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What rate applies in case of recourse to a bailiff in a rental dispute?

Verified 04 mai 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

When a judicial officer intervenes in the context of a rental dispute, most of its tariffs (called emoluments) are regulated by law.

Notice (or leave) or the renewal of the lease issued by the bailiff are subject to free fees.

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

The establishment of a status by bailiff (or rental report) vary according to the surface of the dwelling.

Cost of a site survey carried out by an bailiff

Housing surface

Tariff (VAT included)

Up to 50m²

€131.50

Higher than 50 m² and up to 150 m²

€153.20

More than 150 m²

€229.81

€17.88 shall be charged for the letter of invitation of the parties.

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

The rates of the bailiff depend on the amount of the debt to be recovered.

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Debt less than or equal to € 128

Fees of the bailiff in case of a debt equal or less than 128 €

Form

Tariff (VAT included)

Mandatory

Details

Bail information and request for payment of rent (payment order)

€15.32

Yes

Remuneration

€30.64

No (a registered letter with acknowledgement is sufficient)

One right to sue is due according to the amount to cover.

Pay Order

€15.32

Yes

One right to sue is due based on the amount to be covered.

Report to the Departmental Coordination Commission for the Prevention of Rental Evictions (CCAPEX) of the paid command issued

€5.95

Yes

Only certain payment orders are involved (depending on the amount or duration of the debt).

Injunction

€25.54

No (you can go to court)

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

Debt exceeding € 128 and up to € 1,280

Fees of the bailiff in case of a debt exceeding 128 € or equal to 1 280 €

Form

Tariff (VAT included)

Mandatory

Details

Bail information and request for payment of rent (payment order)

€30.64

Yes

Remuneration

€30.64

No (a registered letter with acknowledgement is sufficient)

One right to sue is due based on the amount to be covered.

Pay Order

€30.64

Yes

One right to sue is due based on the amount to be covered.

Report to the Departmental Coordination Commission for the Prevention of Rental Evictions (CCAPEX) of the paid command issued

€11.90

Yes

Only certain payment orders are involved (depending on the amount or duration of the debt).

Injunction

€25.54

No (you can go to court)

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

Debt exceeding €1,280

Fees of the bailiff in case of a claim exceeding 1 280 €

Form

Tariff (VAT included)

Mandatory

Details

Bail information and request for payment of rent (payment order)

€61.27

Yes

Remuneration

€30.64

No (a registered letter with acknowledgement is sufficient)

One right to sue is due based on the amount to be covered.

Pay Order

€61.27

Yes

One right to sue is due based on the amount to be covered.

Report to the Departmental Coordination Commission for the Prevention of Rental Evictions (CCAPEX) of the paid command issued

€23.81

Yes

Only certain payment orders are involved (depending on the amount or duration of the debt).

Injunction

€25.54

No (you can go to court)

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

If the bailiff engages in your place procedure for making (to obtain the execution of compulsory work, the issuing of receipts, invoices...), the rate is €25.54.

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

In an expulsion procedure, recourse to the judicial officer is mandatory.

Its rates are regulated.

Rates applicable to acts performed by an bailiff in the context of an expulsion procedure

Form

Tariff (VAT included)

Meaning the representative of the State of assignment to declare the termination of the lease

€35.75

Command to leave the premises

€31.92

Information to the prefect of the command to leave

€35.75

Minutes

Expulsion CW

€182.57

After 15 minutes, the half hour is charged €74.40. Each additional half hour is due in full.

Inventory CW

€67.66

After 30 minutes, the half hour is charged €74.40. Each additional half hour is due in full.

CW

€44.69

kill

€29.36

Recovery CW

€182.57

After 15 minutes, the half hour is charged €74.40. Each additional half hour is due in full.

Notification

From eviction report (to tenant)

€33.19

Expulsion report (to the collector)

€25.54

From the consignment (to the expelled person)

€12.77

From the sealed envelope of personal documents and papers (to the person expelled)

€12.77

When the bailiff calls a witness, that witness receives compensation:

  • To be present at the opening of doors and furniture locking, the witness receives €7.92 (or €23.76 if it is a police officer).
  • To assist in the execution of an expulsion order, the witness shall receive €13.20 (or €39.60 if it is a police officer).

Locksmith, removal and movable guard expenses are free.

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.

To recover lodging abandoned by the tenant, certain formalities are obligatorily carried out by an usher.

Rates of formalities carried out by a bailiff if the tenant abandons the rented accommodation

Form

Tariff (VAT included)

Renter's formal notice of having to justify occupancy

By separate act

€63.84

Content in Command

€25.54

Abandonment of premises with inventory of furniture left on site

€67.67

The basic fee of the bailiff is increased, if necessary, by travel expenses (VAT included) €9.20 or €8.80 for meanings made exclusively by mail.

  Please note : you can have the bailiff's fees checked at the secretariat of the court, i.e. the court on which the bailiff's or the one who tried the case depends.