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11. Ways of taking control

(1) To take control of goods an enforcement agent must do one of the following —
(a) secure the goods on the premises on which he finds them;
(b) if he finds them in a public place, secure them in a public place where he finds them or within a reasonable distance;
(c) remove them and secure them elsewhere;
(d) enter into a controlled goods agreement with the debtor.
(2) Any liability of an enforcement agent arising out of his securing goods in a public place under this paragraph is excluded to the extent that he acted with reasonable care.
(3) Rules may make further provision about taking control in any of the ways listed in sub-paragraph (1), including provision —
(a) determining the time when control is taken;
(b) prohibiting the use of any of those ways for goods by description or circumstances or both.
(4) A controlled goods agreement is an agreement under which the debtor —
(a) is permitted to retain custody of the goods;
(b) acknowledges that the enforcement agent is taking control of them; and
(c) agrees not to remove or dispose of them, nor to permit anyone else to, before the debt is paid.