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My sister-in-law is on the verge of bankruptcy. She has been using my address for her mail without my permission. Am I right to be concerned about bailiffs coming round?

The reason your sister-in-law has been using your address of course is to avoid the bailiffs coming to her own door. It can be an offence to provide a false address in order to obtain goods or services. It’s possible you will receive a visit from the bailiffs if your sister-in-law is taken to court, but they are not entitled to take any property which belongs to you, and if you explain the situation to them they will no doubt go away. If your sister-in-law is listed as living at your address, her activities may prevent you obtaining credit.

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