orders
  • Execute court orders such as eviction notices
  • Keep records of court processes served.

Working conditions for a Bailiff

Bailiffs may work outdoors when travelling to serve summonses or execute warrants.


Specializations

Bailiff

A bailiff is contracted by the courts to serve legal orders and documents, as well as to seize or repossess property as determined by official court orders.

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