Warrant Of Execution

What is a Warrant of Execution?

A Warrant of Execution is a type of Remedy after Judgment which a lender can seek from the County Courts in order to enforce a judgment for any amount between £50 and £5,000. It is an order to Bailiffs to seize and sell your possessions to generate funds to pay the lender the cost of the judgment, court fees and any additional costs the court deems necessary.

Once a Warrant is issued, the debtor has 7 days to pay the full amount, if not, a bailiff will visit the debtor to seize goods. Any goods seized by the bailiff will be auctioned and the proceeds used to pay the judgment. The bailiff is not permitted to take certain goods, such as clothing, bedding or items required by the debtor to carry out business, such as work tools.

For larger amounts, a Writ of Control is needed, which is issued by a High Court.


Q: Can you stop a warrant of execution?

A: You may not be able to stop one entirely, but you can apply to the courts to suspend it, making repayments at a more affordable price for your circumstances.

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