21 January 2018, Sunday, 7:39

Bailiffs to receive right to break into homes of debtors?


Bailiffs will receive broader powers.

The statement was made today by Halina Padrazionak, the deputy director of the National Centre of Legislation and Legal Research of Belarus.

“In accordance with the bill on amendments to certain issues of civil legislation, powers of bailiffs will be broaden,” she said.

Padrazionak recalled that the united system of bailiffs had been created in Belarus on January 1, Interfax reports.

Under the bill, which was introduced to the upper house of the Belarusian parliament for consideration, bailiffs will get the right to put debtors on wanted list, enter the premises and land of debtors, register the transfer of ownership rights relating to the property of debtors. The bill amends the law on investigative activities, under which officers of law-enforcement bodies must accompany bailiffs if needed.

Padrazionak specified that the bill covered some issues relating to complaints of citizens, who have been warned about possible sending them to a medical labour centre (a kind of a correctional facility).