There’s Somebody At The Door

There’s Somebody At The Door

I was hacking away towards a deadline, this afternoon, when I heard a knock at the door. It’s not so unusual at the moment – we’ve had a lot of packages delivered to our new house over the last week or so – but what was a little strange was that today’s visitor was a County Court bailiff here on behalf of Her Majesty (okay, not her personally, I assume, but her courts at least).

Thankfully, it didn’t take much persuasion to get him to see that I wasn’t Mr. Parakesh, and he went on his merry way. And so, we learn a little more about the last occupiers of this house.

Dan Q is a software engineer, a director of a voluntary organisation, a trainee counsellor, a keen geocacher, and an amateur magician. He lives with his partner and her husband in a polyamorous triad, and occasionally finds time to blog.

3 Comments

  1. James 7 years ago

    Be prepared for a lot more visits like that and several letters and phone calls too. We have had many asking for the previous occupants, as long as 4-5 years since they left.

    Just to be safe, in case someone isn’t so easily persuaded in future, I suggest you look up what rights householders and bailiffs have regarding entering and taking property. It is reassuring so good to know.

  2. Scatman Dan 7 years ago

    Thanks, James! I know my way around the courts service and the bailiffs from both sides of the fence already, but I’ve written a handy one-pager to stick to the back of the front door for the benefit of my fellow Earthlings, now!

  3. Sarah 7 years ago

    I had similiarly things during my years at uni. Makes for an entertaining life :)