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Bailiffs used more than 18,000 times in Enfield according to research.
According to figures from a financial advice charity Enfield Borough Council has used bailiffs more than 18,000 times in the last year.
The Money Advice Trust released the figures yesterday which revealed the council has referred bailiffs to 18,127 residential properties in the borough which contains 122,020 houses.
Figures, which were obtained from a freedom of information request, were also published for the other 373 local authorities around the country.
In total 1.8 million referrals were made to bailiffs by councils across England and Wales in the last 12 months.
A large majority of bailiff visits in London are due to parking penalties and congestion charges.
However, authorities also refer council tax arrears and business rate arrears to bailiffs for collection.
The trust is calling on local authorities to be more responsible in managing their debt collection and to only use bailiffs as a last resort.
An Enfield Council spokesman said: "Enfield Council uses bailiff services when all attempts to recover money owed has failed. Those who do owe the council money are sent letters, offered arrangements to pay in instalments and reminders are sent that we use bailiffs as a final resort.
"The council has a duty to collect all taxes it is owed. Over the past few months the council has set up a task force with Job Centre Plus and the CAB to advise people who have reduced benefits."
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