The Government is to impose new regulations on the ever growing bailiff industry in England Wales, which has grown following the down spiral of the economy and more households accruing more debts and arrears.
Under new regulations laws governing bailiffs in England and Wales will see the creation of a code of conduct by the Ministry of Justice.
Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said in an interview to the BBC that there was a need to have "clarity" about what bailiffs were legally allowed to do and how people could report wrongdoing.
The proposals would include a ban on the use of force and detail what items bailiffs can and cannot take.
The government said it fears people do not have enough protection from the rogue practices of aggressive bailiffs.
And Mr Djanogly said the government had heard of rogue bailiffs carrying out "very bad behaviour".
Jonathan Djanogly Justice Minister said:
"I mean knocking on people's doors in the middle of the night, going to people's homes when there are only children in, but a lot of it is to do with the fact that a lot of people don't know what to expect," he said.
He added: "If we have a code, backed up by statute, where people know where they stand, then we think that a lot of these problems will go away."
Bailiffs in England and Wales currently need a court certificate to operate.