Warrant Of Execution

This is another remedy after judgment which a lender can seek from the County Courts once it has judgment. It is a method of enforcing judgments and is an order to Bailiffs to seize and sell your possessions, to enable payment of the original judgment amount. The warrant will be issued for a value to include the original judgment amount, Court fees and any additional costs the creditor has incurred (these costs are added at the discretion of the issuing Court).

Once the warrant is issued, the debtor has 7 days to pay the full amount, if not, a bailiff will visit the debtor to carry out the warrant. 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. Warrant of Execution are issued for debts of between £60 and £5,000 – any amount over this will need a writ of fi.fa. , which is issued by a High Court.

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